Research -Landing Page
CSW's fostering of research on gender, sexuality, and women's issues embraces our research projects as well as providing funding and other support for faculty and student research. Current research projects include Making Invisible Histories Visible: Preserving the Legacy of Lesbian Feminist Activism and Writing in Los Angeles, a project that is processing the collections at the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive; A History of Women’s Social Movement Activities in Los Angeles, 1960-1999, which documents women’s social movement effect on public policy and civic institutions in Los Angeles; Life (Un)Ltd, a research colloquium on race, feminism, and biopolitics; and Role of the Caregiver in Infants' Learning.
To build and maintain intellectual community across the disciplines on campus, CSW has worked closely with faculty to develop and support working groups, workshops, and opportunities for collaboration. Some of the groups that CSW has supported include Migrating Epistemologies, Intersectionalities, Women of Color Feminism, Embodiment, and the Global South Research Initiative.
Each year, CSW organizes and hosts a major graduate student research conference. Entitled Thinking Gender, this event provides students with a place to gain skills in sharing and discussing their research with senior faculty and peers.
A few years ago, CSW developed a faculty curator program to effectively promote the creation of intellectual communities on and off campus by involving faculty members in the selection of speakers for CSW lecture series. The Gender and Body Size series, curated by Professor Abigail C. Saguy, is a recent example of CSW’s continued success in advancing interdisciplinary research.
The Faculty Development Program is competitive grant program that provides successful UCLA applicants with research funds to aid their current scholarship; these projects may, in turn, be featured in CSW programming and publications.
In addition to its highly successful Research Scholars Program, which provides formal affiliation with CSW, library privileges, stationery, email accounts, web pages, and opportunities to participate in CSW programs, including the monthly newsletter, CSW recently restarted its Visiting Scholar Program, which may offer office space or university affiliation to faculty conducting research that pertains to ongoing CSW projects and research areas.