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.

The Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities Women’s Studies Student Conference Dinner

04/09/2010 - 04/10/2010

The Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities Women’s Studies Student Conference dinner.

Angela Davis Honors Beverly Guy-Sheftall During NWSA Conference

Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. She has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. Davis served as the keynote speaker for the 2009 National Women's Studies Association's annual conference where she honored Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., NWSA President & Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Womens Studies at Spelman College.

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Does Women’s Proportional Strength Affect their Participation? Governing Local Forests in South Asia


Bina Agarwal, Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi

Gender and Policy Seminar


Rebecca Thornton, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan

Location: Allison Dining Room, Taubman building, 5th Floor

* Lunch Provided

Women as Intercultural Leaders: Imagination, Innovation, Integrity

09/30/2010 - 10/02/2010

Second interdisciplinary conference exploring the intersections of women's studies, international and multicultural education, entrepreneurship, and leadership development hosted by

Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership
Saint Mary’s College
Notre Dame, Indiana USA

* Thursday noon to noon Saturday

More women in finance, a more sustainable economy

As has been pointed out with increasing frequency, a certain group think has been widely blamed for the economic crisis we find ourselves in today. Studies indicate that women are more comprehensive thinkers and less attracted to excessive risk than are their male peers.


Expanding Options for Female Offenders: A Project to Identify Community-Based Resources in Massachusetts

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Lunchtime Presentation 

Erika Kates, Ph.D.

Location: Cheever House


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11/11/2010 - 11/14/2010


Activists Who Yearn For Art That Transforms: Parallels in the Black Arts and Feminist Art Movements in the United States

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Through this offering of comparative cultural and intellectual history, Professor Collins exposes links between the Black Arts Movement and the Feminist Art Movement in the United States to address a critical question that is too often tackled without seeing these movements as central: How did postwar cultural workers deeply immersed in sociopolitical movements in the United States see their role and work?

Women's History As Personal & Political: An Event in Honor of Jane S. Gould '40

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Location: Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, Barnard Center for Women
In honor of both Women's History Month and one particular woman, Jane S. Gould '40, first permanent director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, BCRW presents a discussion that remembers Jane and places her life and work in the context of the feminist movements that have improved our lives in so many ways.
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