Events

 

IRWG hosts a wide variety of lectures, panel discussions, symposia, and other events to stimulate conversations and share new scholarship related to women, gender, and sexuality. Our events appeal to a university audience as well as the general public, and are always free of charge. We feature speakers from a variety of academic disciplines, from U-M as well as from other world-class institutions.

Many events are sponsored by our faculty-led programs, while others are part of ongoing series such as Gender: New Works, New Questions, or major endowed lectures, including the biennial Vivian R. Shaw lecture.

The Lane Hall Gallery features a regular schedule of art exhibitions presented by IRWG and the Department of Women’s Studies. Exhibitions feature works in a variety of media, by artists from near and far who are united in their exploration of topical issues and themes that hold meaning for the study of women and gender.

 

Upcoming Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
color photo of green mountains with blue river and cloudy sky “A Whiff of Danger: Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness”
March 6, 2017 - 4:00pm

Animal Studies lecture series featuring Harriet Ritvo (Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, MIT) who will speak about historical notions of wildness and domestication. 

color photo of Victoria Reyes The Rape of Nicole and the Murder of Jennifer: Gender, Sovereignty and the U.S. Military in Subic Bay, Philippines
March 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

Analysis of two legal cases in which U.S. service members committed violent crimes against women in the Philippines. 

graphic with text: Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 // Opening Keynote
March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Opening keynote for 4-day conference on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution."

graphic with text: Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 // Day 2
March 9, 2017 - 9:00am

Paper presentations on day 2 of a 4-day conference on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution."

graphic with text: Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 // Day 3
March 10, 2017 - 9:00am

Paper presentations on day 3 of a 4-day conference on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution."

graphic with text: Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 // Day 4
March 10, 2017 - 9:30am

Graduate Student Debrief Session for conference on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution."

color portrait of Joy Harjo An Evening with Joy Harjo
March 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

2nd Annual Robert F. Berkhofer Jr., Lecture in Native American Studies features poet and musician Joy Harjo

lecture series poster for Food Literacy for All Food Literacy for All: Saru Jayaraman
March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Saru Jayaraman speaks as part of "Food Literacy for All" series.

color photo of protesters at Women's March on Washington 2017 The Women's March: Notes from the Field
March 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

Professor Michael Heaney presents preliminary findings from his research at the Women’s March on Washington.

image with script text "Exotic" Exotic: Human Rights & Erotic Labor in Guam
March 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

Film screening of Exotic, a documentary exploring migrant labor practices in the adult entertainment industry in Guam. The film is from director Amy Oden and Back of the Room Productions (2016).

color photos of Matthew Desmond and Alex Kotlowitz Race, Poverty, and Housing in American Cities: What do we do now?
March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Matthew Desmond and Alex Kotlowitz will engage in a conversation surrounding the theme of race and poverty, followed by Q & A.

book cover "Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury" Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury
March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

Book launch and panel discussion of Anna Kirkland's recent book Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury (NYU Press, 2016)

color photo of Alison Wylie What Knowers Know Well: Why Feminism Matters to Archaeology
March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

Feminist Science Studies lecture by Alison Wylie, Professor of Philosophy at the Universities of Washington (Seattle) and Durham (UK).

photos of Grace Hong and Chandan Reddy Stranger Affinities
March 31, 2017 - 11:00am

Half-day symposium on Women of Color Feminism and Queer-of-Color Critique with talks by Grace Hong and Chandan Reddy, followed by Q&A with the audience.

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
color photo of NiCole Buchanan Racialized Sexual Harassment: Living at the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Victimization
February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Dr. NiCole Buchanan reviews the research on workplace harassment and the ways in which women of color are uniquely targeted.

color photo of Rebecca Solnti "Hope and Emergency": Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture by Rebecca Solnit
February 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit will deliver the Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture, followed by a question and answer period with the audience. 

book cover with illustration Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964
February 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

Panel discussion of Wang Zheng's recent book Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964 (University of California Press, 2016).

black and white photograph of woman with cat face “Cat’s Cradle: Trans* Non-Beingness + Toxoplasmosis”
February 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Animal Studies lecture series featuring Eva Hayward (University of Arizona)

color photo of Sharyn Clough Politicized Science: Why Evidence Still Matters
February 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

Feminist Science Studies lecture by Sharyn Clough, Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

Past Events By Semester

You can also browse our past events by semester/term.

Winter & Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Winter & Spring 2015

Fall 2014

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"It was incredible to sit on a panel and hear my dream team of scholars from each field—Professors Karyn Lacy from Sociology, Gayle Rubin from Women's Studies and Anthropology, and Charles Hiroshi Garrett from Musicology—engage my book from their differing disciplinary perspectives. . .What a brilliant format and series for discussing new work in gender and sexuality studies.”

– Nadine Hubbs (Women’s Studies, Music), author of Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music