News from the Feminist Research Institute

2017

Feminist Research Institute Looks to Bridge Gap between Humanistic and Scientific Sides of UC Davis
May 25, 2017, by Lisa Howard

In her opening remarks at the Feminist Research Institute symposium, “Feminist Research Across the Disciplines,” Interim Director Laura Grindstaff noted that feminist scholarship has had minimal impact on the STEM disciplines compared to social sciences and humanities ...

Researcher Spotlight: How an Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers Became Interested in the Ethics of CRISPR/Cas-9
May 18, 2017, by Lisa Howard

CRISPR/Cas-9 is a powerful new gene modification technology that has the capability to change the genome of any living species, including humans. As part of a seed grant from the Feminist Research Institute, four UC Davis faculty are looking at the implications of this brave new world and developing a feminist framework for the ethics of gene modification. ...

Feminist Research Institute Digest: May 15, 2017

Research Project Looks to Increase Women and Underrepresented Minorities in the Sciences
May 11, 2017, by Lisa Howard

Susan Eberler’s research focuses on wine and chemistry. Patsy Eubanks Owens’ research focuses on the relationships between people and the outdoor environment. Astrid Volder specializes in plant root systems — how plant roots respond to stresses such as extreme heat or drought. And Marco Molinaro’s research has looked at the applications of technology in education for students from elementary school through college. ...

Feminist Research Institute Digest: May 3, 2017

Feminist Research Institute Digest: April 14, 2017

FRI Receives Award Grant from California Humanities
April 6, 2017

California Humanities has recently announced the 2017 Humanities For All Quick Grant awards. The Feminist Research Institute at UC Davis has been awarded $5,000 for its project entitled “Legacies of the Street: Seeking Transportation Justice.”

Feminist Research Institute Awards Interdisciplinary Feminist Research Projects Across Campus, April 5, 2017

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. ...

Feminist Research Institute Digest: March 8, 2017

Feminist Research Institute Digest: February 27, 2017

Feminist Research Institute Digest: January 31, 2017

Director's Letter, January 9, 2017

"We begin a new academic quarter and calendar year in discouraging political times. The 2016 presidential election in the US underscores both the vulnerability and importance of feminist research." ...

Feminist Research Institute Digest: January 9, 2017

2016

Feminist Research Institute Digest: November 16, 2016

Michelle Murphy, Feminists in Science and Science Studies interview series

"Michelle Murphy is Professor in the History Department and Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto, Director of the Technoscience Research Unit, and co-organizer, with Natasha Myers, of the Toronto Technoscience Salon." ...

Feminist Research Institute Digest: October 10, 2016

Shobita Parthasarathy, Feminists in Science and Science Studies interview series

"Shobita Parthasarathy, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, a co-founder of Michigan’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, and Faculty Affiliate in the Feminist Science Studies program." ...

Feminist Research Institute Digest: May 19, 2016

Gender Bodies and Technology Conference Puts Transdisciplinary Feminist Research Center Stage, April 25, 2016

"What do sex-selective abortion, transhumanism, genetic technologies and femme songwriters all have in common? They were all engaging research topics at Virginia Tech’s Gender Bodies and Technology Conference in Roanoke, VA, April 21-23." ...

Inaugural Conference Report, Rethinking the Boundaries of Sex and Gender in Science, Society, and Technology, February 8, 2016

"On February 8, 2016 the Feminist Research Institute (FRI) at UC Davis convened its inaugural symposium on transdisciplinary feminist research. Provost Ralph Hexter and Vice Chancellor for Research Harris Lewin provided warm endorsements for the institute." ...