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Feminist and Gender Studies: Home

Previously known as Women's Studies (the name changed in 2005).

Associations, Societies, Research Centers, and Think Tanks

  • AAUW
    News, events, research and more on women, especially as they relate to higher education.
  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
    "For nearly 40 years, the Association for Women in Science has fought for equity and career advancement for women – from the bench to the board room. We unite women through our nationwide network of chapters and partnerships with aligned professional organizations."
  • Center for Reproductive Rights
    "We envision a world where every woman is free to decide whether and when to have children; where every woman has access to the best reproductive healthcare available; where every woman can exercise her choices without coercion or discrimination."
  • Center on Women and Public Policy (CWPP)
    Center at the University of Minnesota. "Welcome to the nation's first complete teaching, research, and outreach center devoted to women and public policy. Since 1985, the Center on Women and Public Policy (CWPP) has used gender analysis to challenge fundamental assumptions about politics, law, and economics on issues ranging from human rights to judicial selection and independence."
  • Girl Geeks
    Organization that encourages young women to become involved in technology.
  • Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)
    "WPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation."
  • International Black Women's Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI)
    "IBWPPI works in the US and internationally to convene hearings and discussions to evaluate the impact of current public policies and initiate new policies and programs that address the major threats to the well-being of Black women, families and communities. We support, train and place young women in internships and fellowships, in offices of elected officials, key government agencies, and international agencies to bring the voice and agenda of Black women into the public policy arena."
  • INWES: International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists
    "INWES is a global network of organizations of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), reaching over 250 000 members from 60 countries worldwide." Includes news and events, links, resources, member services, and more.
    "The NETWISE research group is a multi-institutional research group that conducts research on questions related to how social and professional networks matter in the careers of academic scientists, with special attention to women and underrepresented minorities."
  • Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)
    "Each year, PLEN brings about 250 women students from colleges and universities across the country to Washington, D.C. for a weekend, week, or an entire summer to experience first-hand how public policy is shaped and implemented at the national level. Students meet with and learn from women leaders making and influencing public policy at the highest levels in the Congress, courts, federal agencies, corporate sector, policy research and advocacy organizations and the news media."
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    Includes news, scholarships, awards and compettions, membership, professional development, and public policy.
  • WISAT: Women in Global Science & Technology
    Click the"i" button for more information.
  • WIPP: Women Impacting Public Policy  
    "The voice for women in business in the nation's capital." Click the "i" button for further description.
  • Women and Public Policy Program: Harvard Kennedy School  
    "The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School asks what we can do to create gender equality and improve the lives of women and men throughout the world." Click the "i" button for focus areas.
  • Women's Organizations Links
    Extensive though unannotated list of links to women's organizations, particularly relating to politics and public policy.
  • Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI)
    "Research is our middle name and since 1977 WREI has been the source of reliable data and clear thinking about the status of American women. Our first ‘clients’ were federal legislators—the 18 women then serving in the U.S. Congress. Over the years our mandate has widened to include 90 women serving in the House and Senate plus state officials, local governments, women's advocates, corporate policymakers, the media, teachers, students, and just about anyone interested in issues of equali

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Courtney Martin: Reinventing Feminism

Blogger Courtney Martin (raised in Colorado Springs) examines the perennially loaded word "feminism" in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation's quest to define the term for themselves.

Getting started / Finding books

In many cases, a good place to start your research is with the Feminist and Gender Studies reference sources in the tab above.

For finding books, use TIGER, the CC Library Catalog:


TIGER will tell you what we own (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) or subscribe to (journals, databases, etc.) at Colorado College. It will not help you find articles in journals. (To do that, try the "find articles" tab above.)

Prospector will help you find books and other items in other Colorado libraries which you can request and have sent to Tutt Library for you to use.

WorldCat can help you find books in libraries almost anywhere and request them via interlibrary loan.

Please ask me or any librarian if you need help with TIGER, Prospector, or WorldCat. That's what we're here for.

A word about browsing:  when you go the shelf, make sure to look at the books sitting near the one you’re after. Serendipity is often the most successful method (if you can call it a method) of finding things. You may particularly want to wander around in the HQ (Family, Marriage, Women, and Sexuality) section of the stacks.

About 50 FGS periodicals are available full-text at Tutt in paper or online.

Here's the FGS website at CC.

Women's Wordle

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