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Thank You to the CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program Summer Interns!

This summer, the Feminist Research Institute had the wonderful opportunity to host four undergraduate interns from UC Davis and UC Berkeley. As part of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Workforce Innovation Program, Corinne Nicholson, Luna Hohner-Shields, Jennifer Lainez, and Ijada Nguyen worked under Dr.

Reducing Energy Burden and Creating Just Energy Futures

With summer here, many are dealing with rising gas prices and high electricity bills. This is particularly stressful for families on a tight budget who can’t afford electric vehicles or new energy-saving appliances. Alec Castellano and Diamond Spratling, two participants in this year's UC Davis Environmental Justice (EJ) Leaders cohort, are working towards electric vehicle adoption and combating rising energy costs within communities of color.  

Undergrad Research Board Year in Review

Did you know that the Feminist Research Institute has an Undergraduate Research Board? Read more about our new 2022-23 members at the end of this article!

Introducing the Environmental Justice Leaders

The Environmental Justice Leaders program brings leaders working in environmental justice into dialogue and collaboration with the UC Davis research community. Fellows conduct research that benefits the community they serve, utilizing the expertise and resources at UC Davis. They are also participating in seminars, visiting classes, and speaking to the research community. The program is a collaboration between FRI, the Institute for Transportation Studies, and the Energy Efficiency Institute.

Introducing Kai Wen Yang, FRI Postdoctoral Fellow

Kai Wen Yang Yang is a postdoctoral fellow affiliated with the Department of Sociology and the Feminist Research Institute.  FRI sat down with Kai to get to know more about him and his research.

Future Faces of Research: Yutikaa Saini

FRI's Future Faces of Research series features the voices of undergraduate students writing about their experiences doing justice and equity focused research.

Asking Different Questions in Climate Sciences

Asking Different Questions in Climate Sciences will be offered Spring 2023 as a 4-credit seminar (STS 298) on Wednesdays at 12:10 - 3pm (P/NP).   Any lasting solution to climate change must account for historical and ongoing inequities created through structures of oppression. This is true whether one is studying global issues or local impacts.    This seminar provides researchers with the intellectual tools to weave considerations of justice and equity into their research agenda and practices.

The Feminist Health Justice Collective: Building a Meta-Syllabus

Around 2020, public syllabi or “hashtag syllabus” projects began circulating on social media platforms. These emerged as a means of engaging collectively with racial justice and the COVID-19 pandemic, among other topics. During this period, the Feminist Health Justice Collective (FHJC) — a group of students, faculty, and community members — came together to consider how to amplify and scale up the work of the public syllabus.

Standing in Solidarity

The UC Davis Feminist Research Institute seeks to change research culture to be more equitable and just. Key to achieving this is a livable wage and inclusive working conditions for all members of the research community. This is why FRI supports and stands in solidarity with the graduate students, postdocs, and academic student workers represented by UAW 2865, UAW 5810, and SRU-UAW in their strike.