Latest Collaborative News
The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference will gather an interdisciplinary network of scholars to frame the emerging field of black girl history.
The FWCA conference offers women of color faculty, university administrators, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers from around the country.
“People feel really called to be at Beacon,” said Gayatri Patnaik, who joined the Boston-based press in 2002 and was named editorial director this summer. She sees her own childhood as preparation for working at the house, which explores questions of race, gender, and sexuality.
By joining the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research, the university has committed to supporting its existing research about women and girls of color while also developing new opportunities for scholarly inquiry.
“We are proud to work with this coalition to generate more knowledge and research about girls and women of color. The more we know, the more we can begin to generate policy solutions and create programs that are connected to their lives and experiences.”
The Collaborative was mentioned in the following articles in November 2015: $18 Million Pledged to Advance Equity Through Research on Women and Girls of Color Camel City Dispatch 11/13/15 Expanding Opportunities for Women and Girls of Color The White House Blog...
The Black Youth Project through their new Next Generation Survey will produce and disseminate quarterly reports on the ideas, actions and policy preferences of young women of color.
“Women of color will constitute more than half of all women in the United States by 2050, but they are infrequently the central subjects of scholarly inquiry. This research deficit has meaningful consequences for the ways our institutions contribute to public discourse and policy making. As part of the collaborative, Wake Forest is proud to be among such a distinguished group of institutions that seeks to address this deficit.”
“We’ve now identified a national problem: what’s happening to women and girls of color. UVA will be one of the initial signing institutions, having pledged well in excess of $1 million over the next five years devoted to research on women and girls of color. In fact, we already do an enormous amount in this area.”
As part of a national initiative announced Friday, Duke students and faculty will engage in research focusing on challenges and opportunities facing women and girls of color and assist in turning that data into policies that will weave their potential into the fabric of community and national citizenship.
“Without that foundation of research, we can’t know how to make meaningful interventions in the lives of women and girls of color in a way that ensures we are advancing equity.”
“Diversity is central to what we do and is a key part of our mission in the classroom, in the lab, and in all aspects of the Vanderbilt experience. We are excited to expand opportunities for diversity in our student body, faculty and staff, and broaden the range of research voices with different stories, different viewpoints and different areas of scholarship to better our university and the world.”