Institute for Women’s Leadership
The Institute for Women’s Leadership focuses on the study of how and why women lead. It works to create new knowledge about women’s leadership and develops programs that prepare women of all ages to lead effectively. The consortium also fosters environments receptive to women’s leadership and operates as a model of collaborative leadership.
Institute for Research on Women
At the forefront of interdisciplinary research since its founding in 1976-7, the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) has been a central force in establishing Rutgers University as one of the most distinguished research institutions in the world for the study of women and gender.
The mission of the IRW is to stimulate research on women and gender within and across the disciplines on all three of the university campuses. Affiliates include 900 faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates drawn from a wide range of disciplines, departments, and programs.
The IRW promotes innovative scholarship on women and gender by hosting interdisciplinary seminars, lectures, symposia and conferences that bring together Rutgers University researchers with top visiting scholars from the U.S. and abroad.
The Center for Women and Work (CWW) is dedicated to advancing women across the education, income, ethnic, and occupational spectrums, and to challenging the status quo in organizations that educate, train, and employ them. The Center addresses these issues through research, education, skills development, outreach, and advocacy.
Research at CWW addresses a wide array of labor market challenges and opportunities facing working women. Current research and public education projects at the Center include women in the building trades, men in nursing, measurement of women's leadership skills, paid family leave for New Jersey's workers, issues of work/life balance, and gender equity for New Jersey's students and workers. As the research arm of the New Jersey Council on Gender Parity in Labor and Education, the CWW researches model programs for women's advancement and industry barriers to the full participation of women in New Jersey's workforce. The Center is also working to establish a national center to expand New Jersey's online learning programs for high school educated workers employed in low wage jobs to other states.
Before CAWP was founded in 1971, no organization or educational institution was compiling information about women in government and politics or studying and monitoring the status and prospects of those women.
Today, CAWP has taken on the multiple roles of catalyst and resource, provider of data and analyses, interpreter and guide. CAWP raises and responds to emerging issues, working daily with women leaders as well as journalists, scholars, students, women's groups, governmental agencies, civic organizations, and political parties.
The Center for Women's Global Leadership (Global Center) develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide.
The Global Center's programs promote the leadership of women and advance feminist perspectives in policy-making processes in local, national and international arenas. Since 1990, the Global Center has fostered women's leadership in the area of human rights through women's global leadership institutes, strategic planning activities, international mobilization campaigns, UN monitoring, global education endeavors, publications, and a resource center. The Global Center works from a human rights perspective with an emphasis on violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and socio-economic well-being. The Global Center's programs are in two broad areas of policy & advocacy and leadership development & women's human rights education.
The Radigals are a group of Women's & Gender Studies undergraduate students dedicated to feminist activism, changing the world, snacky treats and arts & crafts (but not necessarily in that order).
Ctr Cultural Analysis
The Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA) was established in 1986. Until 2005, it was known as the Center for Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture (CCACC). Its mission is to foster interdisciplinary research at Rutgers in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences in their bearing on culture.
The Center awards fellowships, both to Rutgers faculty and graduate students, and to scholars who are invited to apply through an international competition. Most fellowships are for year-long participation in the Center’s program. External fellowships are often awarded as postdocs.
The Center regularly hosts visiting scholars each year for lectures, colloquia, and conferences, usually directly relevant to the year's themes.