Part of the mission of Gender Empowerment Initiative is to conduct research on the status of minority groups in debate. You can read about our recent projects below.

Read about competitive outcomes for women in debate, based on data collected from the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons. Thanks to Jean McCabe (Brown ’14) for this work!

Read about perceptions and recommendations for the Women’s Initiative and Equal Opportunity Facilitator programs, based on surveys collected from September 2014 – December 2014. Thanks to Jerusalem Demsas (W&M ’17) and Juliana Vigorito (Hopkins ’16) for this work!

Read about judging bias on APDA, based on anecdotes collected from October 2014 – March 2015. Thanks to Juliana Vigorito (Hopkins ’16) for this work!