Center for Research on Women

The mission of the Center for Research on Women (CROW) is to conduct, promote, and disseminate scholarship on women and social inequality.
 
The Center for Research on Women has investigated issues of gender, race, class and social inequality for 30 years. An interdisciplinary unit within the College of Arts & Sciences, this thriving academic center is home to collaborative researchers committed to scholarly excellence and deep community involvement.
 
The Center is regarded as a national leader in promoting an integrative approach to understanding and addressing inequities in our society. The Center's approach to research, theory and programming emphasizes the structural relationships among race, class, gender, and sexuality, particularly in the U.S. South and among women of color.
 
This kind of action-oriented, community-based research strengthens the public's understanding of women's experiences and informs local, regional and national public policy. 
 
Locally, CROW has long-running relationships with the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, The Urban Child Institute, Choices. (formerly Memphis Center for Reproductive Health), and various governmental agencies. On campus, CROW collaborates with many other departments and centers, including the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, the Department of Anthropology, African and African American Studies, the Department of History and the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. CROW continues to host visiting scholars, women's research forums and academic networking events, as well as community issue forums. 

Contact


Memphis, TN 38152-3530
Ph. (901) 678-2770
Fx. (901) 678-3652
http://www.memphis.edu/crow/
crow@memphis.edu
lynda.sagrestano@memphis.edu

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Principal Staff

Lynda M. Sagrestano, Ph.D., Director
Ph. (901) 678-2780
E-mail: lsagrstn@memphis.edu

Lornette Stokes, B.S., Administrative Secretary
Ph. (901) 678-2770
E-mail: lwstokes@memphis.edu

Teresa A. Diener, M.A., Project Coordinator, Community Voice Evaluation
Ph. (901) 678-2293
E-mail: tdiener@memphis.edu

Naketa M. Edney, M.A., Research Associate, Community Voice Evaluation
Ph. (901) 678-2153
E-mail: nedney@memphis.edu

Jennifer Gooch, M.A., Research Associate, Women's Economic Security: Campaign
Ph. (901) 678-2642
E-mail: jgooch@memphis.edu
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Featured Events


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Projects & Campaigns

Women's Academic Network
The Women's Academic Network provides women on our campus with an informal opportunity to meet new colleagues, socialize, and discuss topics of interest and relevance to women in academia.

Women's Research Forum
The Center invites women scholars to present their work on campus in a public forum.

Memphis Safe Campus Initiative
CROW is conducting research on campus safety, as well as working to prevent and reduce violence against women on the University of Memphis campus.

MemTV is a collaborative effort of over 30 agencies and organizations in the Greater Mid South area who envision a future where all teens are taught comprehensive sex education, teens' onset of sexual intercourse is delayed, teen pregnancies are reduced/eliminated, and teen parents are provided assistance.

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