Mission

Our mission is to understand and improve the lives of women locally and globally through research, education, and action. We further our mission by pursuing four key types of research:

Integration

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We recognize the importance of bringing together scholars from different disciplines to conduct transformational research. We support interdisciplinarity by:

  • Producing new research that draws from a number of disciplines;
  • Promoting collaboration among researchers to address pressing social questions;
  • Disseminating scholarship on women to researchers across disciplines to increase awareness of approaches outside one's own field; and
  • Working to make universities and colleges better at facilitating and rewarding interdisciplinary research.

Application

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We believe in using knowledge to solve problems in the real world. We work to apply the lessons of scholarly research by:

  • Working with governments and community groups to develop outreach programs based on solid research;
  • Helping community groups apply for grant money and carry out work that helps to solve problems in the community;
  • Sponsoring talks and workshops about how research helps us to understand and solve the problems facing women in our community; and
  • Providing plain language summaries of important research on women so that it is accessible to members of the community.

Teaching

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We are dedicated to teaching and mentoring women and others who want to learn more about gender issues. We support education by:

  • Hosting the annual National Education for Women's Leadership (NEW-L) Nevada program to empower the next generation of women leaders;
  • Educating teachers and professors about how to make their classrooms work for students of all genders;
  • Providing mentorship and community for aspiring female researchers; and
  • Training the next generation of scholars through internships and research fellowships at WRIN.

Discovery

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We produce and promote scholarly work that yields new insights into the lives of experiences of women. We do this by:

  • Hosting the Gender Research Roundtable series to provide feedback on new research projects;
  • Helping government and community partners develop research designs to support their initiatives about girls and women;
  • Training promising junior scholars to conduct traditional academic research; and
  • Recognizing the work of female scholars in Featured ResearcHer profiles and awards.