Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship

The Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship at Yale is an opportunity for 20 senior women and minority men scholars to work intensively for a year to increase their influence and contribution as thought leaders whose ideas impact not only academia, but also the important issues of our time. The program consists of four interactive seminars (either one or two days long per quarter) that are designed to expand thinking, amplify expertise, and generate concrete results. Fellows are assigned individual mentors and have the opportunity to work with top journalists and access a national network of editor-mentors and high-level media experts in making sure their scholarship and expertise contribute to the public sphere.The program is conducted by the leaders of the OpEd Project. The Public Voices Thought Fellowship Program at Yale is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and is part of WFF’s ongoing public thought leadership, mentorship and professional development efforts.


Yale’s First Women PhDs (1894) Portrait Project and Research

For information about the project, please see “Pioneering Women,” GSAS Newsletter, Feb. 2012.

WFF Mentorship Program for Junior Faculty

On January 11, 2012, the Yale Women Faculty Forum (WFF) launched an informal mentoring program for women faculty at Yale. WFF introduced the program by hosting a breakfast at the Provost’s house in the morning and an afternoon session about mentoring best practices facilitated by Lindsey Stoddard Cameron, a mentoring expert from UW-Madison. The new WFF program matches junior faculty members with senior faculty mentors in related fields, and provides a framework for mentor-mentee engagement. The program is designed to supplement departmental mentoring programs and provide junior women faculty with an additional resource as they progress toward tenure or other career advancement. Over 75 women faculty members are participating in this pilot program. The program is closed for the 2012 cycle; for additional information about the program and to learn about participating in the future, please contact the Women Faculty Forum atwff@yale.edu


WFF Faculty Lunch Series

Spring 2012: Tues. Jan. 17, Wed. Feb. 15, Thurs. March 22, and Wed. April 18, 2012 | Fall 2011: Wed. Oct. 5, Wed. Nov. 2, and Wed. Dec. 7, 2011

Saybrook College Dining Hall Fellows Room, 12:00-1:30pm.

WFF announces the launch of a monthly WFF Faculty Lunch Series for all women faculty. All women faculty of all ranks from across the University are invited. We hope that this regular WFF event will allow for informal networking and community building for all women faculty at Yale. Come enjoy lunch in the beautiful Saybrook Fellows Room. Lunch is provided for all faculty who teach (with faculty ID) or available for purchase at the standard rate ($10.25) for non-teaching research faculty. You may choose to bring a brown bag lunch. Cosponsored by Saybrook College

Women and the Politics of Representation

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm at Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.
Reception:  5:30-6:00pm, Law School Alumni Reading Room.
Panel Discussion: 6:00-7:30pm, Law School, Room 121

Event poster PDF

Carol Armstrong Professor, History of Art. “The Politics of Flowers: On the Sexual Politics of Women Artists and their Art-Subjects”

Judith Resnik  Arthur Liman Professor, Yale Law School. “Justice, Identity, and Rights: Women and the Politics of Representation,” drawing on Judith Resnik and Dennis E. Curtis, Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (Yale University Press, 2011) 

Liena Vayzman  Gender Equity and Policy Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Women Faculty Forum. “Yale’s First Women PhDs, 1894: Photographic Traces and Recovered Histories of Pioneering Scholars and Scientists”

Discussants: Linda Greenhouse  Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer, Yale Law School; Laura Wexler Professor of American Studies and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Introduction: Priyamvada Natarajan Professor of Astronomy and Physics; Chair, Yale Women Faculty Forum

A related exhibition, The Remarkable Run of a Political Icon: Justice as Sign of the Law, is on view at the Yale Law School Library and online http://library.law.yale.edu/exhibits/justice-sign-law

Co-Sponsored by Yale Women Faculty Forum, Astronomy Department, English Department, History Department, History of Art Department, Spanish and Portuguese Department and Yale Law Women