Scholarly Community

women at table in discussionFaculty who are doing research on women, gender, and sexuality can find a strong support system and network at IRWG.

Funds, resources such as space and technology, and administrative support are available for faculty-initiated residencies, projects, groups, and collaborations.

Faculty members with ideas for new initiatives should contact IRWG Associate Director Anna Kirkland.

Current Programs and Initiatives

This program seeks to develop forums and dialogue produced at the junction of postcolonial, empire, comparative ethnic, critical race, gender, and sexuality studies. 

This program addresses the intersection between feminism and science by bringing 2-4 scholars to campus each year to give public lectures and meet with students and faculty.

An international working group of humanist scholars who are exploring the theoretical concept of "lesbian studies." 

An ongoing speaker series addressing interdisciplinary research and scholarship on sexuality. LGQRI presents public events throughout each academic year.

A working group of U-M faculty members who share a commitment to reproductive justice as a framework for feminist research and community engagement.

Join the Scholarly Community

National call for small, themed residential conferences, proposed and designed by interested applicants, bringing together 10 feminist scholars to address quandaries in theoretical or empirical research related to gender, women and sexuality. 

Senior faculty from other institutions may reside at IRWG for up to one year.

Programs provide ongoing activities and events on a specific theme related to women, gender, and/or sexuality.

Guest appointment for faculty, postdoctoral scholars and researchers to reside at IRWG for up to one year, without funding.

Ongoing study groups comprised of U-M faculty and graduate students who meet on a regular basis. IRWG provides meeting space and administrative support.