Undergraduate Learning Community


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The 2017-18 IRW Learning Community -- Feminism and Resistance: Politics, Peril, Power

*A learning community connected to the IRW annual theme of The Perils of Populism: Feminist Conversations

The 2017-18 Learning Community will provide students with the opportunity to engage in open dialogue and explore topics ranging from activism and human rights to nationalism and xenophobia, all through the prisms of gender, race, class, and sexuality. Possible topics include:

  • Political organizing
  • Sexual autonomy
  • Social media and public space
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Anger/love as a political practice
  • Refugees and asylum
  • Religious freedom
  • Podcasting as a social justice tool



  • Earn 1.5 course credits
  • Attend IRW Distinguished Lectures, class field trip, and watch films
  • Create intellectual community with peers and network with scholars, activists, artists and professionals
  • Acquire presentation skills
  • Develop a research project
  • Meet only once per week, Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Food and fun in an intimate seminar setting!


Meet our Fall 2017 Learning Community Scholars


Contact Us

IRW building

Institute for Research on Women

160 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

P   848-932-9072
F   732-932-0861
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