Center for Research on Gender & Women
We sponsor an Honorary Fellows Program of visiting scholars and host scholars from around the US and the world. We also administer competitions like theHyde Dissertation Award and the Mary Washburn Willets Award for social science graduate students; the Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciencesfor undergraduates; and the Feminist Scholars Fellowship to provide tenured UW faculty working in women and gender studies a full-time research appointment for one semester. We also provide grant information, grant-writing support and administer grants.
Projects & Campaigns
The Transnational Feminism Research Circle is a project of the International Institute of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It partners with scholars and groups across campus interested in the study of transnational women's movements. It collaborates with Femsem (Training Seminar in Sociology of Gender) in the Department of Sociology; the Geographies of Feminism and Difference Series in the Department of Geography, the Transnational Gender History Series in the Department of History.
This new research circle focuses on how organizations and governments "mainstream" gender equity concerns into international policy, particularly on the transformation of feminist knowledge into “gender expertise” in various policy arenas. This project is designed to (1) deepen feminist policy-making expertise in Madison, (2) build connections between Madison gender scholars and those considered “gender experts” in policy institutions, and (3) advance UW as a globally recognized center for feminist policy knowledge.
You can visit the TARGET website here.
Reports & Resources
African Women’s Movements: Transforming Political Landscapes. Aili Tripp, Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga, and Alice Mungwa (co-authors). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Janet Shibley Hyde and Joy K. Rice, Co-Chairs of Task Force. 2006. Liutenant Governor's Task Force on Women and Depression in Wisconsin.
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.