Coronavirus Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our offices are closed to the public, but you can reach the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.


New Publication!!

SIROW's Beth Meyerson, PhD, announces the publication of recent findings from a just-released community-based action research study documenting healthcare provider enacted stigma (medical maltreatment, social stigma and verbal/physical abuse) conducted in partnership with the Maricopa County Drug Users’ Union convened by our partner Sonoran Prevention Works.

The article entitled, "I don't even want to go to the doctor when I get sick now: Healthcare experiences and discrimination...

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Mon, 01/25/2021 - 10:55
New Publication!!

SIROW researcher Dr. Jill Williams recently co-authored a piece published in The Journal of Human Rights on feminist methods in research on border enforcement and human rights.

Please use the following link to view the new publication:

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:18
Upcoming Course with Dr. Beth Meyerson

Dr. Beth Meyerson will offer a Community Classroom 5-session course focused on Community-based participatory research for social change. This course brings the strength of SIROW’s community-based participatory and action research to the classroom.

Please visit Nothing About Us Without Us: Community-Based Program Evaluation to learn more about this opportunity!

Mon, 12/07/2020 - 14:35
Exciting Online Exhibition to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

We invite you to explore a new Special Collections online exhibition, "Founding Mothers: From the Ballot Box to the University."  ​launched last week. Here is a description of the exhibition. 

The exhibition was curated by Patricia MacCorquodale, UArizona Gender & Women’s Studies, Erika Castano, UArizona University Libraries Special Collections; and Mary Feeney, UArizona University Libraries to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States and the 45th...

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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 09:25
Information Matters: University of Arizona iSchool Colloquium Series on November 6th!

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 14:45
Help Support WISE! Visit our Crowdfunding Page!

The Women in Science and Engineering Program needs your help to sustain and grow our efforts to support diversity and inclusion in the environmental sciences!  Help us raise $1,500 to support paid student positions through our crowdfunding campaign that goes until Nov. 1. To learn more about this program, it's impact, and how your donation can help, visit our crowdfunding page at

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 09:56
SIROW Press Release!

SIROW’s Dr. Beth Meyerson and Dr. Sally Dodds are directing the Aging Successfully study among Pima County older LGBTQ adults to understand health and wellness outcomes. Findings will inform policy and services addressing this population. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Arizona, Meyerson and Dodds fielded a statewide online survey to assess COVID-19 risk and protective factors as well as mental health during the state’s ‘stay home’ order (April/May 2020). They will present Pima County...

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Fri, 10/09/2020 - 12:47
UA’s RII Mari Cleven wins Regional Emmy Award for Video Showcasing SIROW’s U-MATTER Project

Congratulations to Mari Cleven of the UA’s Research, Innovation & Impact. She just won the Rocky Mountain Emmy Award in the category of Director - Non-Live for her film showcasing SIROW’s U-MATTER project entitled “UArizona Partners with Tucson Police to Tell Opioid Users, ‘You Matter.’”

Watch the video here:

You can see the tweets here:

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Tue, 10/06/2020 - 09:07
SIROW In The News!

SIROW's own Claudia Powell and Keith Bentelle mentioned in the news on their Forecasting Homelessness In Arizona During the Covig-19 Crisis!


Media Mentions:


Machelor, Patty. “Tucson Faces Potential Wave of Homelessness, Foreclosures as Pandemic Drags On.” Arizona Daily Star. September 28 2020.

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Tue, 10/06/2020 - 08:58
SIROW Forms New Partnership

SIROW has partnered with Boys to Men Tucson (BTMT) after BTMT was awarded a Lovell Foundation planning grant to conduct a community readiness assessment to determine the potential and capacity for a Healthy Intergenerational Masculinity Initiative in Pima County.The goal of this project is to ensure that boys and masculine-identified youth in Pima County have access, both geographically and logistically, to mentors, programs, and communities that promote more fluid and healthy forms of...

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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 09:17