Women's Research & Resource Center
Atlanta, GA 30314
The WRRC is the first women's research center at a historically Black college and the first one to offer a women 's studies major. Over the course of its 25 year history, with sustained support from the Ford Foundation, the Center has facilitated faculty and student leadership development; collaborated with other departments/programs on and off campus to establish new courses (most recently in the sciences) that address issues of gender and race; established international linkages with universities outside the U.S. to increase their capacity to promote faculty and student development; and hosted a number of conferences that explore the lives of African and African descended women in a variety of cultural contexts.
Principal StaffBeverly Guy-Sheftall, Dir. Women's Research & Resource Center & Anna Julia Cooper Prof. of Women's Studies
M. Bahati Kuumba, Dir. Women's Research & Resource Center & Associate Professor
Ayoka Chenzira, Director of Digital Moving Salon and Professor of Women's Studies
Monica Melton, Assistant Professor Women's Studies
Yvonne Vinson, Program Coordinator
Areas of Expertise:Diversity & Leadership, Awareness & Education, Girls & STEM, Higher Education, Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Projects & Campaigns
Feminist Thought & Scholarship
Sojourner Truth Women's Studies Collective. Founded in 1999, the Sojourner Collective is a feminist organization designed to support not only Comparative Women's Studies majors/minors but all people interested in progressive struggle to end sexist/racist/classist/heterosexist oppression.
Reports & Resources
Sisters of the Word, bi-annual newsletter.
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
Toni Cade Bambara Writer/Scholar/Activist Program and Collective. This unique internship/mentoring program, builds on a long tradition of black feminist scholar/activism at the College. Founded in 1985, this unique student leadership development program was renamed in 1996 in honor of the late scholar/activist Toni Cade Bambara. Bambara's writings and political activism reflected a profound understanding of the interconnections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. This program is designed to attract and help nurture committed students who are interested in becoming scholar/activists.
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.
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.