NCRW Listening Tour: Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Texas
Today, the NCRW Listening Tour brought President Áine Duggan to the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Texas. The Center fosters academic research, teaching, advocacy, and community partnerships in support of ending gender discrimination. They work toward this goal through four core projects:
- Faculty Development Program: supports and showcases the work of newly hired faculty working in the interdisciplinary field of Women’s & Gender Studies
- Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative: develops a culture of teaching for women’s human rights as gender and racial justice
- Inspire: a Young Women’s Leadership Program supports small cohorts of undergraduate women in various fields who are first-generation college students
- NEW Leadership™ Program: the only Texas site of this national program to prepare undergraduate women to participate in politics
The Center recently announced the establishment of the "Mary Braunagel-Brown Excellence Fund for Young Women Leaders," an endowment to support women undergraduates selected for INSPIRE Leadership, a three-year revolving program serving sophomores to seniors, that helps women develop the skills they need to achieve the highest levels within their chosen academic fields.