Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies

In 1970, the field of women’s, gender and feminist studies was launched and was able to thrive in the ensuing years. NCRW was established in 1982 to create a supportive network for the burgeoning women’s research movement. Today, there are more than 900 women’s studies programs in the US with more than 10,000 courses offered on college campuses. Much of the curriculum is interdisciplinary and, in many instances, mainstreamed across subject areas. From the social sciences to liberal arts, fine arts and the sciences, feminist theory and framing (especially the intersection of race, gender and class) is having an important impact across disciplines in academia and beyond.

Stalled in the Pipelines: Opening Pathways to Women’s Leadership (NCRW Regional Conference 2011)

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10/13/2011 - 10/14/2011

Opening Pathways to Women’s Leadership

Claremont Graduate University

150 E. 10th Street, Claremont, CA

NCRW’s network, including academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, business, and policy leaders, gathered to focus on the status of women’s leadership in multiple sectors. The conference identified best practices, as well as generated recommendations and next steps for advancing women's leadership across sectors. The Conference Agenda follows.

International Conference on Gender Research and Chinese Studies Held in Nanjing, China June 9-11, 2012

 The International Conference on Gender Research and Chinese Studies brought together an international group of scholars from fifteen universities to explore gender issues relating to late imperial Chinese literature and culture, (trans)gender performance and the body, modern Chinese literature, history, and culture, and the market era. The conference also included a roundtable discussion concerning feminism, theory and practice, and keynote speeches from Kam Louie (Hong Kong University), Tani Barlow (Rice University), Julia Kristeva (University of Paris VII), and Kay Warren (Brown University). In addition, scholars and officials celebrated the Inauguration of the Center for Gender Studies and the Humanities, a collaboration between Nanjing University and Brown University.

For more information, please visit: http://brown.edu/Programs/Nanjing/content/events.html

Pembroke Center 2011-12 Academic Year Annual Report

The Pembroke Center's annual report highlights its research, archival, teaching, publication, and alumnae/i programs for the 2011-12 academic year.

Women's Studies As Civic Engagement: Research and Recommendations

 This report argues that women's studies has key lessons to offer about fostering civic engagement at the course level that will deepen student learning in the college setting, contribute respectfully to communities in which they become involved, and produce lifelong civic leaders.

Prepared on behalf of:
The Teagle Working Group on Women’s Studies and Civic Engagement and the National Women's Studies Association
By Catherine M. Orr, September 2011

URL: 
http://082511c.membershipsoftware.org/files/WomensStudiesasCivicEngagement2011Revised_Finalpdf-1.pdf
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Gender Equality Explorer

GENDER EQUALITY Explorer provides free, 24/7, user-friendly access to data disaggregated by gender from the U.S. Census Bureau collected through the American Community Survey.

URL: 
http://genderequalityexplorer.org/

Making Macroeconomics Work for US: A Feminist Perspective

As the world experiences increasing inequalities and gaps between and within countries, women’s rights organizations are working to challenge current hegemonic systems and develop alternatives for change. Building on feminist economic analyses, the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) is undertaking the production of periodic briefs - Nexus: Shaping Feminist Visions in the 21st Century - to enhance women’s leadership for the realization of human rights. The briefs aim to both engender analytical and practical approaches to human rights in general, and economic and social rights in particular, as well as strengthen the capacity of feminist and social justice movements.

Brief Number 1 - "Making Macroeconomics Work For US: A Feminist Perspective" - highlights linkages between macroeconomics and human rights in order to better inform discussions about solutions to the current economic crisis in the United States.

URL: 
http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/globalcenter/publications/nexus/October%202011%20Brief%201.pdf
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