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A university-wide research center founded in 1997, the Gender Institute promotes research and teaching related to women, gender, and sexuality. We offer grants and awards to faculty and students to support scholarship on women and on the intricate connections between gender and other social forces, such as sexuality, race, class, health, age, religion, and place. We convene interdisciplinary networks and organize lectures, workshops, conferences, film screenings, art exhibitions, and community events.

Dedicated to advancing women's and LGBTQ leadership, vision, and influence, the Gender Institute fosters workspaces in which each participant is stimulated to reach her/his highest potential and to increase knowledge and justice within the university, within their disciplines, and in society at large.

Hello and Good Bye:

Kari Winter, Director of the Gender Institute (2011-17), welcomes her successor, Carrie Bramen, as of July 1.

Farewell reception held during the joint Executive and Affiliate meeting on May 12: Kari Winter and Carrie Bramen