Research

Sex Trafficking Mini-Symposium

Students discuss their research projects at a September 2009 Sex Trafficking Mini-Symposium.

The pursuit of gender equity grows from and is supported by interdisciplinary scholarly investigation into issues concerning women and gender. The CWC seeks to be a hub for gender research by conducting, facilitating, and supporting timely, relevant scholarship and disseminating data that foster institutional and community change.

We achieve this goal by:

  • Convening and leading interdisciplinary working groups on a variety of gender equity issues.  Current CWC working groups include:
    • Working Group for Research on (Sex) Trafficking: The sex trafficking working group is an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary group of researchers who meet monthly to share work in progress, discuss potential projects and collaborations, and plan public events showcasing members’ work. For more information, contact Donna Bickford dbickford@unc.edu.
  • Sponsoring the CWC Faculty Scholars program.
  • Leading or participating in research and grant-writing teams that advance knowledge about current gender equity issues.
  • Presenting and disseminating the results of our work through internal and peer-reviewed scholarly publications and relevant academic conferences.
  • Supporting the scholarly pursuits of faculty, graduate students, and postdocs and incorporating their contributions into CWC programming and advocacy work.
  • Serving on doctoral committees and as thesis advisors.