The Center for Research on Gender and Women was established in 1977 as part of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, to advance knowledge about gender women both in the US and globally. The Center hosts the Wittig Postdoctoral Fellowship in Feminist Biology. It sponsors competitions for research funds and awards, hosts visiting scholars, builds institutional partnerships on and off campus, and publishes a weekly e-bulletin. In addition to its colloquium series, the Center for Research on Gender and Women (CRGW) organizes campus events, including lectures, workshop, and conferences, featuring campus, national, and international speakers.
Over the years, the CRGW has sponsored projects on transnational feminism and women’s movements, gender and citizenship, gender equity training, women and human rights, and internationalizing the curriculum, and mainstreaming gender and ethnicity into the curriculum. A special theme of the Center for currently is gender and science.