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Beyond Health Scholar Hannah Zeavin

February 17, 2021

Exploring parental fitness, presence and absence in the era of automation, Feminist Research Institute 2020-21 Beyond Health research scholar Hannah Zeavin shares new research for her upcoming book, "Mother's Little Helpers: Technology in the American Family."

Read more research related to these themes, as well as reflections on Zeavin's research in our latest edition of Reading Beyond Health.

Reading Beyond Health: Automation

February 02, 2021

The Feminist Research Institute is hosting a Collaboratory throughout the year focused on this year’s annual theme “Beyond Health.” The Collaboratory brings together our Visiting Scholars and members of the UC Davis community to engage in timely conversations organized around keywords related to the theme.

Asking Different Questions Research Grant Call for Proposals

January 14, 2021
Asking Different Questions Scholars and Seminar Participants Research Grant Call for Proposals

The Feminist Research Institute welcomes proposals for research, discussion groups, events, workshops, or other projects that applies the material in the Asking Different Questions research training series or the Asking Different Questions seminar.

Eligible applicants must:

Explaining the #BeyondHealth Research Theme

January 11, 2021

Whose health matters?

How do we leverage “health” in order to create more just and equitable futures?

What are the limitations or dangers of doing so?

What is health and what does it do for our imaginations to think through that framing? How does an issue become understood as a health issue? What is at stake in defining an issue as a health issue? How does framing an issue as a health issue shape who is called to the discussion, who is left out, and who is positioned as having answers?

And finally, what would it mean to think beyond health?

Asking Different Questions Research Training Playlist

January 07, 2021

The Feminist Research Institute is proud to present the full collection of Asking Different Questions research training videos to help support researchers interested in better integrating social justice into their scholarship.

‘Technoprecarious’ Is Out Now

January 05, 2021

Feminist Research Institute Director Kalindi Vora is co-author of the new book Technoprecarious, which explores the role of digital technology in global inequality and insecurity, despite the new affordances and possibilities these technologies offer.

Reading Beyond Health: Care

January 05, 2021

The Feminist Research Institute will host a Collaboratory throughout the year focused on this year’s annual theme “Beyond Health.” The Collaboratory brings together our Visiting Scholars and members of the UC Davis community to engage in timely conversations organized around keywords related to the theme.

New Graduate Seminar in Asking Different Questions

December 08, 2020

Join Feminist Research Institute Director Kalindi Vora and enroll in WMS 201, a graduate seminar Winter 2020 about how to integrate social justice values into scientific research design. Graduate students from all fields are welcome!

WMS 201:  Asking Different Questions: Feminist approaches to scientific research and design

Thursdays 2:10-5pm
CRN: 44279
Instructor: Dr. Kalindi Vora

Reading Beyond Health: Depathologization

November 20, 2020

The Feminist Research Institute will host a Collaboratory throughout the year focused on this year’s annual theme “Beyond Health.” The Collaboratory brings together our Visiting Scholars and members of the UC Davis community to engage in timely conversations organized around keywords related to the theme.

Asking Different Questions Archive Now on YouTube

November 19, 2020

Starting in fall quarter of 2020, Feminist Research Institute Associate Director Sarah McCullough and the rest of the Asking Different Questions research team launched a series of workshop sessions that train researchers how to integrate social justice values into their scholarship.

New Mentoring Study Awarded CITRIS Seed Funding

November 17, 2020

The Feminist Research Institute (FRI) is proud to announce that Associate Director Sarah McCullough and a team of fellow researchers from UC Berkeley and UC Merced were awarded CITRIS Core Seed Funding to study the impact of shared values and power on successful mentoring for women of color in STEM.

Introducing the Beyond Health Scholars

October 15, 2020

Whose health matters?

How do we leverage “health” in order to create more just and equitable futures? What are the limitations or dangers of doing so?

What would it mean to think beyond health?

Our research theme for 2020-21 is "Beyond Health." In order to help us grapple with these questions this year, we've invited six individuals from across research fields, all of whom share a passion for creating more impactful and justice-oriented knowledge.

Read more about each fellow below, and stay tuned for updates on their research throughout the year.

Asking Different Questions Research Training Series

October 02, 2020

Are you a researcher with a commitment to justice, equity and diversity? Join the Feminist Research Institute of UC Davis for the Asking Different Questions research training series. Learn how to integrate your values more deeply into your scientific practices and gain the intellectual foundation to create and implement more equitable research agendas.