The Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) at Barnard College is dedicated to the promotion of feminist scholarship and activism. It comprises a community of faculty, students, staff, community activists, scholars, and alumnae. The center aims to keep feminist studies at the forefront of college life and works in collaboration with the college's Department of Women's Studies and Columbia's Institute for Research on Women and Gender. The Center maintains a resource library, hosts lectures and conferences highlighting women's studies research endeavors, and has a series of publications, including the Scholar and Feminist Online and New Feminist Solutions.
Principal StaffJanet Jakobsen, Ph.D., Director (on leave 2011-12)
Elizabeth Castelli, Acting Director
Gisela Fosado, Ph.D., Associate Director
Lucy Trainor '07, Program Manager
Pam Phillips, Administrative Assistant
Areas of Expertise:Barriers & Opportunities , Immigration & Migration , Diversity & Inclusion , Higher Education , Women's Movements , Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies , Work:life Balance , Economic Development & Security , Education & Education Reform , Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 
Projects & Campaigns
Reports & Resources
The Scholar & Feminist Online, a triannual, multimedia, online-only journal of feminist theories and women's movements, provides public access to the Barnard Center for Research on Women's most innovative programming by providing written transcripts, audio and visual recordings, and links to relevant intellectual and social action networks. The journal builds on these programs by publishing related scholarship and other applicable resources. A forum for scholars, activists, and artists whose work articulates the ever-evolving role of feminism in struggles for social justice, S&F Online brings you the latest in cutting-edge theory and practice.
New Feminist Solutions
Marking the newest direction in BCRW's more than thirty-five-year-old tradition of print publication, New Feminist Solutions is a series of reports geared toward informing and inspiring activists, policy-makers and others. Each report was written in collaboration with organizations and individuals who, like BCRW, have made a concerted effort to link feminist struggles to those of racial, economic, social and global justice. The reports are based on conversations and ideas emerging from conferences held at Barnard College, and are published in conjunction with websites featuring additional information from these events. Copies of the reports are free. They can be downloaded from the New Feminist Solutions website. Print copies can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCRW Newsletter Published biannually, the BCRW newsletter provides event information and feature articles that communicate some of the broader issues engaged by the events, thus providing readers with a new way of understanding the work of the Center as a whole.
The following issues are available to download in PDF format:
Guide to NYC Women's and Social Justice Organizations
This rich guide puts you in touch with the artists, activists and organizations whose work is most crucial to you. You'll find valuable information from nearly five hundred citywide organizations that work for sexual, racial, economic and social justice. The directory reflects our longtime commitment to building far-reaching, and sometimes unexpected coalitions.
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
Student Initiated Events Fund
The Student Initiated Events Fund provides the opportunity for any student involved in an activist group at Barnard or Columbia to receive funding from the Women's Center to bring a local activist or scholar to a student-oriented program to discuss issues of gender, feminism, or women's lives. Alternately, a student may suggest a topic for a larger Women's Center program.
To apply, please send the following information to email@example.com : Name of student organization; student contact information; description of the event in as much detail as possible.
For further information, please email the address above or stop by the Center.