South Campus - Abbott Hall, Health Sciences Library Photographer: Douglas Levere.

South Campus, Abbott Hall, Health Sciences Library. Photographer: Douglas Levere.

The UB Gender Institute is fully invested in the importance of research on gender and sexuality to promote a more equitable and just world.

Our commitment to research extends to all Schools and Colleges at UB from the arts and humanities to health, business, and legal scholarship. We fund grants and fellowships to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Our research, together with our events, fellowships, and workshops, promote a culture of exchange and collaboration to imagine solutions for the challenges of the twenty-first century. 

If you would like to collaborate with other faculty on these topics, please go to our Affiliate page and utilize the search function, here:  Collaborate on Research

Gender Institute Original Research

Domestic Violence During Covid 19 book cover.

The Gender Institute partnered with the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women over the summer of 2021 to analyze the local impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence survivors. This quantitative project shows that Erie County is matching some national trends being reported by domestic violence service providers. This report provides an overview of the connections between the coronavirus pandemic and the hidden pandemic of domestic violence. 

Written by: Hilary Vandenbark (UB Gender Institute)
Research Supervisor: Karen King, Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy and Executive Director of the CSW
Designed by: Amanda M. Hart (CSW/GWEM Magazine)
Design Supervisor: Melissa Daily (Erie County)