About the Institute for Research on Women

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Welcome to the Institute for Research on Women (IRW). We are a small Rutgers unit with a global scope, dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary feminist scholarship, activism, and community. Our programming includes a weekly seminar for faculty and graduate students, the IRW Distinguished Lecture Series, and an undergraduate learning community—all tied to an annual theme. For 2020-2021 our theme is "Knowing Bodies: Science and the Sex/Gender Distinction." We also run the Rutgers Public Engagement Project, develop publications (including a book series and the online journal Rejoinder), support working groups, and host visiting scholars from around the world.

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