About the Gender Policy Report

The Gender Policy Report is a non-partisan, multidisciplinary effort to produce and disseminate timely, gender-focused analyses of emerging U.S. federal policy proposals and developments.

Gender Policy Report contributions clarify the gendered bases of policy practices and conflicts. They offer diverse public audiences informed perspectives on how policies matter for gender equality, gender equity and constructions of gender itself.

Working across varied media platforms, the Gender Policy Report seeks to inform policy debates and improve public discourse. Our mission is to take the best insights from scholarship and research and make them accessible to broader communities in a way that is timely for addressing serious policy challenges.

What sets the Gender Policy Report apart?

  • Academic Rigor. We are different from other sources of information because we draw on evidence-based, scholarly research.
  • Intersectional. We distinguish our analyses from others through consistent attention to how gender intersects with other inequalities such as race, class, sexual orientation, immigration status, religion, and disability.
  • Broad. We consider the implications for gender equality and equity of a broad range of policy areas, including, but not only, policy areas typically associated with gender or women.
  • Reliable. We are a reliable and truthful source of information in an era in which fake and biased news has become commonplace.

The Gender Policy Report is a project of the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. It is financially supported by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, College of Liberal Arts Race, Indigeneity and Sexuality Studies (RIGS) Initiative.

   Additional support provided by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.

Gender Policy Report Leadership

<h3>Christina Ewig</h3>

Christina Ewig

Faculty Director, Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy
<h3>Debra Fitzpatrick</h3>

Debra Fitzpatrick

Community Engagement Director, Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy

Gender Policy Report Curators

  • Ryan Allen (University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
  • Rose Brewer (University of Minnesota, African American and African Studies)
  • Karen Brown (University of Minnesota, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change)
  • Bianet Castellanos (University of Minnesota, American Studies)
  • Gabriel Chan (University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
  • Susan Craddock (University of Minnesota, Institute for Global Studies; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
  • Debra DeBruin (University of Minnesota, Center for Bioethics, Medicine, and Philosophy)
  • Christina Ewig (University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
  • Barbara Frey (University of Minnesota, Human Rights Program)
  • Leigh Goodmark (University of Maryland, School of Law)
  • Annie Hill (University of Texas, Austin, Department of Rhetoric and Writing)
  • William Jones (University of Minnesota, History)
  • Amanda Lyons (University of Minnesota, Human Rights Center)
  • Colleen Manchester (University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management)
  • Keith Mayes (University of Minnesota, African American and African Studies Department)
  • Michael Minta (University of Minnesota, Political Science)
  • Carrie Oelberger (University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
  • Lena Palacios (University of Minnesota, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies)
  • Kathryn Pearson (University of Minnesota, Political Science)
  • Anu Ramaswami (University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
  • Joe Soss (University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
  • Catherine Squires (University of Minnesota, Communications Studies)
  • Frances Vavrus (University of Minnesota, Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development)
  • Terrion L. Williamson (University of Minnesota, African American & African Studies, American Studies, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies)

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