The Northwestern University Women's Center Feminist-in-Residence Fellowship Program invites scholars, practitioners, artists, activists and educators to campus for one academic year to further their independent feminist work, and incubate project(s) that further the Women’s Center mission and goals. The aim of the fellowship is to engage Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and community members during the residency.
The Northwestern University Women's Center is dedicated to fostering a campus climate that promotes equity and enriches the personal, professional and academic lives of all members of the University community, particularly women, trans, and queer students, staff and faculty.
The mission of the Women's Center is a commitment to advancing gender equity and inclusion through engaging the Northwestern University community. As catalysts for change, we foster the development of individual and collective strengths to cultivate socially responsible students, staff and faculty.
2019- 2020 Theme
This year we acknowledge how positive change for women and other gender minorities in educational settings has been brought forth incrementally and only through extraordinary effort and struggle. We will take an expansive approach to gender and gender equity, placing them into conversation with race, class, sexuality and other social categories that shape our experience in and with education.
Our year of programming will confront the persistence of inequity in higher education, the presence of bias in the classroom, and the particular obstacles facing women and other gender minorities in STEM fields. We will challenge ourselves and our communities with a series of introspective questions: What forms of knowledge and community are valued within higher education? Who receives credit for the production of knowledge? How can classrooms, departments, and institutions, actively counter misogyny and other intersecting forms of prejudice that threaten spaces of learning?
Our chosen theme speaks to the University-wide commemoration of 150 Years of Women at Northwestern and to the subjects of access, inequity and the devaluation of women of color as producers of knowledge so central to the One Book One Northwestern selection for the year, Hidden Figures. With events such as The Women’s Center Fall Keynote and Winter Symposium, it takes time to celebrate those who have stood against gender oppression in higher education and evaluate the state of their ongoing commitment to making the educational experiences of women and other gender minorities equitable, safe, and liberating.
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