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Open Call -- IRW Working Groups

Are you exploring a new area of research relating to gender and sexuality, and looking for others to partner with? Would you like to sponsor a speaker or panel related to feminist issues and concerns? The Institute for Research on Women (IRW) supports working groups that seek to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research on women, gender, and sexuality at Rutgers. Read our most recent call for working groups to learn more.

Join IRW as a Visiting Global Scholar

We invite applications for 2020-2021 Global Scholars from university based scholars and scholar/activists whose work is compatible with our annual theme, "Knowing Bodies: Science and the Sex/Gender Distinction." Please review our call for Global Scholars to learn more.

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Join IRW's Fall 2020 Undergraduate Learning Community

The Institute for Research on Women invites all undergraduates to apply for its Fall 2019 non-residential Learning Community titled "Knowing Bodies: Science, Sex, and Gender." This discussion-based, 1.5 credit seminar meets ONLINE once a week (Thursdays, 4:30-6 pm) and is a space for open dialogue to explore a variety of topics related to the theme. We take part in digital technology and professionalization workshops, attend IRW's Distinguished Lecture Series, take virtual field trips, and conduct research on individual topics of choice that will culminate in a final podcast or video (no experience necessary prior to the course). Students are encouraged to develop projects on a range of topics related to the theme.



  • Earn 1.5 course credits
  • Attend IRW Distinguished Lectures, virtual field trips, 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.


Apply to join the Fall 2020 IRW Learning Community