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American University - Women and Politics Institute

The Women and Politics Institute is a part of the School of Public Policy at American University. Founded in 2000, it sponsors a lecture series on women in leadership, weekend classes on women employed in government, law, media, and the health sectors, and hosts a weeklong young women's leadership program in the summer. Students can work toward a certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership.

Barnard College - Center for Research on Women

The Center for Research on Women promotes a dialogue between feminist scholarship and activism, and serves a community composed of faculty, students, staff, community activists, scholars, and alumnae. Founded in 1971, the Center fosters inquiry and advances knowledge about women; keeps feminist issues at the intellectual forefront of college life; and increases ties among diverse groups of women. The Center works cooperatively with the College's Department of Women's Studies and Columbia's Institute for Research on Women and Gender. The Center achieves its aims through its public programming, including the sponsorship of the nationally recognized annual "The Scholar and the Feminist" conference and through the availability of its collection of periodicals and ephemera.

Boston College - Center for Work & Family

Founded in 1990, the Boston College Center for Work & Family (CFW) is committed to enhancing the quality of life of today's workforce by providing leadership for the integration of work and life, an essential for business and community success. Its vision is that companies and communities will work together to ensure their mutual prosperity and the well-being of employees and their families. CFW is part of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Brandeis University - Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women

Established at Brandeis University in 1997, the Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women is the world's first university-based research institute devoted to the study of Jewish women. The HIRIJW supports interdisciplinary research on Jewish women's historical and contemporary experiences. The Institute works to increase knowledge about Jewish women around the world, carrying out activities in partnership with other universities and organizations. It aims to develop international networks of Jewish women scholars and community leaders.

Brandeis University - National Center on Women and Aging

The National Center on Women and Aging is part of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. The mission the Center is to focus national attention on the special concerns of women as they age, to develop solutions and strategies for dealing with these concerns, and to reach out to women and organizations across the country, promoting the changes necessary to improve older women's lives.

Brigham Young University - Women's Research Institute

The Women's Research Institute is committed to the scholarly study of women's unique patterns of development, their viewpoints and contributions, and their involvement in families, religions, communities, and societies throughout the world. The Women's Research Institute is conducting programmatic research in three key areas of concern to women. These broadly conceived areas include women around the world, personal and public peace, and women and technology.

Brown University - Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women was established in 1981 as a research center on gender. What distinguished the Pembroke Center was its focus on the theoretical dimensions of the category of gender. At the heart of the Center's research agenda is a questioning of what counts as foundational knowledge in a given discipline. The Pembroke sponsors a range of programs and activities: a major research program that funds Postdoctoral Fellows in residence, Faculty Research Fellows, and Graduate Research Fellows; a scholarly journal, Differences, published three times a year by Indiana University Press; instructional programs, including the undergraduate concentration in Gender Studies; the Pembroke Associates, an alumnae/i organization of more than five hundred members that supports the work of the Center through fundraising and programming; and the Christine Dunlap Farnham Archives, housed at the John Hay Library.

City University of New York Graduate School and University Center - Center for the Study of Women and Society

Since 1977, The Center for the Study of Women and Society has promoted interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. The focus of the Center's research agenda is the study of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class and nation in relationship to the experiences of women and men in societies around the world. The Center cosponsors with the Women's Studies Certificate Program intellectual exchange symposia and lectures-among scholars within CUNY as well as with visiting scholars. The Center also seeks to collaborate with grassroots and professional organizations.

College of St. Catherine - Center for Women, Economic Justice and Public Policy

The Center for Women, Economic Justice and Public Policy focuses on economic inequalities associated with gender, race/ethnicity, and other consequential differences in contemporary society. Through courses, scholarship, activities, and community partnerships the Center strives to shift the emphasis from short-term assistance to sustainable opportunities for justice.

Columbia University - Institute for Research in African-American Studies

The Institute for Research in African-American Studies, founded in 1993, is an academic resource center that is building a new intellectual tradition upon the rich legacy of Harlem's history. The strategic research mission of the Institute is the critical examination of contemporary black politics, social relations, culture, and history. Towards that end, the Institute administers the undergraduate and master's degree programs in African-American Studies at Columbia University; regularly sponsors academic conferences, lectures and forums on a wide variety of topics; and produces the scholarly publication Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society.

Columbia University - Institute for Research on Women and Gender

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender was founded in 1987. Since its formation, the Institute has grown steadily. It now counts more than fifty faculty among its associated community. At present, Institute faculty provide feminist instruction and critical pedagogy leading to an undergraduate major, concentrations of several varieties, and a graduate certification program. It also anchors a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars, researchers and students, and facilitates collegial exchange through three distinct public lecture series.

Cornell University - Institute for Women and Work

The Institute for Women and Work (IWW) is a program of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. It is an applied research and educational resource center, which provides a forum for examining and evaluating the forces that affect women and work. The institute offers opportunities for women in New York State and nationally to develop skills, create linkages, explore concerns, build support systems, obtain technical assistance, and exchange ideas. The Institute has offices in New York City and Ithaca, and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C.

Harvard University - W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research

The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research is the nation's oldest research center dedicated to the study of the history, culture, and social institutions of African Americans. Founded in 1975, the Institute serves as the site for research projects, fellowships for emerging and established scholars, publications, conferences, and Working Groups. The Institute also sponsors two major lecture series each year, and serves as the cosponsor for numerous public conferences, lectures, readings, and forums.

Harvard University - Women and Public Policy Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

The Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Kennedy School of Government focuses on women's role within the public policy process as initiators of the policy agenda, as decision makers in the process, and as clients affected by the outcome. WAPPP's primary activities concern: facilitating scholarship on women and public policies; encouraging and enhancing teaching on women and public policy; publishing materials on women and public policy; and influencing the policy process.

Howard University - African American Women's Institute

Founded in 1993, the African American Women's Institute (AAWI) is a focal point for cross-cultural studies of women in color. The Institute seeks to build collaborative links with other local university women's programs and community organizations and also seek to create scholarly exchange programs between the university and local institutions like the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, the Bethune Museum and Archives, and the Library of Congress. Research emphases include chronicling African American women's history, research, and scholarship with particular emphasis on the upper south of the United States.

Indiana University - The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction

Founded in 1947, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction is a private, nonprofit corporation affiliated with Indiana University. The mission of The Kinsey Institute is to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. The Institute carries out this mission through development of specialized collections of resources for scholars, programs of research and publication, interdisciplinary conferences and seminars, provision of information services to researchers, and graduate training.

Loyola University at Chicago - Ann Ida Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

The Ann Ida Gannon Center for Women and Leadership promotes women's studies programs and progress and provides archives documenting women in leadership and education. The Center contributes to the development of women as scholars and leaders by providing role models and mentors, and by offering resources and research data enabling women to expand their contributions to the workplace, academia, and the community. The Center's mission is to: chronicle, celebrate, research, criticize, present, and nurture the roles of women in positions of leadership; promote an interdisciplinary approach to issues of women in leadership by bringing together a variety of existing projects and new initiatives; support innovation in the study and practice of women in leadership; serve as a primary center in the Midwest for scholarship and research on women and leadership.

Marymount College Tarrytown - Marymount Institute for the Education of Women and Girls

Founded in 1992 by a group of professional educators, the Marymount Institute helps teachers and administrators, parents, policymakers and students to identify the educational needs of girls and women and to facilitate positive transformation of their experiences in classrooms at all levels. The Institute has been awarded a number of grants to do research and take an active role in providing enrichment in gender equity training for faculty in graduate and undergraduate education programs throughout the Northeast. The Institute holds conferences and workshops and is also reaching a far wider public through Equity, a national newsletter on educational equity for all women and girls. The Institute provides educational equity consulting to schools and colleges.

Mills College - Women's Leadership Institute

The mission of the Women's Leadership Institute is to promote the development and recognition of women's leadership for a stronger society and a better world. Institute interests encompass local, national, and global issues. As part of the Mills academic environment, the Institute mission includes being a visible and integral component to enrich learning, inquiry, and scholarship within the college.

Mount Holyoke College - Five College Women's Studies Research Center

The Five College Women's Studies Research Center, founded in 1991, supports scholarly and creative work in women's studies by: providing visiting residencies for feminist scholars, teachers, artists, and activists from the United States and abroad; creating a structure for Five College faculty (Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Hampshire College, Amherst College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst), local community activists, and teachers with research interests in women's studies to discuss, critique, and facilitate one another's work; sponsoring faculty seminars, community workshops, and networking events on topics of importance to women's studies; organizing national and international conferences on scholarship and teaching in women's studies; and encouraging the use of archival collections on women in the Five College area.

New York University - Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University conducts a broad interdisciplinary investigation of gender and sexuality as keys to understanding human experience. It accomplishes its work through a research institute and through undergraduate academic programming. Collaboration with other NYU units and with outside organizations large and small is key to its success. The Center crosses academic disciplines; brings activists, artists, students, and scholars together; and examines the intersections of gender and sexuality with other social phenomena, such as race, ethnicity, and class.

Northwestern University - Institute for Policy Research

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute founded in 1968 at Northwestern University. Its mission is to stimulate and support social science research on significant public policy issues and to disseminate the findings. IPR's interdisciplinary faculty is committed to applying its research capabilities to many of the nation's most difficult and unsolved issues. These include reforming our educational system; implementing welfare reform so that it strengthens families and promotes positive child development; increasing citizen participation in communities; defining the appropriate roles of federal, state, and local governments; understanding the causes of increasing income disparity between races and classes and developing policies to offset those differences; involving communities in innovative responses to combat crime; and understanding the impact of the nation's racial and ethnic diversity and of its growing elderly population.

Radcliffe College - Henry A. Murray Research Center

The Henry A. Murray Research Center at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is a national repository for social science data on human development and social change. The Center's data archive includes qualitative material such as case histories, open-ended interviews, and responses to projective tests as well as computer-accessible data. In 1995, the Murray Center initiated a project to diversify its holdings through joint funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation. With a four-year continuation grant from the NIMH starting in July of 2001, the Murray Center plans to continue its acquisition of data sets with racially and ethnically diverse samples and encourage the use of these data for new studies.

Radcliffe College - Radcliffe Public Policy Institute

The Radcliffe Public Policy Center (RPPC) creates new ways of thinking about important economic, social, and political issues-both nationally and around the world. The Center's researchers undertake interdisciplinary research and convene scholars, policymakers, business and labor leaders, and members of the media. Its primary research themes are work and the economy, and science, gender, and society.

Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey - Institute for Women's Leadership

  • The Institute for Women's Leadership is a consortium of teaching, research and public service units at Douglass College of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The institute is dedicated to the study of how and why women lead, and to the development of programs that prepare women of all ages to lead effectively. Consortium members include the Center for American Women and Politics, the Center for Women's Global Leadership, the Center for Women and Work, and the Institute for Research on Women.

  • Center for American Women and Politics: Founded in 1971 as a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, the Center is a leading authority on the status and prospects of women in government. It conducts programs for women public officials featuring quadrennial forums for all U.S. women state legislators, an information service with a database of women officeholders and candidates, and ongoing research on the impact of women in public life. The Center also runs educational programs that connect students to the worlds of policymakers and community activists.

  • Center for Women's Global Leadership: Founded in 1989 as a project of Douglass College, the Global Center advances women's leadership in human rights, with emphasis on violence against women, sexual and reproductive health, and socio-economic well-being. The Center played a galvanizing role in the United Nations conference on human rights in 1993 in Vienna and the 1995 conference in Beijing.

  • Center for Women and Work: Founded in 1993 in Rutgers' School of Management and Labor Relations, the Center's primary work is forging links between researchers who study women and workplace issues and decision makers in government, labor, corporate, and community organizations. A major goal is to improve the situation of working women by creating a dialogue that combines research findings with practical experiences. Activities focus on conducting and disseminating research, sponsoring conferences, and offering educational programs for individuals, organizations, and the general public.

  • Institute for Research on Women: From its beginnings in the mid-1970s, the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) has brought top feminist scholars to Rutgers as lecturers and visiting professors. Affiliates include more than 900 faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates. The IRW runs an interdisciplinary seminar each year, a regular lecture series showcasing work by distinguished Rutgers faculty members and visitors, an annual spring conference, and an annual graduate student conference.

Simmons College - Center for Gender in Organizations

The Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO) is a resource for innovative ideas and practice in the field of gender, work, and organizations. Recognizing the pervasiveness of work organizations in society and in individual lives, CGO seeks to advance learning and support organizations to strengthen both gender equity and organizational effectiveness. In its approach, CGO understands that gender works simultaneously with race, class, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation in shaping organizational systems, cultures, and practices as well as individuals' identities and experiences at work. CGO is a part of the Simmons Graduate School of Management, the only management school designed specifically for women.

Smith College - Project on Women and Social Change

The Smith Project on Women and Social Change is an interdisciplinary faculty research group. Founded in 1978, the Project draws together faculty from a wide range of disciplines including anthropology, political science, sociology, education, history, exercise and sport studies, literature, psychology, religion, and economics. The Project's faculty participants are involved in research and teaching exploring women's contributions to social change and the ways in which women are affected by change.

Spelman College - Women's Resource and Research Center

The Women's Research and Resource Center has three goals: curriculum development in women's studies; research on women of African descent; and community outreach. The Center publishes Sisters of the Word, a bi-annual newsletter, and hosted Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Woman, which was founded in 1984 and ceased publication in the summer of 1995. The Center also coordinates the College's archives, the Toni Cade Bambara Writer/Scholar/Activist Internship Program, and the Sojourner Truth Women's Studies Collective.

Stanford University - Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Founded in 1974, Stanford's Institute for Research on Women and Gender supports research on women's changing economic and social roles and organizes educational programs that make such work accessible to the public. These programs have contributed to policy making and leadership on issues with significant impact on women and their families. The Institute's primary focus has been on interdisciplinary projects including research on women's health and conferences on divorce reform, adolescent pregnancy, androgyny, redefining family values, women's autobiographies, and west coast feminism.

State University of New York at Albany - Center for Women in Government & Civil Society

Founded in 1978, the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society is part of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany. The Center publishes reports on appointed policymakers in state government and on the changing government workforce. Current research projects include, "Agency Leaders and Policy Priorities," "Governance Futures: New Perspectives on Nonprofit Governance," "Technology and Work," "Upstate New York Small Business", and "African American Women and Entrepreneurship."

State University of New York at Albany - Institute for Research on Women

The Institute for Research on Women (IROW) at the University at Albany was established in 1987 to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship on women and gender. Building on a long-standing university commitment to women's studies teaching and research, the Institute brings together specialists from a wide variety of disciplines to engage in individual and collaborative research and development.

State University of New York at Buffalo - Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender

The Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender (IREWG) was established at the University at Buffalo in the fall of 1997. The mission of the Institute is to promote scholarly gender-related research in science and the humanities and to enhance the content and delivery of curricula that focuses on women and gender. IREWG recognizes such scholarship through programs that showcase published works and ongoing studies. The Institute encourages participation in the development of interdisciplinary research and education in related areas through networking, programming, and small seed grant funding.

Towson State University - Institute for Teaching and Research on Women

The Institute for Teaching and Research on Women at Towson State University was founded in 1990 to promote research on women and the integration of scholarship on women into the curriculum. The Institute for Teaching and Research on Women has two fundamental goals; to promote research on women by such activities as developing and supporting research projects which focus on women and to encourage integration of the new scholarship on women into educational curricula.

Tulane University - Newcomb College Center for Research on Women

The Newcomb College Center for Research on Women is a division of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, Tulane University. It is one of ten interdisciplinary research centers at Tulane University. The Center is the oldest university-based women's center in the Gulf South. The primary mission of the Center is to advance knowledge about women by documenting and preserving women's historical pasts, fostering the creation of scholarship about women, and promoting the inclusion of the scholarship on women throughout the educational system.

Tulane University - Southern Institute for Education and Research

The Southern Institute for Education and Research in a nonprofit race and ethnic relations center dedicated to promoting tolerance through education and training. The Institute fosters pluralism and combats bigotry through anti-bias education in schools and race relations training for community leaders. It coordinated the Southern Catalyst Network, a regional alliance devoted to combating prejudice and inequality in the deep South.

University of Arizona - Southwest Institute for Research on Women

The Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) was established as a regional research and resource center within the Women's Studies Program at the University of Arizona. Its mission is to conduct interdisciplinary, inter-institutional research, professional development, and outreach programs. SIROW is now connected to thirty campuses in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and west Texas, and with El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and El Colegio de Sonora in Mexico. The projects that SIROW undertakes either focus on women and gender in the Southwest and the Mexico-U.S. border region from a multicultural perspective, or are developed because they interest scholars in the region. Topically, SIROW has conducted work on women's education, employment, health, history, literature, and culture.

University of California, Berkeley - Beatrice M. Bain Research Group on Gender

The Beatrice M. Bain Research Group on Gender was established in 1987 at UC Berkeley to foster and coordinate scholarship on women and gender across the disciplines. To achieve its goal BBRG has initiated a wide range of programs that address the needs of its diverse constituencies. The three Group goals and programmatic activities are the promotion of gender into the course content and the training of undergraduates of existing area and international studies courses through intensive faculty discussion and study, curriculum development through a series of interventions including annual conferences and monthly colloquia designed to expose faculty to women's studies scholars, and teaching resources around gender issues, and training for faculty and doctoral students.

University of California, Berkeley - Center for Working Families

The Berkeley Center for Working Families, established in 1998, is devoted to three goals. Its first goal is to conduct innovative, theory-generating research that sheds light on the experience of two-job families. The Center encourages research that is collaborative, qualitative and comparative. Center research is therefore based as much as possible on rich in-depth interviews and ethnographic observations. It also compares patterns of care across racial, ethnic, and social class lines. Its second goal is to train young scholars to do research on working families by participating in research projects with Center Researchers, by receiving guidance from Core Faculty and Affiliates, and by joining in Center Workshops and attending Center-sponsored Public Lectures. Its third goal is to disseminate ideas and information to the scholarly community and to the public at large through published works, public addresses, and informal consultation with business, labor, childcare, educational and governmental groups.

University of California, Davis - Consortium for Women and Research

The Consortium for Research on Women's mission is to support research by and about women. First, the Consortium promotes the professional advancement of women scholars at the University. Second, it fosters interdisciplinary research, creative work, and dialogue on issues relating to women and gender in the broadest sense, but particularly in areas that have historically received less scholarly attention and economic support.

University of California, Los Angeles - Center for African American Studies

UCLA's Center for African American Studies (CAAS) was founded in 1969, the outgrowth of demands for relevant multidisciplinary research into the social, cultural, and political experiences of black Americans. The Center's mission is to develop strong academic and research programs in African American Studies through its five primary organizational branches: research, academic programs, library, special projects and publications. CAAS supports research that expands the knowledge of the history, lifestyles, and sociocultural systems of people of African descent and investigates problems that have bearing on the psychological, social and economic well-being of persons of African descent.

University of California, Los Angeles - Center for the Study of Women

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW), established in 1984, draws on the energies of 245 faculty from ten UCLA professional schools and thirty-four departments. Through its conferences, seminars and administration of grants, CSW has enabled feminist scholars to exchange ideas and secure funding. CSW works in conjunction with the UCLA Women's Studies Program to develop curriculum and promote feminist learning among both undergraduate and graduate students. The UCLA Center for the Study of Women is proud to sponsor Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society at UCLA. The journal will reside at UCLA until 2005.

University of California, Santa Barbara - Center for Chicano Studies

The Center for Chicano Studies is an organized research unit founded in 1969 to develop and support research on the history and contemporary sociocultural, political, artistic, and economic conditions of Chicanos/as, Mexicanos/as, and Latinos/as. The Center brings together faculty who engage in Chicano Studies through work groups, collaborative research and creative projects, publications, conferences, seminars, and exhibits. As one of only two organized research units devoted to the study of Chicano/a and Latino/a populations in the University of California system, the Center is often called upon to provide information to local community agencies, community leaders, and state and national entities, as well as to the local campus community. Each year the Center co-sponsors numerous community events designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of Chicano/a and Latino/a society and culture.

University of Chicago - Center for Gender Studies

The Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago, established in 1996, consolidates work on gender and sexuality, and in feminist, gay and lesbian, and queer studies. Questions pursued by participating faculty and students include: liberal nationalism and contemporary transnationalism; national and diasporic racial formation; biological, philosophical, and psychoanalytic notions of personality; the architecture of intimacy and its representation in the law; the relation to state and religious discourse of erotic ornaments and marginalia in medieval and early modern art. Recently the Center's focus has been on questions of gender, sexuality, and politics in the modern and contemporary world.

University of Chicago - Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

Researchers at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture are committed to moving the study of race well beyond the black/white paradigm that continues to govern most research within the United States. Its research program places the study of race in comparative frameworks that include both other racialized minorities within the United States as well as black (and/or indigenous) populations in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Asian Pacific, and Europe. The Center's program incorporates a commitment to studying the contextual interactions of race with gender and sexuality in processes of identity formation. The Center shares space and is engaged in ongoing collaboration with the University's Center for Gender Studies.

University of Florida - 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. Feminist and other theoretical approaches and methodologies are employed. The Center distributes a semi-annual newsletter and an occasional update focusing on gender studies.

University of Hawaii - Office for Women's Research

The Office for Women's Research (OWR), established in 1990, aims to be a lively intellectual center for feminist research on campus. Its goal is to promote interdisciplinary, cross-cultural feminist research on campus and in the larger community, and to foster a sense of excitement in the intellectual and political possibilities offered through feminist research. A primary focus of OWR's work is on Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific women; OWR is also interested in other cross-cultural perspectives on women and/or gender. OWR wishes to promote work that connects theoretical arguments to practical issues and applications, and to connect research by women in the university to the activities and concerns of women in local communities.

University of Illinois, Chicago - Center for Research on Women and Gender

The Center for Research on Women and Gender (CRWG) is the result of collaborative work among researchers from the Colleges of Nursing, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Social Work, and the School of Public Health. CRWG's efforts are focused on multidisciplinary, collaborative research and training in the areas of health, work, and culture, broadly defined.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program

The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) is an academic unit in the International Programs and Studies Division of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Officially established in 1987 as the Gender Relations in International Development program, WGGP encourages and facilitates the development of research, teaching, and service activities focused on the role of women in developing countries and the impact of international development on women, men, and children throughout the world. The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program stresses multidisciplinary, policy-oriented explorations of gender and development issues.

University of Maryland - Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

The Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity, established in 1998, is an association of academic units and individual faculty on the University of Maryland campus whose mission is to promote, advance and conduct, research, scholarship and faculty development that examines the intersections of race, gender and ethnicity with other dimensions of difference. Through its affiliates, community partners, and research interest groups it encourages an intellectual climate that supports collaboration. Through its Research Program Areas, it promotes approaches that contextualize the lives and experiences of the individuals and groups that participate in its research.

University of Maryland Baltimore County - Center for Women and Information Technology

The Center for Women and Information Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks to enhance our understanding of the relationship between gender and IT. The Center has a four-fold mission: to encourage more women and girls to study computer science and/or information systems and to pursue careers in IT; to enable all women and girls to use IT comfortably and knowledgeably; to assure that the richness and breadth of women's lives and concerns are fully represented and readily available on the internet; and to foster research concerning the relationship between gender and IT.

University of Massachusetts Boston - Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy serves as a catalyst for the participation of women from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds in the political life of the Commonwealth and the nation. The Center has three components: a one-year graduate program for women focused on policy training and leadership development; a political network for women featuring a series of panels, debates, symposia, and celebrations related to women's issues and advancement; and research projects examining the political empowerment of women and the impact of policy decisions on women, and the economic and social status of women in Massachusetts. The Center is developing a resource collection to include data, reference, archival, and other materials relevant to women and public policy.

University of Massachusetts Lowell - Center for Women and Work

The Center for Women and Work (CWW) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is dedicated to improving the conditions of work and enhancing economic opportunities for women through research, education, and social action. The Center is also dedicated to addressing the reciprocal relationship between women's work and the well-being of communities. The CWW is an interdisciplinary center designed to support a wide range of innovative projects related to women and workplace issues.

University of Michigan - Center for the Education of Women

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) was established in 1964 as the Center for Continuing Education of Women and was the nation's first comprehensive, university-based women's center of its kind. From the beginning the Center had a commitment to helping women further their educational and employment goals, as well as focusing on research and advocacy for women. The Center changed its name in 1989 to the Center for the Education of Women to better reflect CEW's three-part mission of service, advocacy, and research for women.

University of Michigan - Institute for Research on Women and Gender

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender was established at the University of Michigan in 1995 to: serve as an institutional umbrella for ongoing disciplinary and interdisciplinary research efforts focusing on women and gender at the University; provide stimulation, coordination and support for increasing these research efforts; and heighten the presence and impact of the University of Michigan in the area of women and gender scholarship both nationally and internationally. Institute activities link research in Women's Studies, disciplinary departments, interdisciplinary programs and the professional schools. This research explores differences and commonalities among and between women and men in the multicultural United States and internationally.

University of Minnesota - Center for Advanced Feminist Studies

The Center for Advanced Feminist Studies (CAFS) strives to foster intellectual community and collaborative research among feminist scholars within and outside the University of Minnesota. The intellectual goals of feminist studies are to develop, through the evaluative lens of feminist criticism and theory, systematic, comprehensive and accurate information about women and gender in past and present cultures throughout the world, and to transform traditional disciplines and fields of study through the incorporation of new data, methods, theories, and frameworks generated by feminist scholarship.

University of Minnesota - Center on Women and Public Policy

Since 1985, the Center on Women and Public Policy, a part of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, has prepared future policymakers, researchers, and community activists to challenge basic assumptions and bring women from the margins to the center in public affairs. The Center on Women and Public Policy conducts policy-oriented research that is recognized statewide, nationally, and internationally. Current and recent topics include comparable worth and employment discrimination, feminist social movements, women's political participation, reproductive health and population policy, international women's rights, and women in the legal profession.

University of Mississippi - Sarah Isom Center for Women's Studies

The Sarah Isom Center for Women has a threefold mission: curriculum development, programming, and research on women/women's issues. Research focuses primarily on southern women. The Sarah Isom Center performs both academic and service functions. It is dedicated to promoting research and scholarship about women by developing a multidisciplinary program of study that will help students appreciate the special concerns, contributions, and perspectives of women. Through the John Davis Williams Library, the Center is working to develop resources for further research by locating and recovering materials relating to the interests and activities of southern women.

University of Oregon - Center for the Study of Women in Society

The Center for the Study of Women in Society was founded at the University of Oregon in 1983. Its precursor, the Center for the Sociological Study of Women, was founded in 1973. This multidisciplinary research center generates, supports and disseminates research on gender and on all aspects of women's lives. Among the Center's goals are the initiation of research that addresses gender-related issues facing society today and the stimulation and increase of knowledge about how gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual identity, and culture shape women's lives.

University of Pennsylvania - Alice Paul Center for the Study of Women in Society

The Alice Paul Center for Research on Women and Gender (APC) provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and research on women and gender. The APC sponsors seminars, research fellowships for graduate students and faculty, conferences, speakers, and an associates program. Penn faculty associates who serve as affiliates of the Center and participate in APC programs come from many schools in the University and many academic and professional disciplines. Academics and professionals from the Delaware Valley also attend functions of the APC.

University of Rochester - Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies

The Susan B. Anthony Institute was established in 1986 to support the University of Rochester's Women's Studies program, faculty research, and attention to women's issues. The Institute sponsors monthly faculty research seminars, conferences, and a public lecture series. It offers an undergraduate major and minor in women's studies, and a graduate certificate in gender and women's studies. Susan B. Anthony Institute research grants, graduate teaching fellowships, and graduate dissertation fellowships support the ongoing research and curricular development of faculty and students. Each year the Institute, in conjunction with the English department and Writers and Books, awards the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for excellence in fiction by an American woman.

University of Southern California - Center for Feminist Research

The Center for Feminist Research provides the University of Southern California's feminist community with research-driven programming. A variety of seminars, workshops, conferences, and informal gatherings bring together a network of people who share interests and concerns. Its strengths are in literature and film, global feminism, and American and European history. Its programs are intended to promote scholarship, to strengthen the community of teachers and students of these subjects, and to support the research of faculty and graduate students.

University of Texas at San Antonio - Hispanic Research Center

The Hispanic Research Center (HRC) at The University of Texas at San Antonio, founded in l989, was created to foment high quality research on the nation's fastest growing population. The HRC's mission is to encourage, facilitate, and support faculty as they pursue, conduct, and document research which will broaden and deepen the knowledge base on Hispanics across disciplines, across divisions, and across colleges. A list of publications and some on-line reports are available on this site.

University of Virginia - Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies was established in 1981 in response to student and faculty demands for a more coherent African and African-American Studies program and a more aggressive program of minority recruitment at the University. It is an interdisciplinary teaching and research center drawing the majority of its faculty and students from the humanities.

University of Washington - Northwest Center for Research on Women

The Northwest Center for Research on Women (NWCROW) was established in 1980 by scholars at the University of Washington to promote, disseminate, and support feminist research by and about women. At present, NWCROW continues to focus on bringing women into academic areas from which they traditionally have been excluded. Its activities involve original research and the organization of lecture series and panel discussions on feminist research and on the climate for women in academia.

Utah State University - Women and Gender Research Institute

The Women and Gender Research Institute (WGRI) was formed in 1984 in order to foster research by women, to assist departments in recruiting and retaining women faculty, and to encourage research on gender issues by men and women.

Wellesley College - Wellesley Centers for Women

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) unite the Center for Research on Women and the Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies in an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in research, training, analysis, and action. The Center for Research on Women has worked to shape a better world through research, action, training, and publications. Studies on gender equity in education, sexual harassment in schools, childcare, adolescent development, and adult roles in the home and the workplace have influenced public policy for more than two decades. The Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies is dedicated to the prevention of psychological problems, the enhancement of psychological well-being, and the search for a more comprehensive understanding of human development. The mission of the Center is carried out through education, research, and community outreach. Particular attention is paid to the experiences of women, children, and families across culturally diverse populations.

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