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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:

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Headline News! SIROW Welcomes New Directors

Josephine (Jo) Korchmaros, PhD, will assume the position of SIROW Director with Ms. Claudia Powell serving as SIROW’s Associate Director starting July 1, 2017! Both have worked at SIROW for over 10 years and have been key researchers at the University of Arizona.

Jo Korchmaros holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut. She has worked at SIROW since 2006 and is currently an Associate Research Professor and the Director of Research Methods and Statistics at...

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Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:51
SIROW/GWS Staff Support Campus Efforts to Fight Hunger

Senior Business Manager Terry Mullin (SIROW, Gender & Women’s Studies) supported “Stuff the Cat Tran,” an annual event to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Coordinated by the Classified Staff Council, efforts this year totaled 3,798 pounds of food and $7,915 in campus and online donations. Thank you, Terry!


Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:57
SIROW’s Josephine Korchmaros Awarded SBSRI Leveraging Grant!

Josephine Korchmaros was awarded a Leveraging Grant from the Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (SBSRI). This grant will help support Dr. Korchmaros’ travel to an in-person meeting with Dr. Sally Stevens (Executive Director, SIROW), Ms. Elisa Castellanos (Director, Tikkun Olam Belize), and Dr. Cynthia Pope (Professor, Central Connecticut State University). This team is working on obtaining funding for their HIV Risks and Intervention Strategies for Empowerment for Female Sex...

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Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:04
Katie Haverly and Josephine Korchmaros Present Findings from their Evaluation of the Community and School Garden Program (CSGP)

The University of Arizona’s (UA) Community and School Garden Program’s (CSGP’s) mission is to enhance teaching and learning through incorporation of school gardens into the academic curriculum. To understand the value and impact of the CSGP, CSGP staff partnered with Josephine Korchmaros and Katie Haverly at SIROW to evaluate the impact of CSGP on K-12 students, K-12 teachers, and UA student interns involved in CSGP.

Katie Haverly and Josephine Korchmaros recently presented...

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Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:12
SIROW staff member participates in the 1st Binational ConferenceConference on Experiences of Intervention with Migrants in National and International Levels

Monica Davis, a SIROW staff member, participated in the 1st Binational Conference on Experiences of Intervention with Migrants in National and International Levels that took place at the Universidad de Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico on November 14 and 15, 2016.  This conference, sponsored by the National Autonomous University of Mexico brought together academics, clinicians, community leaders and students from the US and Mexico.  The forum focused on policies affecting immigrants,...

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Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:19
SIROW Proud to Announce Lunafest Film Contest Winner

SIROW is proud to announce that members of the SIROW Central staff were honored to win the local Lunafest film contest with their film about women’s experiences with facial hair titled, “Scruff.” Scruff will be shown at Lunafest this Tuesday, Feb 28th at 7:00pm at the Loft Cinema. 

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:16
SIROW is pleased to introduce new monthly newsletter available online


SIROW is pleased to announce a new monthly Newsletter featuring news, highlights, and updates on our many exciting projects and events. Please follow the link below to view the newsletter available on our website.

Please contact Nikole Justvig at if you would like to contribute to the next issue.

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:25
SIROW is Pleased to Share a New Collaborative Publication

Dr. Eithne Luibheid in collaboration with Dr(s) Sally Stevens and Rosi Andrade published an article titled “Intimate Attachments and Migrant Deportability: Lessons from Undocumented Mothers Seeking Benefits for Citizen Children” in the Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies. A link to the article can be found here:









Mon, 02/27/2017 - 07:50
SIROW is pleased to announce our work examining the impact of the Community School Garden Program

SIROW’s Dr. Josephine Korchmaros and Ms. Katie Haverly are working with the Community School Garden Program led by Dr. Sallie Marston from the University of Arizona’s School of Geography & Development to examine the impact of their program on K-12th grade students, their teachers, and the UA student interns working with the K-12 students. To this end, SIROW and the Community School Garden Program are utilizing a mixed method (qualitative and quantitative) evaluation design to examine...

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Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:10
SIROW is pleased to announce our new project: The Seven Challenges-Adult Treatment Effectiveness Study

This 2 year project starting in March is led by SIROW’s Dr. Josephine Korchmaros in partnership with the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine’s Beacon Addiction Treatment Center. The purpose of this project is to examine the effectiveness of The Seven Challenges adapted for adults in order to build evidence for the model. To this end, SIROW and UAB will conduct an experimental study to address two questions. The first is whether adult clients of The Seven Challenges...

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Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:14