Institute for Women's Studies
The University of Georgia Institute for Women’s Studies provides a feminist interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender. Administratively a program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Women’s Studies cooperates with departments of all schools and colleges of the University in developing its curriculum and programming.
Traditional academic disciplines have devoted little systematic attention to issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality. In the past 30 years, feminist scholars have contributed to the reinterpretation of existing data and to the presentation of new knowledge about the diversity of women’s experiences. Through course work and outreach, the Institute for Women’s Studies offers students an opportunity to explore women’s lives in global and multicultural contexts.
Principal StaffJuanita Johnson-Bailey, Interim Director
Ph. (706) 542-2846
Cecilia Herles, Assistant Director
Ph. (706) 542-0734
Cicely Robinson-Jones, Business Manager
Ph. (706) 542-2846
Terri Hatfield, Events and Administrative Coordinator
Ph. (706) 542-0066
Areas of Expertise:Globalization, Higher Education, Sexuality & Gender, Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies, Education & Education Reform
Projects & Campaigns
"Feminisms, Nationalisms, Transnationalisms" (2008). A workshop providing a supportive, feminist environment for scholars writing about intersections of race, class, sexuality, gender and nation in a transnational world.
Reports & Resources
The IWS Newsletter is released in the Fall and Spring Semesters.
The Institute for Women's Studies at the University of Georgia welcomes proposals for its third annual Women and Girls in Georgia Conference, to be held in Athens, Ga. Saturday, October 2, 2010.
The Institute for Women's Studies at the University of Georgia welcomes proposals for its third annual Women and Girls in Georgia Conference. They seek individual papers, group panels, workshops, and other formats.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.