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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.  

Feminist Research Institute Looks to Bridge Gap between Humanistic and Scientific Sides of UC Davis

May 25, 2017

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 ...

read the full article by Lisa Howard at research.ucdavis.edu/about-us/news-center/news-stories/feminist-humanistic-scientific/

FRI Receives Grant Award from California Humanities

April 06, 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.”

Michelle Murphy: Feminists in Science and Science Studies

November 16, 2016

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.

Shobita Parthasarathy: Feminists in Science and Science Studies

October 16, 2016

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.