CSWS was awarded a Ford Foundation grant in March 2008 from the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW). “Diversifying the Leadership of Women’s Research Centers,” was meant to promote the leadership of women of color from historically underrepresented groups in the United States within NCRW and within its women’s research, policy, and advocacy member centers. CSWS and the UO Office of the Vice President for Research provided matching funds.
Originally formed as a CSWS Research Interest Group, Women of Color has now emerged as a CSWS project under the leadership of Lynn Fujiwara and Lamia Karim. Fujiwara is an associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies. Karim, recently tenured associate professor of anthropology, received CSWS support for her work on feminist legal reform in Bangladesh.
“The project specifically designed for CSWS was to address the current and historical absence of women of color in leadership positions at the center,” said Professor Fujiwara.