National Women's Studies Association
The National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) is dedicated to furthering the development of women's studies at every educational level in every setting. NWSA provides a forum for dialogue and collective action among women committed to feminist education and change. The association holds conferences, publishes resources on women's studies, offers awards and scholarships, sponsors caucuses and task forces, and has workshops for administrators.
Principal StaffAllison Kimmich, Executive Director
Ph. (973) 783-0438
Valda Lewis, Director of Media & Technology
Ph. (216) 834-2407
Patti Provance, Deputy Director
Ph. (301) 403-0407
Kira Wisniewski, Operations Manager
Ph. (301) 403-0407
Areas of Expertise:Higher Education, K-12, Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies, Education & Education Reform
Projects & Campaigns
Women of Color Leadership Project. The WoCLP is designed to increase the number of women of color students and faculty within the field of women’s studies and gender studies and, consequently, to have an impact on the levels of participation and power by women of color in the PA&D, NWSA, and in the field of women’s studies as a whole.
NWSA Data Collection Project. NWSA partnered with the National Organization for Research (NORC) at the University of Chicago to collect data on the field of women’s/ gender studies nationally; the project was made possible with generous support from The Ford Foundation.
Teagle Foundation Grant. The National Women's Studies Association is pleased to announce it has received a two-year grant from the Teagle Foundation to investigate relationships between theories and practices of civic engagement at the undergraduate course level, develop model pedagogies for teaching about civic engagement, and train faculty to implement and assess such pedagogies.
Women's Studies Development
Annual Conference. NWSA oversees an annual conference where scholars, teachers, students, and activists convene to exchange ideas about the theories and practice of women's studies and feminist education.
National Guide to Women's Studies. Online searchable guide to women's studies programs, departments, courses and degree offerings. Updated.
National Guide to Campus Women's Centers. Passed to NWSA by Geri Grebi, this is an online searchable database of Campus Women's Centers.
Reports & Resources
Women's Studies Department
Introducing Women's and Gender Studies: A Teaching and Resource Collection (2007). Compiled by Elizabeth Curtis.
The PA & D Handbook (2006). Prof. Martha McCaughey (ed.).
Get a head start and register early. Review the conference schedule, construct and print your personal schedule, and read about the keynote and plenary sessions.
The National Women's Studies Association is pleased to offer an interactive audiovisual workshop on how to successfully navigate the grant-seeking process from three different sources: internal grants, community-based foundations, and national foundations.
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 9 -- 4:00-5:15 PM EST
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
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.