Wolcott Named Director of Gender Institute

Published July 21, 2023

Department of History Professor Victoria Wolcott, is the new Director of UB's Gender Institute! Prof. Wolcott began her tenure as director earlier this month.

The Gender Institute is a university-wide research center founded in 1997. The Gender Institute promotes research and teaching related to women, gender, and sexuality. They offer grants and awards to faculty and students to support scholarship on women and on the intricate connections between gender and other social forces, such as sexuality, race, class, health, age, religion, and place. The Gender Institute convenes interdisciplinary networks and organizes lectures, workshops, conferences, film screenings, art exhibitions, and community events.

Dedicated to advancing women's and LGBTQ leadership, vision, and influence, the Gender Institute fosters workspaces in which each participant is stimulated to reach their highest potential and to increase knowledge and justice within the university, within their disciplines, and in society at large.