The University of Wisconsin, Madison's Center for Research on Gender & Women is part of the Women's Studies program and is dedicated to promoting exchange and communication between women's studies scholars working in different fields. The center is in charge of monthly colloquia for local scholars to discuss their research; lectures by national and international scholars and creative artists; grant-processing services and workshops; proposal writing support; an Honorary Fellow program; a quarterly newsletter; and links with other research centers on the Madison campus and around the country.
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. Lieutenant Governor's Task Force on Women and Depression in Wisconsin .
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
Center for Research on Gender & Women sponsor's an annual competition for the Feminist Scholars' Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to provide University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty a full-time research appointment for one semester. The Center will finance a lecturer replacement if necessary in the scholar's home department to cover the applicant's teaching responsibilities.
Visiting Scholars