Women Creating Change

Women Creating Change (WCC) draws together distinguished feminist scholars from across Columbia to focus on contemporary global problems affecting women and on women’s roles in addressing those problems. At the heart of WCC are working groups – scholars, students, practitioners, and socially engaged artists (filmmakers, dramatists, photographers) who meet in New York and at Columbia’s Global Centers with partners from across the world. Promoting networks of experts and activists that cross national and disciplinary borders, WCC envisions ethical and viable solutions to urgent problems concerning women, gender, and inequality. It also engages with other global networks and groups working to raise awareness of these problems, on campus and beyond, and is committed to the pursuit of social justice and a democratic future. WCC pursues research, teaching, writing and collaborative work that is necessarily interdisciplinary as well as comparative and transnational and that benefits from the rich resources and global perspective afforded by the Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) and by Columbia University’s Global Centers.

There are currently five Women Creating Change working groups: "Gender & the Global Slum," convened by Saidiya Hartman, Neferti Tadiar, and Anupama Rao; "Gender, Religion & Law in Muslim Societies," directed by Lila Abu-Lughod and Anupama Rao"; "Women Mobilizing Memory," headed by Marianne Hirsch and Jean Howard; "Re-thinking Vulnerability: Feminism & Social Change," led by Judith Butler; and "Social Rights After the Welfare State," directed by Alice Kessler-Harris.

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