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.

Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

The Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE) at the University of Maryland is an interdisciplinary research center which promotes intersectional scholarship through original research, mentoring, and collaboration. CRGE's work explores the intersections of race, gender, ethnicity and other dimensions of inequality as they shape the construction and representation of identities, behavior and complex social relations.

Contact

1208 Cole Field House
College Park, MD 20742
Ph. (301) 405-2931
Fx. (301) 405-2868
http://www.crge.umd.edu
btdill@umd.edu
rzambran@umd.edu

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Ruth E. Zambrana, Ph.D., Director
E-mail: rzambran@umd.edu

Laura A. Logie, Ph.D., Assistant Director
E-mail: lauraalogie@hotmail.com

Bonnie Thornton Dill, Ph.D., Founding Director, CRGE
E-mail: btdill@umd.edu

Wendy Hall, Program Management Specialist
E-mail: hallw@umd.edu

Beth Douthirt-Cohen, Communications Coordinator
E-mail: bdc1@umd.edu
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Developing Research Studies include:

 
Limited research has been conducted on CVD risk factors and effective interventions among Latinos of Central and South American origin (CSA). Specific aims of this study are to: (1) assess health behaviors, social and psychosocial CVD risk factors among adult Central/South American men and women; (2) examine the associations between psychosocial, social and health behavior cardiovascular risk factors with clinical measurements among adult CSA men and women; and (3) conduct a pilot study with lay health promoters to test the effectiveness of literacy and linguistic appropriate health education using the Model for Improvement to improve CVD risk profiles among CSA adults. A cross-sectional health interview and examination survey of 400 CSA 30-64 year old adults residing in Montgomery County MD will be conducted, followed by an intervention with 30 lay community health promoters. The intervention includes 14 contact points; pre- and post-test instruments will measure effectiveness of the intervention.

Does Stress “Get Under the Skin” Differently By Social Status? Identifying Essential Bio-Social Pathways for Cardiovascular Disease Morbidity
 
 
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the major cause of death in the United States and racial/ethnic minorities have high incidence and prevalence rates compared to other groups in the population. According to the American Heart Association (2009), most recent prevalence rates for CVD were highest for blacks (45%) compared to Whites (33%) and Hispanics make up the largest ethnic group with increasing rates (32%) relative to their representation in the population. Although studies have documented population differences in CVD, the underlying biological and social risk factors that work concomitantly to account for these differences are not well researched or understood. Using secondary data from the 2006 health and Retirement Study Core Data File and Biomarker Supplement, we will examine the association between social status, SES, psycho-social adversities, biomarkers of disease, health status and health behaviors to assess their relationship(s) to CVD morbidity. Our main analytic interest in examining these relationships is to identify essential bio-social pathways of disease vulnerability, the mechanisms that mediate or moderate those relationships and the risk factors that place marginalized minorities (Blacks and Hispanics) at a disadvantage for CVD morbidity at older (50+yrs) rather than younger ages (<25yrs). This project is innovative since it is one of the very few studies to examine how social risk factors “get under the skin” differently for status groups in efforts to identify the important distal mechanisms involved that disproportionately increase VCD risk f or Blacks and Hispanics. Implications and outcomes of the study are aimed to help clinicians and health policy makers reduce disparities and increase cardiovascular risk prevention strategies to improve population health.

Stress for Success: The Impact of Occupational Stressors on the African American & Latino Professoriate
 
Occupational stress manifests itself in stress-related disorders (physical, mental), poor work performance, reduced productivity and retention of qualified employees in the workforce. This project investigates the relationships between occupational stressors, organizational factors, and moderators to explain variation in the physical and mental health of under-represented minority (URM) men and women faculty. Mixed methods are proposed to test the central hypothesis- URM women faculty will report a higher reported number of physical and mental health conditions than URM men. Data is collected from four sources; 1) survey, 2) focus groups, 3) in-depth interviews, and, 4) review of Curriculum Vitae. The sample will consist of 300 (150 males & 150 females) URM tenure track assistant or tenured associate professors in Research I and II institutions. These data will serve as the baseline for a larger longitudinal study to assess career path and progression over a three year follow-up time period.

Childhood Origins of Health Disparities in Young Adulthood
 
 
The primary objective in the proposed application is to determine the independent and interacting influences of gender, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES) at the family and community level on overweight and health among adolescents and young adults. Our central hypothesis is that social/cultural factors (e.g. preferences and norms) and structural factors (e.g. differential access to resources) interact to explain the disparities in weight status observed across racial/ethnic groups. Our collective experience in research on Hispanic, African American, Asian, and majority health, childhood obesity, the analysis of health outcomes, and our experience with management and analysis of large datasets make us uniquely qualified to conduct this research project.

Differences in Risk Factors by Hypertension Status Among Postmenopausal African American and Latino Women
 
The goal of this study is to investigate how various risk factors, socioeconomic status (SES), psychosocial, and access related factors, mediated by health behaviors and medical history, can increase our understanding of race/ethnic and gender differences in hypertension status (normotensive vs. hypertensive; treated vs. untreated; controlled vs. uncontrolled) and transitions in hypertension status for African American and Latino women ages 50 to79 years. Using secondary data analyses of the Women's' Health Initiative (WHI) for the African American (n=14,618) and Latino (n=6484) subsamples of the Observational Study (OS), Clinical Trials and Extended Study (2005-2010), we will address the risk factors that place racial/ethnic women at risk for critical levels of hypertension. Our main analytic interest in comparing hypertension status at baseline and transitions of hypertension status in subsequent years is to capture how risk factors can accumulate and exacerbate health conditions over time. Specifically, this study 1) examines the association between SES, psychosocial, and access factors with hypertension status (normotensive vs. hypertensive) and transitions in status and tests whether the associations are mediated by medical history and health behaviors among African American and Latino women, 2) assesses the underlying factors contributing to differences in two indicators of hypertension status a) treated vs. untreated hypertensives and b) controlled vs. uncontrolled hypertension status and transitions in status among African American and Latino women that have been identified as having hypertension, and 3) examines the relationship between access to care and geographic availability for health care services and hypertension status (normotensive vs. hypertensive and treated vs. untreated) and transitions in status for African American and Latino women. Of significance, assessing hypertension endpoints over time periods will allow a longitudinal assessment of the effects of SES on hypertension status. More importantly, the patterns of outcomes of the study will illuminate our understanding of the underlying factors that contribute to disparities in hypertension status for racial/ethnic women. This project is innovative since it is one of the very few studies to examine incidence and prevalence of hypertension status by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status using longitudinal data in efforts to help clinicians and health policy makers reduce disparities and increase cardiovascular risk prevention strategies to improve population health.

Past Research Program Areas:

Intersections, Identities, and Inequalities (Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill, director)

This program area focuses on the development of theoretical, methodological and pedagogical approaches to the study of intersections of race, gender, class, ethnicity and other dimensions of inequality. It is an interdisciplinary research program area that seeks to elaborate how dimensions of inequality intersect, creating new and distinct social formations. This includes promoting research that contextualizes the lives and experiences of individuals and groups, as well as develops applications of knowledge to human problems. This scholarship embraces a wide range of approaches that permit complex and nuanced explorations. Intersectional analysis is also an effort to move beyond binary or oppositional analyses and toward an understanding of the ways the ideological, political, and economic systems of power construct and reconstruct one another. An intersectional approach, grounded in lived experience, provides the intellectual foundation for the pursuit of social justice.

Health and Social Well Being of Low Income Women, Children, and Families (Dr. Ruth E. Zambrana, director)

This program area seeks to build a more comprehensive and ethnic-specific scientific knowledge base on the effects of the intersection of poverty, institutional barriers, and other non-medical factors that contribute to adverse health status. This approach takes into account the influence of race, gender, and ethnicity to promote responsiveness in the development of future health interventions.

Material Culture/Visual Culture (Drs. Mary Corbin Sies and Angel David Nieves, co-directors)

The Material Culture/Visual Culture (MC/VC) program area is engaged in research on African American material and visual culture, and more generally on the material and visual culture of marginalized subgroups of North America. The group seeks to publicize the value of material and visual evidence for understanding the cultures of everyday life of American subcultures and to foster an environment in which scholars from different backgrounds can explore and refine research and theories for working with material and visual culture.

Schooling, Ethnic Communities and International Perspectives. (Dr. Lory J. Dance, director).

This Research Program Area is in the early stages of development. Led by sociologist Dr. Lory J. Dance, this area focuses on the uses of qualitative methodologies in the study of education in ethnic communities in the United States and internationally. The group also houses the Qualitative Research Interest Group (QRIG; co-directed by Drs. Lory J. Dance and Annette Lareau), which sponsored a colloquium series in fall 2005 on funding qualitative research projects.

Other Activities:

Intersectional Research Database. CRGE is home to the world's first online database devoted exclusively to intersectional research. The Intersectional Research Database (IRD), which was launched in summer 2005, currently features over 100 annotations of articles and books on intersectional issues. The IRD is updated weekly and will soon include audio, visual images, video and sound.

CRGE Graduate Colloquium. CRGE holds a monthly colloquium for graduate students that focuses on various topics related to intersectionality and social justice. Graduate students from across the disciplines participate through attendance and by sharing their own work at the end of each semester. Recent colloquium topics have dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; interdisciplinary job talks; intersections and sexualities; and the commodification of Black youth, which was led by Dr. Patricia Hill Collins.

Research Interest Groups (RIGS). RIGS are smaller research groups, each sponsored by a Research Program Area. RIGS are collaborative, interdisciplinary groups that conduct intersectional research. The RIGS aim to create groups that can assist their members in preparing and submitting proposals for federal, state, and private sector research grants in CRGE Research Program Areas.


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CRISP Scholars

CRGE Interdisciplinary Scholars Program (CRISP) provides scholars with an opportunity to learn firsthand the processes of research, publication, and administration through a mentoring relationship with CRGE faculty. The focus of this exceptional program is two-fold: rigorous training and dedicated mentoring. CrISP scholars are first- and second-year incoming graduate students from departments affiliated with CRGE.


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National Women's Studies Association

Established in 1977, the National Women's Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.

Our commitments are to: illuminate the ways in which women’s studies are vital to education; to demonstrate the contributions of feminist scholarship that is comparative, global, intersectional and interdisciplinary to understandings of the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences; and to promote synergistic relationships between scholarship, teaching and civic engagement in understandings of culture and society.

Contact

11 E Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Ph. 410-528-0355
Fx. 410-528-0357
http://www.nwsa.org
nwsaoffice@nwsa.org


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Allison Kimmich, Executive Director
Ph. (973) 783-0438
E-mail: allison.kimmich@nwsa.org

Patti Provance, Deputy Director
Ph. (301) 403-0407
E-mail:patti.provance@nwsa.org

Kira Wisniewski, Operations Manager
Ph. (301) 403-0407
E-mail: kira@nwsa.org
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Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize

The prize includes $1,000 and recognition for groundbreaking monographs in women's studies that makes significant multicultural feminist contributions to women of color/transnational scholarship.

The prize honors Gloria Anzaldúa, a valued and long-active member of the National Women's Studies Association.

Sara A. Whaley Book Prize

Thanks to a generous bequest from Sara A. Whaley, NWSA will offer two $2,000 Sara A. Whaley book awards on the topic of women and labor. This prize honors Sara Whaley, who owned Rush Publishing and was the editor of Women's Studies Abstracts. Each year NWSA will award up to 2 book awards for monographs that address women and labor.

NWSA-University of Illinois Press First Book Prize

The National Women's Studies Association and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce a new competition for the best dissertation or first book manuscript by a single author in the field of women's and gender studies. Applicants must be National Women's Studies Association members. We welcome nonfiction manuscripts that exemplify cutting-edge intersectional feminist scholarship, whether the area of focus is historical or contemporary. The competition is open to scholars from all disciplinary backgrounds, but we especially encourage work that speaks effectively across disciplines, and projects that offer new perspectives on concerns central to the field of women's and gender studies.

Outstanding Achievement Award

The annual NWSA Women’s Centers Outstanding Achievement award is given to remarkable women working in Women’s Centers/Gender Equity Centers who have accomplished a significant endeavor to improve the lives of women, and have addressed gender equity, sexism and other forms of oppression.

Emerging Leader Award

An Emerging Leader is an individual new to the field of Women’s Center/Gender Equity Centers who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the issues that affect women on campus, in their community or globally.

Founders Awards

While collaborative efforts of many faculty, students and staff contributed to the establishment of the early women’s centers in the academy, this award is a special recognition of the pioneers who were the first directors of a college or university women’s center that has continued to serve students, faculty, and/or staff for at least two decades.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is given to an individual whose professional accomplishments includes leadership and service for a significant period of time as a Women’s Center director at one or more institutions of higher education in their professional career. This individual will have served as an effective visionary on behalf of women’s equality and lives, as an advocate, role model and mentor to other women and those dedicated to gender equity, and as one whose engagement with policy and systemic change has helped shaped the course of women’s and gender issues in her workplace, and, thus, provided a standard of excellence and enduring legacy.

NWSA Graduate Scholarship

NWSA will award $1,000 to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master's Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women's studies. The research project must be on women and must enhance the NWSA mission. This opportunity is open to current NWSA members.

Lesbian Caucus Award

The purpose of the annual NWSA Lesbian Caucus Award is to provide a $500 research award in recognition of a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation research project in areas of Lesbian, Queer, and LGBT Studies that resonates with the mission of NWSA.

Women of Color Caucus Awards

The purpose of the Women of Color Caucus Student Essay Awards is to discover, encourage, and promote the intellectual development of emerging scholars who engage in critical theoretical discussions and/or analyses about feminist/womanist issues concerning women and girls of color in the United States and the diaspora.


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Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research

The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research offers an interdisciplinary forum for the study of gender, its function in cultures and societies, and its intersection with race and class. Students may choose from three areas of concentration within the BA program: General Concentration, Concentration in Theories and Politics of Sexuality, Concentration in Gender and International Development. A minor in Women's Studies and a minor in Theories and Politics of Sexuality are also available. The Center offers master's and doctoral students the Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies in conjunction with (other) degree programs. Graduate students may choose a thesis or non-thesis Master of Arts degree.

Contact


Gainesville, FL 32611
Ph. (352) 392-3365
Fx. (352) 392-4873
http://web.wst.ufl.edu
tuckey@ufl.edu


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Principal Staff

Donna Tuckey, Office Manager
Ph. (352) 392-3365
E-mail: tuckey@ufl.edu
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Judith W. Page, Director - British women writers (18th-19th centuries); Women, literature, and landscape; Gender and ecology

Anita Anantharam - Transnational Feminism; Postcolonial theory; South Asian cultural history (19th century-present); Asian-American diaspora
 
Florence Babb, Graduate Coordinator - Feminist anthropology; Gender and sexuality; Culture and political economy of globalization; Latin America and the Caribbean
 
K.L. Broad - social movements; sexualities; methodologies
 
Stephanie Evans - Black women’s educational and intellectual history; Early 20th century U.S. and higher education history (Jim Crow & the Jazz Age); Research methods in African American history; Graduate training in Black Studies; Cultural identity, community service-learning, and experiential education
 
Tace Hedrick - Chicana/o & Latina/o Cultural Studies; Afro-Latino/a Cultural Studies; Feminist Theory; Transnational American Intellectual History; Feminist Art History
 
Angel Kwolek-Folland - Gender and business history; U.S. women’s history; History and sexuality; Gender and international rights
 
Milagros Peña - Women of Color in U.S. Society; Feminist Social Science Research Methods; Local and Global Perspectives on Women’s Activism; Latina Activism in the U.S. and Latin America; Latinos and Latinas and Civic Engagement in the U.S.; Religion and Gender
 
Trysh Travis, Undergraduate Coordinator - 20th century US literary and cultural history; Gender and popular culture/media studies; Men and masculinities; History of US feminism

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O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Awards

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida announces the following O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Awards. The amount of the awards given each year varies depending on the amount released to the committee. The awards range in size from $300 to $10,000. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor outstanding students.

The Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship and the Association for Academic Women Emerging Scholar Awards

The Association for Academic Women (AAW) at the University of Florida established the Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship to honor an outstanding female graduate student. One fellowship in an amount up to $2,000 will be awarded to assist in the dissertation phase of the doctoral degree. The recipient must be enrolled in dissertation credits for at least one semester (for example summer 2013 or fall 2013 and/or spring, 2014) after she is selected to receive the fellowship.


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Higher Education Resource Services (HERS)

HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) is an educational non-profit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education administration. Since 1972 HERS has served the higher education community, preparing more than 4300 women faculty and administrators for leadership roles. Today HERS Alumnae are active on over 1200 campuses across the USA, South Africa, Botswana, India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Micronesia, and Caribbean region. The campuses served include public and private institutions in all Carnegie categories. Currently, over 500 HERS alumnae now serve in senior level positions.

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1901 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80208-1002
Ph. (303) 871-3975
Fx. (303) 871-6766
http://www.hersnet.org/
HERS@du.edu


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Principal Staff

Stacey Farnum, Research Associate
Ph. (303) 871-6866
Email: SFarnum@du.edu

Janell Gotier-Juanda, Executive and Financial Assistant
Ph. (303) 871-6472
Email: Janell.Gotier-Juanda@du.edu

Shannon Martin-Roebuck, Director of Operations
Ph. (303) 871-3975
E-mail: shannon.martin-roebuck@du.edu

Suzanne Sable, Program and Communications Coordinator
Ph. (303) 871-6866
E-mail: Suzanne.Sable@du.edu

Elizabeth Suarez, Director
E-mail: elizabeth.suarez@du.edu

Judith S. White, President and Executive Director
Ph. (303) 871-6524
E-mail: jwhite28@du.edu
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HERS Institutes

Each of the three Institutes—HERS Bryn Mawr, HERS Denver and HERS Wellesley—deliberately seeks a diverse group of approximately 70 women leaders to share and learn from their multiple perspectives under the guidance of women faculty from higher education, national organizations, government and foundations.  The participants are sponsored by a range of institutional types from different regions of the country.  HERS Institute participants generally hold mid- to senior-level positions and bring expertise from many academic disciplines and organizational specialties.  They also represent a range of ethnic and national groups, ages and years of experience in higher education and other related fields.

HERS in Africa

The HERS South Africa Program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, began in 2000. Over the course of the first four years, 73 women travelled from South Africa to Wellesley College to participate in carefully tailored training opportunities and to observe administrative practice at U.S. colleges and universities. Participants were paired with women leaders at host institutions including Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Amherst College, Bridgewater State College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Curriculum focused on strategic planning, change leadership, human resource development and institutional effectiveness.


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HERS is a national leadership development program for women in higher education administration. The office sponsors professional development activities designed to improve the professional capacities and status of women in higher education. The Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration co-sponsored by HERS and Bryn Mawr College was first held in 1976. Since then over two-thousand women administrators from the United States Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, the Virgin Islands, Guam, Bermuda, Sweden, Wales, Iran, Singapore, and the Netherlands have attended. The HERS Management Institute at Wellesley College was first held in 1978 and there are over one-thousand alumnae. The HERS office has been located at the University of Denver since 1982 and in 2004 moved into the Merle Catherine Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women.


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Center for the Study of Women

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women is an internationally recognized center for research on gender, sexuality, and women's issues and the first organized research unit of its kind in the University of California system. Though CSW is funded by the Division of Social Sciences, it serves the entire university. CSW is part of the Division’s commitment to gender equity and research parity at UCLA. Its mission is to develop and foster research, to facilitate productive scholarly relationships, and to aid recruitment and retention efforts. Established in 1984, it draws on the expertise of more than two hundred members from thirty-four departments and ten UCLA professional schools. CSW administers research grants for faculty and students; organizes research projects, conferences, seminars, and public lectures; and publishes a monthly web newsletter that features research, conference reports, faculty profiles, and announcements.

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-7222
Ph. (310) 825-0590
Fx. (310) 825-0456
http://www.women.ucla.edu
mchughla@humnet.ucla.edu
csw@csw.ucla.edu

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Principal Staff

Kathleen McHugh, Ph.D., Director (On leave)
Ph. (310) 206-7735
E-mail: cswdirector@women.ucla.edu

Rachel Lee, Interim Director
E-mail: rlee@women.ucla.edu

Julie Childers, Assistant Director
E-mail: jchilders@women.ucla.edu

Allison Wyper, Administrative Specialist
Ph. (310) 206 1871
E-mail: awyper@women.ucla.edu

Brenda Johnson-Grau, Managing Editor, Publications
Ph. (310) 206-5487
E-mail: bjg@ucla.edu
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Principal Investigators: Professor Kathleen McHugh, UCLA University Librarian Gary Strong
 
Principal Investigators: Professor Kathleen McHugh, Dr. Julie K. Childers
 
Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Zukow-Goldring
 
Principal Investigator: Professor Rachel Lee

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eScholarship

JMEWS

JMEWS (Journal of Middle East Women's Studies) is the official publication of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies, a multidisciplinary, international organization affiliated with the Middle East Studies Association. Its purpose is to advance the fields of Middle East women's studies, gender studies and Middle East studies through contributions across disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.

Thinking Gender Papers:

Ah-Sue, Geraldine: ReOrienting Asian/American Subjectivities: On the Cultural (Re)Writings of All- American Girl, 2009.

 
 

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Support for Undergraduate Students

As part of its commitment to academic excellence, CSW encourages the development of scholarly and professional skills among UCLA undergraduate students interested in research related to women, gender and sexuality.  Through our awards, newsletter, meeting space, and employment, CSW fosters the success of many undergraduates.  While student support has always been a part of CSW’s mission, this structure has been extended and formalized through the organization of new opportunities for undergraduate students.

Support for Graduate Students

n its twenty-six years as an organized research unit at UCLA, CSW has advanced academic excellence in the study of gender, sexuality, and women’s issues by developing and fostering both faculty and student research and by facilitating productive scholarly relationships across the campus and around the world. Through funding, programming, and employment opportunities, CSW has long supported and advanced the research and professional careers of graduate students at UCLA. In recent years, CSW has dramatically extended and formalized this support through targeted fundraising, innovations in programming structures, and the creation of new scholarly and professional training opportunities. The Graduate Student Initiative is our renewed and extended public commitment to promoting the professional success and academic excellence of graduate students at UCLA. If you have any questions about this initiative, please email CSW at csw@csw.ucla.edu

Research Scholars Program

CSW created the Research Scholar program in Spring of 1989 and instituted this affiliation during the 1990-1991 academic year.  The Research Scholar category was created to provide a Center affiliation and title for established scholars not funded on extramural projects. The program supports local independent scholars who are conducting research on women, sexuality, or gender who have limited institutional access to research support. Research Scholars must have an active research project in progress and neither a tenure-track position nor a permanent, full-time academic affiliation with a college or university. CSW encourages affiliation from a diverse group of scholars from across the academic disciplines.

Co-Sponsorship

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) partners regularly with other UCLA entities to foster innovative scholarship and intellectual community.  CSW cosponsors events on a selective basis.  The campus-based event must be hosted or initiated by another UCLA unit and have a clear relevance to CSW’s mission of reaching across disciplines to foster a community of scholars studying women, sexuality, and gender.


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Consortium for Women and Research

The Consortium for Women and Research is dedicated to the support of research by and on women and on gender in its multiple intersections with race, class, sexual identity, and other categories of identity and analysis. The Consortium expresses this support through:
  • Research and Travel Awards
  • Fostering interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars and activists, 
    off campus communities and policy makers
  • Recognizing and rewarding accomplishments in mentoring
  • Advocating support for women's professional advancement in the 
    University
  • Contributing to community and mentoring among women scholars 
    on campus

Contact

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Ph. 530-754-8852
Fx. 530-754-8853
http://cwr.ucdavis.edu/
consortiumforwomen@ucdavis.edu


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Laura Grindstaff, Director
Ph. (530) 754-8852
E-mail: lagrindstaff@ucdavis.edu

Beverly Babcock, Program Coordinator
Ph. (530) 754-8851
E-mail: bababcock@ucdavis.edu
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The Consortium for Women and Research brings top-ranking women scientists to campus to discuss their research and to meet with faculty and graduate students for a lively and thoughtful conversation about the issues that women scientists face and the best strategies for dealing with them.
 
 
 
Chaotic Cabal
Susan-Jane Harrison, Dramatic Arts
Jarrell Chua, Dramatic Arts

Cross-Cultural Women's and Gender History Program
Victoria Langland, History

Gender and Militarization
Hilary Berwick, Cultural Studies

Language Revitalization
Martha Maci, Native American Studies

Uneasy Remains
Gina Caison, English


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Visiting Scholars Program

The Consortium for Women and Research is pleased to announce the continuation of its Visiting Scholars Program. Each year we provide a small group of competitively selected domestic and international scholars with university affiliation, library privileges, shared office space (when possible), computer/internet access, and the opportunity to participate in the Consortium’s events.

Graduate Student Travel Awards
Provides funds to graduate students in any field for travel to professional conferences, workshops, or professional events for the purpose of presenting their own research or creative work and for engaging in networking plan of their own construction. Historically, the Consortium has given preference to students in the areas of research for which funding is not easily available. It has also funded students in areas in which women are distinctly under represented.
Travel Awards are to be used for travel from December 15, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Awards limited to $500 domestic and $800 international travel.

First-Year Post-Doctoral Travel Award
These awards provide funding to women in their first year of post-doctoral study in any of the STEM disciplines for travel to professional meetings for the purpose of presenting their
PhD research and implementing a networking plan of their own construction. The consortium gives priority to proposals from scholars whose research focuses on gender and/or who are in STEM fields in which women are distinctly underrepresented. 

Outstanding Mentor Awards
Honor Academic Senate and Academic Federation members for mentoring women post-docs and graduate students in research and professional development. They include $500 towards research support.

Graduate Research Awards (GRA)
Funds graduate student research and creative work up to $1,000 in three areas:
- Research about women and gender in its multiple intersections with race, class, sexual and national identity.
- Research that focuses on or leads to the improvement of the lives of girls or women.
- Research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering that advances the Consortium's goals.

Research Interest Group Awards
Research Interest Groups are groups of faculty, graduate students, and postdocs who are engaged in collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects by and about women and/or gender in its intersections with race, class, sexual and national identity, and the like. Provides funds to sponsor Research Interest Groups in order to facilitate collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and inquiry by and about women and about gender in its multiple intersections with race, class, sexual and national identity, create opportunities for cross-disciplinary discussion among scholars, create support groups that assist RIG members in preparing and submitting grant proposals, and build better connections between scholars, policy makers,activists and/or local communities.


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Beatrice Bain Research Group

The Beatrice Bain Research Group (BBRG) is the University of California at Berkeley's research center on gender and women, established in 1986. The BBRG is particularly interested in enabling research on gender in its intersections with sexuality, race, class, nation, religion, postcoloniality and transnational feminisms. To meet the needs of its various constituencies, the BBRG engages in a range of activities. These include: the Scholars In Residence Program; the Affiliated Scholars Program; Scholars in Residence Panels; Invited Lectures Series; and co-sponsorship with other research units, departments and organizations on campus of conferences, lectures and other events with feminist content.

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Berkeley, CA 94720-2050
Ph. 510-643-7172
Fx. 510-643-0246
http://bbrg.berkeley.edu/
bbrg@berkeley.edu


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Trinh T. Minh-ha, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Rhetoric, Vice Chair for Research, Gender and Women's Studies
E-mail: trinh@berkeley.edu

Gillian Edgelow, Program Administrator
gilliane@berkeley.edu
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Scholars in the field of feminist research from throughout the world tender applications for Visiting Scholar status at BBRG. These honorary affiliates are chosen on the strength of their research projects and the ability of the faculty or library resources on the Berkeley campus to meet their research needs. Scholars generally remain at BBRG for six months to one year, and are expected to complete the project they originally proposed. They are also to participate regularly in BBRG's scholarly life and academic programs. These scholars are granted access to the university library system, photocopy and mailing privileges, and shared office space.

Scholars in Residence Program

Among its programs and activities, the BBRG has a Scholars-in-Residence Program. Under the auspices of this Program, each year the BBRG hosts a new group of approximately ten competitively selected scholars from the U.S. and abroad for a period of one academic year.

Affiliated Scholars Program

Among the BBRG programs and activities is the BBRG Affiliated Scholars Program, designed to accommodate visiting scholars who would like to spend a relatively short period of time in residence, ranging from one month to one semester. (For a period of residency of one full academic year, please see the BBRG Scholars-in-Residence Program). The BBRG Affiliated Scholars Program is open to scholars who meet UC Berkeley's visiting scholar definition, from the U.S. and abroad, whose work is centrally on women and gender. Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand one year prior to the beginning of the appointment.


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Center for the Study of Women in Society

The University of Oregon's Center for the Study of Women in Society promotes research on the complexity of women’s lives and the intersecting nature of gender identities and inequalities. Faculty and graduate students affiliated with the Center generate and share this research with other scholars and educators, the public, policymakers, and activists. CSWS researchers come from a broad range of fields in arts and humanities, law and policy, social sciences, physical and life sciences, and the professional schools.

CSWS Mission
Generating, supporting and disseminating research on the complexity of women’s lives and the intersecting nature of gender identities and inequalities.

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1201 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Ph. 541-346-5015
Fx. 541-346-5096
http://csws.uoregon.edu
csws@uoregon.edu


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Carol Stabile, Director
Ph. (541) 346-5524
E-mail: cstabile@uoregon.edu

Gabriela Martínez, Associate Director, Coordinator of Women of Color Project
E-mail: Gmartine@uoregon.edu

Alice Evans, Communications
Ph. (541) 346-5077
E-mail: alicee@uoregon.edu

Peggy McConnell, Accounting and Grants
Ph. (541) 346-2262
E-mail: peggym@uoregon.edu

Pam Sutton, Office and Events Coordinator
Ph. (541) 346-5015
E-mail: csws@uoregon.edu
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Feminist Thought and Scholarship

Research Interest Groups. Research Interest Groups (RIG) organized by CSWS foster collaboration between scholars at the university. Faculty, graduate students, and community members participate in programs and events. RIGs are designed to facilitate collaborative research; create support groups for the preparation of grant proposals; build better connections between scholars and community activists; and generate opportunities for cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars.

Women of Color Project

CSWS was awarded a Ford Foundation grant in March 2008 from the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW). “Diversifying the Leadership of Women’s Research Centers,” was meant to promote the leadership of women of color from historically underrepresented groups in the United States within NCRW and within its women’s research, policy, and advocacy member centers. CSWS and the UO Office of the Vice President for Research provided matching funds.

Charise Cheney, associate professor, UO Department of Ethnic Studies, continues as the 2012-13 coordinator of the CSWS Women of Color Project. Cheney’s research interests include African-American popular and political cultures, black nationalist ideologies and practices, and gender and sexuality. She is the author of Brothers Gonna Work It Out: Sexual Politics in the Golden Age of Rap Nationalism (New York: New York University Press, 2005) and is currently working on a book about black resistance to school desegregation in Topeka, Kansas in the decade before Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. She earned her PhD at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Fembot Project

Designed to re-imagine academic writing and research, the Fembot Project participates in the ongoing revolution in academic publishing, taking seriously the advice of scholars to democratize our publications by embracing open access, open source publications. The Fembot Project centrally includes a new journal—Ada: Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology—that will be broadly accessible, both in terms of physical access and in terms of its content. The Fembot website comprises three overlapping projects: Ada, Laundry Day, and a professional clearinghouse.

Women Writers Project

This group organized MemoirFest, the first annual CSWS Women Writers Symposium, held May 12, 2012. The second annual CSWS Women Writers Symposium: Common Ground, was held over Mother’s Day weekend 2013. The Women Writers Project seeks to foster and enhance opportunities for women writers on campus, in the community, and throughout the Pacific Northwest; to bring distinct voices of published women writers to campus; and to support the work of creative writing by bringing together writers from different disciplines.


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2012 CSWS Annual Review

CSWS Research Matters is published three times yearly. Each two-page article is written by a UO faculty member whose research has been supported by CSWS.

Feminist Thought and Scholarship

Sandra Morgen; Joan Acker; Jill Weigt. 2010.Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform. Cornell University Press.

Pascoe, Peggy. 2009. What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America. Oxford.

Reis, Elizabeth. 2009. Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Lynn Fujiwara. 2008. Mothers without Citizenship: Asian Immigrant Families and the Consequences of Welfare Reform. University of Minnesota Press.

Microfinance

Lamia Karim, 2011. Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh. University of Minnesota Press. Lamia Karim is the associate director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society and an associate professor in the University of Oregon Department of Anthropology.


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Grants and Fellowships

The Center for the Study of Women in Society maintains a number of grant programs to support the work initiated by University of Oregon faculty, staff (with the appropriate end degrees), and graduate students. By providing these highly competitive grants and fellowships, CSWS consistently has supported many important research projects at various stages of development and enriched programs in all sectors of the university. The Center has offered research funding to faculty and graduate students at the University of Oregon for more than 25 consecutive years.


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Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality

The Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality fosters cutting-edge research on women, gender, and sexuality across the disciplines. The Center offers graduate and faculty fellowships, hosts a number of seminar series, and sponsors three named lectureships annually which bring prominent academic, literary, and public figures to campus.

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249 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304
Ph. 215-898-8740
Fx. 215-898-1803
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/wstudies/
wstudies@sas.upenn.edu


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Christine Poggi, Faculty Director
Ph. (215) 898-1527
E-mail: cpoggi@sas.upenn.edu

Demi Kurz, Co-Director
Ph. 215-898-8740
E-mail: dkurz@sas.upenn.edu

Shannon B. Lundeen, Associate Director
Ph. (215) 898-9607
E-mail: bshannon@sas.upenn.edu

Luz Marin, Program Coordinator
E-mail: lmarin@sas.upenn.edu
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South Asian Feminisms

During the past forty years, South Asia has been the location and the focus of dynamic, important feminist scholarship and activism. In this collection of essays, prominent feminist scholars and activists build on that work to confront pressing new challenges for feminist theorizing and practice. Examining recent feminist interventions in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, they address feminist responses to religious fundamentalism and secularism; globalization, labor, and migration; militarization and state repression; public representations of sexuality; and the politics of sex work. Their essays attest to the diversity and specificity of South Asian locations and feminist concerns, while also demonstrating how feminist engagements in the region can enrich and advance feminist theorizing globally. 

Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives (Praeger, 2010)

This compelling, interdisciplinary compilation of essays documents the extensive, intersubjective relationships between gender, war, and militarism in 21st-century global politics.

Ex-Cities by Hélène Cixous, edited by Aaron Levy & Jean-Michel Rabaté

“Ex-Cities," a new release in the Contemporary Artist Series at Slought Books, arises from a shared concern for displacement and exile in the work of Hélène Cixous and British artist Maria Chevska. Visual documentation of “Vera’s Room,” Chevska’s installation in the galleries, is interspersed throughout Cixous’ text exploring the relation of art and literature to cities and their destruction. This bilingual publication includes a companion audio CD as well as a foreword by Eric Prenowitz and contributions by editors Aaron Levy and Jean-Michel Rabaté. 

The F Word: A Collection of Feminist Voices

A literary journal created to fill the feminist void here at Penn. Our mission is to provide an outlet for writing or art pertaining to feminism (broadly defined as respect for all individuals regardless of gender or sexual affiliation).

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Lynda S. Hart Prize in Sexuality Studies

The Hart Prize, established in the spring of 2006, awards $250 each year for a senior thesis or seminar paper in the field of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) studies. This new prize will be awarded in memory of Lynda S. Hart, Professor of English at Penn and groundbreaking scholar in feminist performance studies and queer theory. The prize recognizes original, rigorous scholarship by an undergraduate in any field.

Trustees' Council of Penn Women Fellowships

The Trustees' Council of Penn Women offers three $5,000 summer research stipends to female faculty, or faculty members whose research is centrally concerned with the role of women in society, science, or arts and letters.* The Trustees’ Council of Penn Women wishes to assist Associate Professors working for promotion to Full Professor, as well as Assistant Professors seeking promotion to the permanent rank of Associate Professor.

Leboy-Davies Graduate Fellowship

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women invite applications for the Leboy-Davies Fellowship. The fellowship was created in honor of Phoebe Leboy and Helen Davies, two pioneering feminist faculty members in the health sciences. It will provide up to $4,000 in research or travel funding to a graduate student whose work will foster women’s health, well-being, and educational equality anywhere in the world, or enhance our understanding of gender inequality. Priority will be given to students who have earned the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate (or who are currently enrolled in the program), and to projects leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation.

Phyllis Rackin Fellowship 

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women invite applications for the Phyllis Rackin Fellowship. The fellowship was created in honor of Phyllis Rackin, a pioneering feminist scholar and former faculty member in the English Department here at Penn. The fellowship will provide up to $4,000 in research or travel funding to a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences whose research creates or promotes new scholarship on women, gender, and/or sexuality in the humanities. Priority will be given to students who have earned a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate (or who are currently enrolled in the program), and to projects leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation.

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Senior Thesis Prize in Women’s Studies

The Smith-Rosenberg Prize awards $250 each year for a superior senior thesis paper in the field of Women's Studies. During their senior year, all Women's Studies majors write a thesis based on original research they carry out on a topic relating to gender. The prize, which recognizes the student paper of the highest quality, is named in honor of the distinguished historian Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, a founder of the Women's Studies Program at Penn.


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Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Founded in 1974, the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University creates knowledge and seeks to implement change to promote gender equality. Our current focus is Moving Beyond the Stalled Gender Revolution. We are bringing together an intellectually diverse group of scholars to provide new insights into the barriers to women's advancement and to propose novel and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.

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589 Capistrano Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8640
Ph. (650) 723-1994
Fx. (650) 725-0374
http://gender.stanford.edu/
gender-email@stanford.edu


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Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, Executive Director
PH. (650) 723-1994
Email: lorim@stanford.edu

Shelley J. Correll, Director, Clayman Institute
Ph. (650) 723-1994
E-mail: scorrell@stanford.edu

Ann Enthoven, Program Manager
E-mail: ann.enthoven@stanford.edu

Andrea Rees Davies, Director of Programs and Research
E-mail: ardavies@stanford.edu

Wendy Skidmore, Program Associate

Marion Groh Marquardt, Web Specialist
Email: marionm@stanford.edu
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Ms. at 40 and the Future of Feminism

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ms. magazine in January 2012 at Stanford University. A keynote speech by Ms. founding editor, Gloria Steinem, will be the centerpiece of a Winter Quarter series of events that looks back on what Ms. has meant to its readers over the last 40 years and that looks ahead to what feminism may mean for the next generation.  
 
 
According to national studies, women hold more than half of all professional occupations in the U.S. but fewer than 24 percent of all computing-related occupations, representing a huge pool of untapped talent. The numbers are not moving in favor of increasing women's participation in technology; in 2008 women earned only 18 percent of all computer science degrees. Back in 1985, women earned 37 percent of CS degrees, nearly double today's share.

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research conducted two studies looking at the participation of women in technology and offering new ideas and solutions for increasing the role women play in the development and use of technology.
 
 
The lectures will take place in Winter Quarter at Stanford University. Lecturers will be selected competitively. Nominations by must include a description of the contribution of the nominee to advancing gender equality. Special emphasis will be placed on inviting women of color, women who reach across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and women who play a public role in advancing gender equality. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis as lecture slots are still available. Nominators are encouraged to contact the Clayman Institute [email] to discuss potential nominees and nomination requirements prior to submitting a nomination.
 
The Clayman Institute will provide publicity and will cover the costs of travel, a small honorarium, and networking events and meals.
 
 
"Art at the Institute" exhibits artists, female and male, whose work critically engages with contemporary discourses around gender. Work seen at Serra House ranges from paintings to photography, computer manipulated images, weaving, prints, and mixed media, and illustrates artists' rich use of imagery, form, political perspectives, and grrrl attitude. The program will highlight the ways contemporary art takes part in the ongoing dialogues surrounding gender. 
 
 
The Clayman Institute supports efforts that translate our research and programs into actions for change. We have posted videos, discussion guides, and other ways to keep the conversation going. Sometimes, research is the first stop on the way to change.

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Meeting the needs and expectations of dual-career academic couples - while still ensuring the high quality of university faculty - is one of the great challenges facing universities. Academic couples (those with both partners working in an academic environment) represent a deep pool of talent. Yet, dual-career academic hiring often remains difficult and controversial. The Clayman Institute's 2008 study, Dual-Career Academic Couples: What Universities Need to Know, surveyed 30,000 faculty at 13 of the nation's leading public and private research universities. The report reviews practices, policies and programs for administrators to successfully work with the hiring and retaining of dual-career academic couples. Our pages contain resources for academic institutions and dual-career couples alike.

Aging

Yalom, Marilyn & Carstensen, Laura (eds). Inside the American Couple. ( Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002>

Difficult Dialogues Program - Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Aging in the 21st Century consensus report. ( Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2002)

Economic and social status of women

Clayman Institute. 2008. Climbing The Tech Ladder; Obstacles and Solutions for Mid-Level Women in Information Technology. Written by A. Henderson, C. Simard, S. Gilmartin, L. Schiebinger, and T. Whitney.

Strober, Myra and Agnes Miling Keneko Chan. The Road Winds Uphill All the Way: Gender, Work, and Family in the United States and Japan. (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999)

Family

Clayman Institute. 2008. Dual-Career Academic Couples: What Universities Need To Know. Written by L. Schiebinger, A. Henderson, and S. Gilmartin.

Yalom, Marilyn. A History of the Wife. ( New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2001)

Yalom, Marilyn and Thorne, Barrie (eds). Rethinking the Family. (Albany, NY: State University New York Press, 1990)

Feminist Thought and Scholarship

Rhode, Deborah L. Speaking of Sex: The Denial of Gender Inequality. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997)

Rhode, Deborah L. Theoretical Perspectives on Sexual Difference. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990)

Boxer, Marilyn Jacoby. When Women Ask the Questions: Creating Women's Studies in America. (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998)

Freedman, Estelle. No Turning Back. ( Westminster, MD: Ballantine Books, 2002)

Global Issues

Walker-Moffat, Wendy. The Other Side of the Asian American Success Story. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1995)

Mahadevi Varma. Translated by Neera Kuckerja Sohoni. Sketches from My Past: Encounters with India's Oppressed. (Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1997)

Mankekar, Purnima. Screening Culture, Viewing Politics: Television, Womanhood and Nation in Modern India. ( Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000)

Zheng, Wang. Women in the Chinese Enlightenment: Oral and Textual Histories. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, Berkeley, 1999)

Health and Health Care

Litt, Iris. Taking Our Pulse: The Health of America's Women. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997)

History

Freedman, Estelle. Maternal Justice: Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1996)

Gelles, Edith. First Thoughts: Life and Letters of Abigail Adams. (New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, 1998)

Gelles, Edith. Portia: The World of Abigail Adams. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1992)

McCurry, Stephanie. Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations and the Political Culture of Antebellum South Carolina Low Country. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1995)

Offen, Karen. European Feminisms, 1700-1950: A Political History. ( Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000)

Schiebinger, Londa. Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World ( Harvard University Press, 2004)
Yalom, Marilyn. A History of the Breast. (New York, NY: Knopf, 1997)

Science

Schiebinger, L., (ed.). 2008. Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering. Stanford University Press, 2008 was published on March 12, 2008.  

Schiebinger, Londa. Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science (Beacon Press, 1993; Rutgers University Press, 2004)

Schiebinger, Londa. Has Feminism Changed Science? (Harvard University Press, 1999)

Schiebinger, Londa. The Mind Has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science (Harvard University Press, 1989)

Sexuality

Lewin, Ellen. Inventing Lesbian Cultures in America. (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1996)

Mintz, Beth & Rothblum, Esther (eds). Lesbians in Academia: Degrees of Freedom. (New York, NY: Routledge, 1997)


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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that focus on the Institute's theme, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century." Recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply. While in residence at the Institute, Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.

Graduate Dissertation Fellowships

The Clayman Institute’s Graduate Dissertation Fellowships (GDF) are awarded to outstanding Stanford doctoral students who are engaged in research on women and/or gender. The fellowships will provide financial support for top gender scholars as they complete their dissertations, while encouraging interdisciplinary connections for their research. Clayman GDFs will have offices at the Clayman Institute, where they will participate in the intellectual life of the Clayman Institute as well as take part in professional development workshops during the academic year.  GDFs will be contributing to the writing and research efforts of the Clayman Institute. Fellowship funding is for three quarters: two quarters of research assistantship and one quarter teaching assistantship. In addition to the stipend, GDFs will receive $1,000 in research funding.

Marilyn Yalom Research Fund

The Marilyn Yalom Research Fund supports currently enrolled Stanford Ph.D. candidates working in the humanities on issues concerning women and gender in the humanities.  The research funds support original research or conference costs. Dr. Yalom has been part of the Clayman Institute since 1978, having served as both Associate Director and Acting Director. She is currently a Senior Scholar, and is well known as an internationally acclaimed historian of women's and gender issues.

Majorie Lozoff Graduate Prize

The Marjorie Lozoff Prize is awarded annually by the Marjorie Lozoff Fund for Research on Women and Gender to promote scholarship in areas that further women's development. All currently registered Stanford University graduate students, in any academic or professional discipline, are eligible. The range of research topics include, but are not limited to: men and women's role within the family; the role of women and gender in science, medicine, and engineering; women's participation in the professions and other areas of work; women as entrepreneurs; women and gender in developing societies; women and gender cross-culturally. Preference will be given to original research on current social issues.

Myra Strober Prize

The Myra Strober Prize honors the best Gender News article written by a Stanford graduate or undergraduate student.  The $1,500 annual prize highlights news articles about women’s education, work, family, or the nexus of work and family.


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