Feminist Research Alliance Workshop

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.

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Jim Holstun, Professor, Department of English. "Big Red Books: Simone de Beauvoir, Nawal el Saadawi, and Social Reproduction Theory" Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, September 23, 2021.

Hilary Vandenbark, PhD Candidate, Global Gender & Sexuality Studies. "Ally or Adversary? Rethinking Feminist Relationships with the State Post-MeToo" Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, April 14, 2021.

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Laina Bay Cheng, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development, School of Social Work. "Agency Through Thick and Thin: How Girls Exercise Sexual Agency Amid Social Injustice"" Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, November 12, 2020.

Margaret Rhee, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, University at Buffalo. "The Kimchi Poetry Machine: A Feminist New Media Story?" Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, October 29, 2020.

Erik R. Seeman, Professor and Chair, Department of History, University at Buffalo. "Women and the Protestant Cult of the Dead in Antebellum America," Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, February 26, 2020. 

Sharonah Fredrick, Clinical Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo. "Sex and Swords in Petticoats: Female Piracy in the Early Modern New World," Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, February 12, 2020. 

Sarah A. Robert, Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction and Director, Social Studies Education Programs, University at Buffalo. "How Gender and Policy 'Work' in Education: A View From the Americas," Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, October 24, 2019.

Matthew Sommer

Matthew H. Sommer, Professor of Chinese History and Chair, Department of History, Stanford University. "Abortion as a Topic for Feminist Historical Research: The Case of China," Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, May 7, 2019.

Emily Grijalva

Dr. Emily Grijalva, Assistant Professor, Department of Organization and Human Resources, "Gender and Leadership Emergence," Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, March 7, 2019

Rebecca Borowski, Doctoral Candidate, Educational Leadership and Policy, University at Buffalo. "Women Leaders in STEM Disciplines: A Comparative Case Study on Leadership and Disciplinary Culture," Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, October 10, 2019

Sharonah Fredrick video

Dr. Sharonah Fredrick, "Sephardic Jewish Legends of Lilith from Spain and the Spanish Americas," Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, November 8, 2018.

Full article: Disarticulating Lilith 

Dr. Ely's FRA Talk

Dr. Gretchen Ely, "Abortion Fund Service Recipients: Challenges and Hardships," Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, October 4, 2018.

Dr. Coleen Carrigan FRA talk

Dr. Coleen Carrigan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Science, Technology and Society (STS) at California Polytechnic State University, presents "Innovative Ways to Change the Culture of STEM" at the Feminist Research Alliance Workshop, September 13, 2018.