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Web Resources

Women’s and Gender Studies - General Resources:

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
Website for the national organization in the U.S.

Canadian Women’s Studies Association/L’association canadienne des études sur les femmes (CWSA/ACEF)
Website for the national organization in Canada

Southeastern Women's Studies Association (SEWSA)
Regional NWSA organization

Women's Studies / Women's Issues Resource Sites — University of Maryland
Selective and annotated list of websites containing resources and information about Women's and Gender Studies/women's issues

Women’s and Gender Studies Programs, Departments, and Research Centers
List of more than 900 links to programs, departments, and research centers with websites 

Athena Project
Explorations of issues central to Women’s and Gender Studies’ definition and practice across Europe 

Women’s and Gender Studies — Resources Exploring Key Terms and Issues:

Gender and Women’s Studies and the Question of Activism   
Discussion of WGS and activism among professors at Villanova University

New Majorities II Conference    
Report on conference about the state of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Academy hosted by New York University

Herizons magazine — “Women’s Studies” article by Renee Bondy
An article from the Canadian feminist magazine Herizons that explores debates around name changes in the discipline

Questions for a New Century: Women’s Studies and Integrative Learning  
Report prepared for the National Women’s Studies Association in 2007 that explores common outcomes and assessments WGS

Women’s and Gender Studies Core Books List   
Website maintained by the University of Wisconsin library system—very broad definition of “Women’s and Gender Studies” as all academic feminist references

Women's Studies and Religion Program: Harvard Divinity School     
Website includes a searchable bibliography and links to other sites on women and religion

Association for Integrative Studies    
Academic professional association devoted to Interdisciplinary Studies; valuable for comparison of definitions of interdisciplinarity                                                                                                                   

Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity at University of North Texas   
Provides resources, promotes experiments, identifies institutional barriers, establishes indicators for success of projects, and develops best practices for thinking about what constitutes interdisciplinarity

Group of French philosophers, artists, social scientists, and digital designers which runs online conferences and promotes intelligent use of new technologies across and between disciplines

The Supressed Histories Archives: Real Women, Global Vision     
Goddess/women’s history archive, compiled by Max Dashu, documents female images through history, especially spiritual ones

Interviews conducted by Patrick Brindle, Research Methods Publisher at SAGE
Dr. Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber talks about feminist research methods in this two-part interview

Third Wave Foundation   
A feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice

National Women’s History Project    
Organizes and sponsors activities that promote women as influential forces in society and provides information  about the unfolding roles of women in American history

Sexuality, Genderqueer, Trans Resources:

Resources for all things related to queer culture, queer studies, gender studies, queer theory, and related fields

Queer Theory Links
Multiple links to online resources about queer theory

Lambda Legal
National organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work

Trans@MIT Allies Toolkit
Useful terminology; provided as part of MIT trans resources website

National Sexuality Resource Center
NSRC is committed to advancing sexual literacy through science, sexuality education, and social policy formation

A Gender Variance Who's Who    
Listing of key historical and contemporary trans theorists

T-Vox on Transfeminism   
Site that articulates trans-feminisms as a set of practices in theory and practice

Queer Black Feminist
San Francisco State University sociologist blogs about queer black feminism

Antiracist, Transnational, Women of Color Resources:

African feminist journal that seeks to empower women for gender equity

Black Feminism LIVES!  
Blog site by Black feminist (Alexis Pauline Gumbs) with womanist sensibilities

Voices from the Gaps   
Academic database of works by women writers and activists of color

Incite: Women of Color Against Violence   
Extensive network of activist women of color

Women of Color United: End Violence Against Women and HIV & AIDS   
U.S.-based organization founded to advocate around the intersection of violence against women and HIV/AIDS globally

African American Policy Forum       
Think tank advocating racial justice, gender equality and human rights with an “intersectionality primer"

Association for Women in Development    
Guide for implementing intersectionality in advocacy, policy, and development work

Central American Women's Network    
Examples of implementing intersectionality in work on violence against women and girls

Womanist Musings     
Blog by womanist which also features activist, antiracist guest bloggers

Targeted at youth antiracist activism and education; offers tools and dialogue about racism to promote social justice

The Critical Multicultural Pavillion      
Resources for antiracist education, such as workshops and training opportunities

The Antiracist Alliance      
Resources and information about antiracist movement building

Internationalization of Higher Education: Global Trends Regional Perspectives    
Summary of survey about global education as well as links to popular press articles about the survey

UN Women: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Hub for global and transnational feminism; information about networks, women’s world conferences, etc.

WomenStats Project and Database   
Database on women’s status with 310 indicators of women's status in 174 countries, with maps