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Research Sources and Funding Opportunities

Students pursuing research projects have access to a network of research resources and funding opportunities, at Clark and beyond.

Women’s and Gender Studies Library

Located in Clark’s Goddard Library, the Women’s and Gender Studies Library houses an extensive collection of books, videos, journals, magazines, and other materials.

The library is organized by category, covering topics such as aging, families, lesbians, human rights, body image, health, and poverty to name a few. In addition, there are many articles arranged by country and topic.

Women’s and Gender Studies Archives and Cynthia Enloe Collections

The Women’s and Gender Studies archives include documents, reports, magazine articles, and newspaper clippings collected by students and faculty, especially from the personal collections of Professor Cynthia Enloe. We invite students and researchers to explore our files and to continue building an archival record of women’s history in the making.

  • National Women’s Studies Association: Supports and promotes feminist/womanist teaching, learning, research, and professional and community service and serves as a locus of information about the interdisciplinary field of women’s studies.
  • Meridians: A peer-reviewed, feminist, interdisciplinary journal aimed at providing a forum for scholarship and creative work by and about women of color in U.S. and international contexts.
  • Feminist Theory website:  Provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women’s conditions and struggles around the world.
  • Feminist Collections: Housed through the University of Wisconsin Women’s Studies, these collections include archives of a Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources.
  • International Center for Research on Women (ICRW): This organization merged with Re:Gender, formerly the National Council for Research on Women.
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics: A cross-cultural and international forum to foster debate and dialogue at the intersection of international relations, politics and women’s studies.
  • Signs: Founded in 1975 and recognized as the leading international journal in women’s studies, Signs publishes articles from a wide range of disciplines — articles engaging gender, race, culture, class, sexuality, and / or nation.

Clark’s Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) faculty maintain ties with colleges, universities and research centers on women in both the Boston and Amherst (Massachusetts) areas, including:

  • Bunting Institute of Radcliffe/Harvard
  • Wellesley Center for Research on Women
  • Five Colleges Consortium (Smith, Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, University of Massachusetts) Women’s Studies Research Center

The Worcester-based organizations below may also be of interest to WGS students and faculty:

  • Worcester Women’s History Project
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Worcester Historical Museum
  • American Antiquarian Society
  • Girls Inc.
  • Shelters for battered women
  • Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts
Contact Information

Women’s and Gender Studies

Office Location
  • Clark University
    Dana Commons, Suite 1
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • wgs[at]clarku[dot]edu
  • +1-508-793-7358
  • +1-508-793-8896 FAX
Contact Us
  • Director: Abbie Goldberg
    Professor of Psychology
    Jonas Clark Hall, 3rd Floor
    Phone: +1-508-793-7289
  • Administrative Coordinator: Lori Buckley
    Dana Commons, Suite 1
    Phone: +1-508-793-7358