Feminist research takes on different contours depending on the questions being asked, just as feminism looks different as context varies. What unites projects supported by FRI are the values of intersectionality, inclusivity, justice, and transformation.
Feminist thought and practice has the potential to change what we know and how we act to produce a better, more just world. The Feminist Collaboratory puts these possibilities into action. FRI collaborates with HATCH: a feminist art & science shop to engage in projects that unite the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences around shared concerns. We are creating Feminist Makerspaces and Design Labs that take on community-defined problems and explore solutions generated through interaction between community members and FRI research affiliates.
Feminist Pedagogy integrates feminist training into existing curriculum at the K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, and studies its efficacy. Feminist practices can improve the impact, reach, and inclusivity of research and teaching by offering tools oriented toward criticality, reflexivity, and bringing about a more just world. Our current focus is on integrating feminist research into graduate education to help STEM fields to ask different questions.