Who We Are

Who We Are

The Feminist Research Institute (FRI) catalyzes the potential of feminism to transform academic research to meet today’s pressing social and scientific challenges. Feminist research combines a commitment to social justice and gender equity with rigorous methodologies that produce more impactful and accurate knowledge. The results are collaborative, transdisciplinary projects that ask new questions, use new methodologies, and engage new audiences.

We define feminist research as:

Intersectional: encompassing sex and gender as they relate to other categories of difference such as race, class, ability, sexuality, and religion.

Inclusive: recognizing expertise across different spaces and disciplinary boundaries.

Justice-oriented: challenging structures of inequality in everyday interactions as well as social institutions, including academia itself.

Transformative: enacting positive change to end oppression and create a more just world.