Feminist Research Alliance

Founded in 2010, the Feminist Research Alliance Workshop advances and energizes interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration among feminist scholars locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. At our convivial meetings, faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars present and discuss research-in-progress.  A fertile space for idea-incubation, the workshop also is community-building, enabling students and faculty to network with potential committee members, mentors, and colleagues beyond the boundaries of their home departments. All events are free and open to the public.

SPRING 2019

Matthew H. Sommer .

Matthew H. Sommer

Professor of Chinese History
Chair, Department of History
Stanford University

Abortion as a Topic for Feminist Historical Research: The Case of China

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
207 UB Commons 
UB North Campus

What is the history of abortion and how should that history inform, and be informed by, feminist political goals? Professor Sommer will address these issues from the standpoint of his research on abortion in Late Imperial China.

Read Professor Sommer's article "Abortion in Late Imperial China: Routine Birth Control or Crisis Intervention?"

Fernanda Negrete.

Fernanda Negrete

Assistant Professor
Romance Languages and Literatures

Symptom and Sensation: Clinical Aesthetics in Experimental Literature and Art

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
207 UB Commons 
UB North Campus

Professor Negrete, recipient of a Gender Institute Faculty Research Award, to work on her book, Symptom and Sensation: Clinical Aesthetics in Experimental Literature and Art, will join us to present research findings from the project.

Emily Grijalva.

Emily Grijalva

Assistant Professor
Department of Organization & Human Resources

Gender and Leadership Emergence

Thursday, March 7, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
207 UB Commons 
UB North Campus

Professor Grijalva, recipient of a Gender Institute Faculty Research Award, for the research project, “Gender and Perceptions of Leadership Emergence: An Updated Meta-Analysis”, will join us to present research findings from the project.

Megan Holland.

Megan Holland

Assistant Professor
Director, Educational Administration Master's Program
Educational Leadership and Policy

Being a School Counselor: Professional Identity in a Woman-Dominated Profession

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
207 UB Commons 
UB North Campus

Professor Holland, recipient of a 2018 Gender Institute Faculty Research Award, for the research project, “Caring Too Much or Just Enough? Gendered Experiences of School Counselors,” will join us to present preliminary research findings from the project.