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Media Justice Courses offered by FRI affiliates

December 12, 2018

Two exciting courses will be offered in Winter quarter 2019 teaching students about the uses of media to further social justice. Asian & Arab American Media Justice will be taught by Scott Tsuchitani and Beshara Kehdi. Both are graduate students in Cultural Studies, and Tsuchitani also works for the Feminist Research Institute. Podcasting for Social Justice will be taught by FRI Associate Director Sarah McCullough.  Both of these courses challenge students to explore the potential of media-making as a site of community building and social change.

FRI is hiring!

December 11, 2018
The Feminist Research Institute at UC Davis is seeking a Communications Manager to amplify the reach and impact of feminist research. The Communications Manager will be responsible for designing and implementing an strategic communications plan that grows FRI's relationships with allied individuals and organizations within UC Davis and beyond.

FRI Receives NSF Grant for Innovating Cultural Inclusivity in Graduate STEM Training

November 08, 2018

The Feminist Research Institute (FRI) and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (GSW) department received the National Science Foundation Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) grant.  The IGE award will provide graduate students with training to locate their research questions within a larger societal context. This will include how to recognize and address issues of historical bias and cultural complexity.

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.  

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

May 25, 2017

This post highlights two recent articles on the Feminist Research Institute symposium, “Feminist Research Across the Disciplines,” by Lisa Howard from the University’s Office of Research.

In “Feminist Research Institute Looks to Bridge Gap between Humanistic and Scientific Sides of UC Davis,” Howard quotes FRI’s Interim Director Laura Grindstaff:

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.”