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An Update on Crafting the "New Normal" of Research Culture

June 17, 2020

In the wake of the Covid outbreak, our interdisciplinary science initiative, Asking Different Questions. hosted a discussion on crafting the “new normal” of research culture. As part of the Asking Different Questions initiative, we hosted a community of scholars dedicated to addressing long standing inequities in research and research culture. 

Feminist Futures Fellows: Kayleigh Perkov

June 11, 2020

We're proud to share with you the work of our 2019-2020 cohort, the Feminist Collaboratory Fellows. The year's research theme is Feminist Futures, and through the Collaboratory we provide resources to independent scholars who are pursuing feminist thought and practice in their research. We asked each fellow to participate in a video or written project to display their work and explore the theme further. This is the second installment of that series.

Introduction

Feminist Futures Fellows: Jasmine Wade (Cultural Studies)

June 11, 2020

We're proud to introduce you to the work of our 2019-2020 cohort, the Feminist Collaboratory Fellows. The year's research theme is Feminist Futures. We asked each fellow to participate in a video or written project to display their work and explore the theme further. This is the first installment of that series.

ARCHIVE OF FUTURES – FRI Fellow Jasmine Wade in Conversation

Racial Justice Statement & Resources

June 03, 2020

FRI stands in solidarity with those protesting structural racism and the ongoing history of anti-Black structural violence in the US. Feminist research is invested in understanding and critiquing the systems of power that allow for its continued abuses.

We encourage you to further your reading and learning on this topic. Some resources:

Call for Applications: 2020-21 Visiting Scholars Program

May 14, 2020

The UC Davis Feminist Research Institute (FRI) invites applications for its Visiting Scholars Program. FRI is a hub for exploring how gender, sexuality, race, and other social structures inform the design, execution, and interpretation of research. FRI builds deep collaboration as a mode of empowering research that moves us towards social justice and equity. The results are transdisciplinary projects that ask new questions, use new methodologies, and engage new audiences.

Crafting the “New Normal” of Research Culture

April 30, 2020

Wednesday, May 20th 2-3 pm via Zoom

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/c1Az1xUttVouyw428 

What will be the “new normal” for our research practices? I invite you to join me at our next Asking Different Questions meeting to discuss how this moment offers us new ways of thinking about our research motivations, practices, and directions. What skills and tools will we need to move forward? How is the pandemic shifting our sense of what research questions matter most? 

Bringing an Asking Different Questions Workshop to You

February 18, 2020

How can UC Davis create research cultures that value deep equity and inclusion? Asking Different Questions has answers. 

The Feminist Research Institute is ready to bring workshops on science and culture to your classroom, lab, speakers series, colloquia, student group, office, or department. The Asking Different Questions series gets to the roots of the problem to address how we can change the way we research, learn, and teach so that all people feel included in the enterprise of science.

Join the Mobility Justice Working Group

February 18, 2020

The FRI-sponsored Transportation Equity and Mobility Justice Working Group is gearing up for its third quarter. The goal of the working group is to provide more opportunities for students and faculty to convene and collaborate on themes and topics related to transportation equity in a dynamic and thoughtful space. It is affiliated with the Feminist Research Institute (FRI) and the Institute for Transportation studies (ITS), and includes researchers from Community Development, Civil Engineering, and Transportation Technology & Policy.

FUTURE READS: February Edition

February 18, 2020

Our January 23rd Feminist Futures Research Symposium featured two dynamic keynote presentations by Dr. Alisa Bierria (Ethnic Studies, UC-Riverside) and Dr. Kara Keeling (Cinema & Media Studies, The University of Chicago). Here, we highlight books and resources featured in their talks, as well as additional resources to check out:

Dr. Alisa Bierria “Feminist Futures & the Rupturous Potential of Care”