Feminist Research Institute

Feminist Research Institute 
Anita Obermeier
Geographic Area Served

Albuquerque, New Mexico State-wide
Project Description
The Feminist Research Institute is dedicated to the production of scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality, and to the creation of intellectual community among feminist scholars at UNM. UNM has a large number of feminist faculty and graduate students, and the Institute offers an opportunity to meet and work with others both within and across disciplines. Many of our events, such as the Spring 2006 forum on 'Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Science and Engineering,' have included speakers and participants from community businesses and organizations outside UNM.

The Women Studies Program is an academic program with an undergraduate major, and the Women's Resource Center provides community outreach and support services for women on campus. The Institute is building on this history to expand opportunities for feminist study and research among faculty and graduate students, with a priority on interdisciplinary research. Collaborative research among UNM faculty is especially encouraged.

The Institute has inaugurated several programs, including:
*Modest grants to support research for UNM faculty
*The Challenges and Opportunities for Women Including
Fall 2004 Challenges for Women in Politics
Spring 2005 Challenges for Women in Academia
Spring 2006 Challenges for Women in Science and Engineering
*Research lecture series featuring faculty work
*Small grants to support relevant events organized by UNM faculty and graduate students

The Feminist Research Institute also organizes interdisciplinary support groups and workshops for UNM graduate students, including:
*Informal graduate student Works-in-Progress colloquium series, at which students present current research or papers and discuss their work
*Dissertation/thesis writing support group for graduate students in all disciplines
*Women Navigating Academia Workshop Series
*Annual award for the best graduate student paper in feminist daylong forum featuring speakers from academia, business and national security on topics concerning women in science and engineering.
Involvement in science and engineering fields; advocacy for women's issues and gender equity more broadly
Contact Information:
Location Mailing Address
UNM Main Campus
Mesa Vista Hall 2142
 UNM Main Campus
MSC 06 3900
Email Telephone
Anita Obermeier aobermei@unm.edu
Anita Obermeier (505) 277-1198
 (505) 277-2930
Feminist Research Institute

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