Between 1986 and 1989, the Rockefeller Foundation funded a three-year Humanists-in-Residence program in Contemporary Women's Studies at the IRW.
Between 1998 and 2001 the IRW received additional funding from the Rockefeller Foundation for a project entitled: "Gender-Race-Ethnicity: Rearticulating the Local and the Global,"
intended to bring feminist articulations of intersectionality into conversation with postmodern understandings of the local and the global. External fellows resident at the IRW are listed by year below:
Professor of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"A Form for Their Fictions: A Study of Black Women's Narrative, 1859-1985"
Professor of English, UCLA
"Rethinking Eighteenth-Century Autobiography: Gendered Subjects"
Veena Talwar Oldenburg
Associate Professor of History, Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center
"Death by Dowry"
Carole S. Vance
Associate Research Scientist, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
"A Vagina Surrounded by a Woman: Sex, Gender, and Symbolic Conflict in the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography (1985-1986)"
Edwin E. Sparks Professor of the History of Science, Pennsylvania State University
"The Sexuality of Plants"
Associate Editor, Jane Addams Papers, Duke University and Historian, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
"Our Women and What They Think: Amy Jacques Garvey and the Negro World"
Assistant Professor of English, University of California-Davis
"In Her Own Image: Hindu, Muslim, Mormon Women and the Religious Right, 1990-1999"
Associate Professor of Women's Studies, The Ohio State University
"Intimate Economies: Markets, Sex, and Gender in Bangkok"
Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
"Shamans of the Cinnamon Tree, Priestesses of the Moon: Gender and Healing Among the Chilean Mapuche"
Robin Adele Greeley
Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Connecticut, Storrs
"The Gendering of Mexican Cultural Nationalism 1920-1946-1970"
Assistant Professor of International Development, Clark College
"The Pacific Lowlands of Colombia: Ethnic Territory, Economic Frontier or Biodiversity Hotspot?"
Assistant Professor of Literature, Duke University
"Doubled Visions/Forked Tongues: The Reading of Dialects and Diversity in Cinematic Language"