For our upcoming events, please see our Spring Mailer

UB Gender Courses Spring 2021

Flyer image advertising a course on Latinx writers featuring various images of Latinx and Afro-Latinx art.

The Gender Institute is pleased to promote upcoming graduate and undergraduate courses related to gender and sexuality. For a full list, please click here.

If you are an instructor and would like your course to be listed, please fill out this form.


Undergraduate Scholarship

The Gender Institute and the Experiential Learning Network awards two scholarships to UB undergraduate students; One award for undergraduates conducting research related to women and gender and another for a community-based project with a gender focus.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 budget constraints, granting of awards will be as funds are available.

For application information, please click here.

Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Deadline

Established in 2012 to honor the distinguished contributions to research and education on women and gender of Professor Isabel S. Marcus, co-founder and co-director of the Gender Institute (1997-2003) and recipient of UB's 2012 Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education, the Gender Institute's Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship is awarded to outstanding UB graduate students to support and encourage research by and/or about women outside of the United States. 

Given international travel restrictions due to COVID-19, this year’s Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student for an outstanding international research project related to gender and sexuality. Travel is not a criterion for this year. Competition is open to all graduate students but advanced projects are particularly welcomed.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2021

For application information, please click here.


Black Lives Matter Book Club

The Gender Institute is committed to highlighting and supporting Black feminist scholarship, especially during this moment of reckoning with systemic racism, the legacies of slavery in America, misogynoir, and police brutality. The Gender Institute will host a virtual book club featuring the work of Black feminist scholars, public intellectuals, and activists during the 2020-2021 academic year facilitated by Mopelolade Ogunbowale (Visiting Assistant Professor, Transnational Studies) and Dana Venerable (Ph.D. Candidate, English).

Register here:

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 7 p.m.
patrisse khan-cullors and asha bandele, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Book cover image of "When They Call you a Terroist?".


Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 7 p.m.
Alicia Garza, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

Book cover image of "The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart".

Thursday, March 18, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
Sarah J. Jackson, Moya Bailey,Brooke Foucault Welles,  Hashtag Activism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice

Book cover art for "Hashtag Activism".

COVID-19 Reading List

The outbreak of the Coronavirus strain, COVID-19, has had differential effects on people based on race, class, and gender.

To explore these issues, the Gender Institute has compiled this Reading list.

This document is constantly updating and we welcome suggestions.  To contribute to this list, please send links to Graduate Assistant Hilary Vandenbark for inclusion.