CFR's Mission

For 20 years, CFR has worked together with the Gender Studies Program to create research opportunities for the study of women, gender, and feminism. Our seminars, workshops, conferences, and informal gatherings have brought together scholars, students, and members of the greater Los Angeles community who share interests and concerns about the operations of gender in our neighborhoods, our society, and our world.

CFR offers New Directions fellowships for USC faculty and graduate students as well as fellowships for students in Communications and Cinema. Our Affiliated Scholars program offers access to USC facilities to feminist scholars from other academic institutions.

A Steering Committee composed of faculty members from across the University governs CFR. The support of alumni and friends allows the Center to continue its mission as one of the nation's oldest university research centers dedicated to feminism.

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  • Center for Feminist Research
  • University of Southern California
  • Mark Taper Hall of Humanities
  • Room 422
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 90089-4352 USA