The Feminist Research Institute works within a local, campus, regional, and UC-wide network. 

HATCH: a feminist arts & science shop

This three-year Mellon Research Initiative will create a Feminist Arts & Science Shop at UC Davis. Our initiative draws on the European model of science shops that provide space for communities to participate in the creation of scientific and technological research agendas. We build upon this work by including the arts and specifically orienting our research agendas towards social justice ends. The UCD Feminist Arts & Science Shop will encourage the development of new science-making and artistic and humanistic modes of inquiry by providing a designated platform to co-create new ways of thinking about democracy and knowledge making in a community-engaged way.


UC Davis ADVANCE is an Institutional Transformation grant that began in September of 2012. The program is supported by the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Program which aims to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. This website shares information about the program, related research, and efforts to promote and increase the diversity of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) faculty on the UC Davis campus and beyond.

Women's Resources and Research Center, UC Davis

The Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC) provides a place for students to learn about resources and educational programs that focus on gender equity and social justice. It is a great place to meet friends and get involved with on-campus events and student organizations working to address sexism, genderism, and oppression. The WRRC provides opportunities for students to take part in making UC Davis safer and more inclusive for everyone, specifically women, transgender, and gender expansive individuals.

Science & Justice Research Center

The Science & Justice Research Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz is a globally unique endeavor that cultivates experimental spaces, co-laborative practices, and novel alliances for exploring today’s most pressing challenges. Biomedical innovation, species extinction, toxic ecologies, healthcare reform, and many other contemporary matters of concern provoke questions that traverse multiple intellectual, institutional and ethico-political worlds. Science & Justice generates modes of inquiry and empirically rigorous research that address these enormous challenges to support livable worlds.