About Us

The Center for Research on Gender and Women (CRGW) was established in 1977 as part of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, to advance knowledge about gender and women both in the US and globally. The Center hosts the Wittig Postdoctoral Fellowship in Feminist Biology. It sponsors competitions for research funds and awards, hosts visiting scholars, builds institutional partnerships on and off campus, and publishes a weekly e-bulletin. In addition to its colloquium series, the Center for Research on Gender and Women organizes campus events, including lectures, workshops, and conferences, featuring campus, national, and international speakers.

Over the years, the CRGW has sponsored projects on transnational feminism and women’s movements, gender and citizenship, gender equity training, women and human rights, internationalizing the curriculum, and mainstreaming gender and ethnicity into the curriculum. Currently the Center has two major initiatives: Feminist Biology, and Sexual Violence Research.

For inquiries, contact the Center Director, Dr. Janet Hyde, jshyde@wisc.edu, or the Center Administrator, Elizabeth Morris, emorris@wisc.edu.

Co-Sponsorship Procedure

For requesting a co-sponsorship from GWS, please email the following information to Center Director Dr. Janet Hyde, preferably at least 4 weeks in advance. In 250 words or fewer, explain how the event pertains to gender, LGBTQ+issues, and/or feminist concerns. Attach a CV and include the date of the event.