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Bringing a 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 second 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”

FRI is hiring a student assistant

December 06, 2019
The Feminist Research Institute is Hiring a Student Assistant 3   Job Description The Feminist Research Institute (FRI) seeks a student to assist with administrative, financial, and project-related work. Routine tasks will include database updates, filing financial reimbursements, assisting with office management, helping with events, and other projects as assigned.

New Course - WMS 201: Asking Different Questions

November 14, 2019

Feminist Research Institute Director Kalindi Vora will be teaching a graduate seminar Winter 2020 about how to integrate feminist approaches 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
Hart Hall 1208
CRN: 76861
Instructor: Dr. Kalindi Vora

Asking Different Questions Working Group Invites New Participants

October 09, 2019

Are you interested in integrating a commitment to justice into your research? Join FRI for Asking Different Questions (ADQ). This project takes on the challenge of changing research cultures to create more equitable and accurate knowledge. We are doing this by creating and pilot testing discussion-based curriculum designed to train graduate students in how to locate their research questions within larger societal context, identify historical bias, and address questions of those traditionally under-served.