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We are accepting applications for the  2022-2023 Feminist in Residence  from January 15 to April 1, 2022. 

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One year to pursue independent feminist work and incubate projects

The Northwestern University Women's Center Feminist-in-Residence program invites community-based artists, activists, engaged scholars, and educators to campus for one academic year.  Residents are invited to further the work of gender justice through incubation of a project, artistic practice, or skill set aligned with the Women’s Center mission and goals. The resident will engage members of the Northwestern community during their residency.  

Selection process, timeline and residency guidelines

Frequently asked questions


The Feminist in Residence program offers the candidate: a private work space at our Chicago campus Women’s Center, access to a computer, a $10,000 stipend, a $3000 budget for your project/on campus engagement, and a community of dedicated feminist thinkers with whom to workshop your ideas.

Residents are expected to speak at a fall Meet-the-Resident event, to provide content on the progress of their project for our December newsletter, and to collaborate with Women Center staff to present their work-in-progress at the close of the school year in the form of a workshop, screening, exhibition, lecture, reading, or performance. 



In support of its mission, the Women’s Center invites Feminist-in-Residence applicants committed to the Center’s overarching goals: 

  • To raise awareness, increase knowledge, and build capacity to advance social justice. 
  • To build alliances, promote collaboration, and foster a shared commitment to effectively serve and support women, trans, and non-binary people at Northwestern. 
  • To engage our community through educational programming, support services, and advocacy around issues impacting women and other marginalized groups 
  • To educate the Northwestern community on contemporary and historical feminist and gender issues. 
  • To foster feminist space that cultivates and activates skills that advance gender equity and inclusion.