Barnard Center for Research on Women

Founded in 1971, the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) strives to assure that all women can live and work in dignity, autonomy, and equality. Gifts to BCRW support its many programs and publications, which all ensure Barnard’s continued legacy as a leading institution for feminist scholarship and discussion.

The Center organizes programming, events, and the production and distribution of print- and web-based publications. Each semester, BCRW hosts a series of lectures, conferences, and panel discussions, bringing scholars, artists, and activists to campus to share their work with students, faculty, and the community. In recent years, the Center has brought scholars Lisa Lowe, Angela Davis, and Saba Mahmood; journalists Naomi Klein and Laura Flanders; Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams; media activist Rinku Sen; and many other prominent figures to Barnard.

BCRW’s programming invites and challenges feminist scholars and activists to apply carefully nuanced ways of thinking to current issues as varied and complex as global climate change and the growing environmental crisis, alternatives to violence in a post-9/11 world, and the ethical dilemmas posed by new reproductive technologies. All of the Center’s materials, including publications, podcasts, and videos, are available for free online.

Your gift will both augment Barnard’s ability to serve the needs of its students and help maintain its position at the forefront of feminist scholarship.