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
  • 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.