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.

Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture: "Trafficking in Women: Legal Debates and Social Realities."


Carole J. Petersen, JD -  Director, Matsunaga Institute for Peace, Associate Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Mano. 

Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Lincoln Ave., Urbana.


Sex, Sports and Ethics Roundtable


Panelists include: Ara Wilson (Associate Professor in Women's Studies and Director of the program in the study of sexualities), Robyn Wiegman (Professor, Women's Studies and Literature), and Doriane Coleman (Duke Law School).

Location: Breedlove Room
Sponsored by the Kenan Institute and the Program in the Study of Sexualities.
*Refreshments will be served.

Inside/Out: Exploring Gender and Space in Life, Culture, and Art

04/15/2010 - 04/16/2010

Inside/Out” will bring together artists, public intellectuals, and scholars in the fields of design, the humanities, and the social sciences to consider the dynamic interaction between two notions: how gender affects the way we experience, construct, and use spaces, and how the notion of space influences the way we think about gender.

In cooperation with the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Registration is required by April 5; click here to register.

Location: Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, (617) 495-8600

Women Making Gains on Faculty at Harvard




Published: March 12, 2010



"Christine Jorgensen: Transsexuality and a Transnational Media Spectacle in the 1950s and 1960s": a lecture by Susan Stryker


Susan Stryker is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. She earned her Ph.D. in United States History at UC Berkeley in 1992, and subsequently held a postdoctoral fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Stanford University, as well as distinguished visiting positions at Harvard University, UC Santa Cruz, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and Macquarie University in Sydney. She is the Emmy Award-winning director of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, a public television documentary about a 1966 riot against police oppression by transgender prostitutes in San Francisco.

Angela Davis Honors Beverly Guy-Sheftall During NWSA Keynote Address

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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Measuring Gender Series: Doing Feminist-Demography? Measuring Gender as a System in Rural Bangladesh using Confirmatory Factor Analysis


Jill Williams, University of Colorado, Boulder

Location: 2239 Lane Hall

Spaces of Gendered Vulnerability: A Missing Link in Global Reproductive Health


IRWG cosponsored event: Mark Padilla

Location: SPH Crossroads 1690

This talk is part of the School of Public Health's Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health Speaker Series.

Why So Few?


In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law, and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers?

Drawing upon a large and diverse body of research, AAUW’s report provides compelling evidence of environmental and social barriers—including gender bias, stereotypes, and the climate within college and university science and engineering departments—that continue to limit women’s participation and progress.

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