News

Serena Williams’ Catsuit and #BlackMommaMagic

September 24, 2018

In “Serena Williams’ Catsuit and #BlackMommaMagic: Speaking Back Through Fashion,” published today in Dismantle, Sarah Rebolloso McCullough brings a feminist sports studies lens to recent controversies surrounding Serena Williams’ tennis attire, and situates them in a historical context that dates back centuries.

Hiring the 2018-19 FRI Creative Team

September 04, 2018
The Feminist Research Institute is hiring our 2018-19 Creative Team. If you are passionate about feminism and creative media-making, we want to hear from you! We are hiring four budding creative professionals to help us in making feminist research accessible and applicable to broad audiences. Opportunities are available for students working in video, audio, graphic, and spatial media. All team members can expect to have vibrant conversations about how to apply feminist theory and principles in their work.

Announcing the 2018-19 Seed Grants

June 05, 2018

The Feminist Research Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 Seed Grants. The diverse group of project leaders come from more than 10 different UC Davis departments, institutes, and programs across campus. The awarded projects tackle a range of important and pressing issues, including environmental health, retention of Latina students at UC Davis, domestic violence in California, and empowering Sacramento-area Black girls to imagine radically new futures.

Alondra Nelson on the Social Life of DNA

November 13, 2017

On November 1, 2017, Alondra Nelson—professor of sociology at Columbia University and president of the Social Science Research Council—visited UC Davis to share her work on science, technology, and social inequality.

Nelson is the author of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome (2016), and Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination (2011) as well as two edited anthologies.