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    The Feminist Research Institute (FRI) pursues the core research mission of UC Davis, with a defined and cutting edge specialization that brings disciplines together in new ways to catalyze research innovations rooted in feminist analytical and methodological insights.

  • The FRI vision includes the establishment of an innovative, out-of-the-box research program that generates transformative linkages across disciplines by bringing feminist ethics and methodologies to bear on the basic sciences, social sciences, humanities, health sciences, engineering, law, economics, and agriculture and environmental science.


The Feminist Research Institute is located at the University of California Davis.

Contact FRI by email at FRI@ucdavis.edu.

Announcing the 2017-18 Faculty Seed Grants


The Feminist Research Institute (FRI) at UC Davis recently awarded $46,000 to six interdisciplinary feminist research projects in our 2017-18 Seed Grant Competition. The annual competition aims to support collaborative faculty projects that use feminist approaches to engage in transformative, trans-disciplinary research.

Director's Letter: January 2017

Laura Grindstaff

Openness, curiosity, and willingness to work across different definitions of feminist scholarship could not be more critical in the current political climate. The place for that work is here and the time is now.

Profile: Michelle Murphy

Michelle Murphy

Read our interview with Michelle Murphy, Professor in the History Department and Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto—as she discusses her work on feminist technoscience, environmental politics, race, and colonialism, as part of our profiles of feminists in science and science studies.