xWelcome to the Gender Institute

A university-wide research center funded by the Provost, the Gender Institute supports and promotes research and teaching related to women, gender, and sexuality. We offer fellowships, grants, and cosponsorships to faculty and students to encourage and support their research on women and on the intricate connections between gender and other social constructions, such as sexuality, race, class, health, age, nationality, religion, and nature. We also sponsor and cosponsor programs, including lectures, workshops, conferences, symposia, film screenings, and art exhibitions, to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and artistic achievement.


"Reclaiming Our Ancestors:

Descendants of 19th-Century African American Activists

Share Their Stories"

"The descendants of former slaves will gather at UB for a groundbreaking workshop to reconnect participants with their ancestors, further reveal their family histories and bring new voice to rich historical stories often silenced by the difficulties of tracing obscure and hard-to-follow genealogical paths."

See more from UB Reporter.


The Gender Institute is pleased to announce our
2015-16 Dissertation Fellow

Kristina Darling, English
"'An Imagist Turned Philosopher': Formal Innovation, Conscious Experience,
and the Self in Modernist Women's Poetry"


Darling's research explores the ways that early twentieth-century female writers (particularly Mina Loy, H.D., Gertrude Stein, and Marianne Moore) used form and technique to respond to the philosophical writings of their time, which included groundbreaking work by Sigmund Freud, Charles Saunders Peirce, and William James. Her dissertation will consider the use of seemingly small stylistic choices to reclaim agency over a predominantly male discourse, ultimately rendering these conversations more inclusive.


Read about the Gender Institute in the news

Read our fall 2015 NEWSLETTER!

Read our fall 2014 NEWSLETTER

Read about our Ph.D. Dissertation Workshop here.




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