The Beatrice Bain Research Group (BBRG) is the University of California,
Berkeley’s critical feminist research center.

Established in 1986 to support and coordinate feminist scholarship across disciplines, the BBRG fosters research on gender and women, and is particularly interested in enabling research on gender in its intersections with sexuality, race, class, nation, religion, postcoloniality and transnational feminisms.

To meet the needs of its various constituencies, the BBRG engages in a range of activities. These include:

The BBRG is the main research program within the Department of Gender & Women's Studies.

The BBRG is a member of the Gender Consortium at UC Berkeley.

Contact us at bbrg [at] berkeley [dot] edu to be added to our email list.



Applications for the 2015-16 Scholar-in-Residence Program are due by March 15, 2015.

Applications for the 2015-16 BBRG-Chau Hoi Shuen Scholar in Residence funded research program are due by March 15, 2015.

Applications are being accepted for the Affiliated Scholars Program.

The Gender & Women's Studies Department also hosts visiting scholars who have active collaborations in place with faculty members.


Book by Smadar Lavie: "Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture"

      Smadar Lavie interview with Jadaliyya
      Book review in Jordan Times

Book by Doris Leibetseder: "Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music"

Article by Doris Leibetseder: "Fem(me) Tracks: Queer Fem(me)inist Strategies of Resistance in Rock and Pop Music, from Angie Reed to Denice Fredriksson"

Articles by Tamara Lea Spira: “Neoliberal Transitions: The Santiago General Cemetery and the Affective Economies of Counter-Revolution” 

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