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 partnerships with other units and departments.

If you need accommodations to get the most out of an IRWG event, please contact our events planner Heidi Bennett at heidiab@umich.edu or 734-647-6394.

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Upcoming Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
March 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

photo of UM Ann Arbor campus at sunset Healing Units Harmed by Sexual Misconduct: Challenges and Possibilities
March 4, 2021 - 12:00pm

This session will offer the opportunity to hear from those on campus trying to help units move forward in ways that center repair, healing, and prevention.

Book cover, "Reimagining Liberation" Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire
March 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

Gender: New Works, New Questions discussion of Prof. Annette Joseph-Gabriel's recent book on Black women's roles in the decolonial movements of the mid-twentieth century.

Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
March 16, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

decorative image - green square with gray vertical stripes. Yellow text with the event title: "Gendered Consequences of Systems Involvement" Gendered Consequences of Systems Involvement
March 19, 2021 - 12:00pm

The session will be a moderated panel discussion during the winter term about the “gendered consequences of systems involvement.”

Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality
March 25, 2021 - 12:00pm

In the face of life-threatening news, how does our view of life change—and what do we do it transform it?

Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
March 30, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
April 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
April 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
Dt Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
February 16, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

image of book cover with text overlaid reading "Gender: New Works, New Questions, Divided Bodies" Divided Bodies: Lyme Disease, Contested Illness, and Evidence-Based Medicine
February 11, 2021 - 12:00pm

Panel discussion of Abigail Dumes's new book on Lyme disease, contested illness and evidence-based medicine in the U.S. 

photo of Elizabeth Campbell will event title and information What Real Cases Teach us about Human Trafficking
February 8, 2021 - 12:00pm

Elizabeth Campbell, Co-Director of U-M's Human Trafficking Clinic will describe the varied experiences and complex needs of survivors of human trafficking, and will will debunk pervasive and harmful myths about trafficking.

Dt Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
February 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

event poster with photo of U.S. capitol building Kamala Harris and the Reframing of the Vice Presidency: A Conversation on History, Identity and Politics in Honor of the 2021 Inauguration
January 25, 2021 - 12:00pm

Join us for an interdisciplinary group of U-M experts in conversation on our new Vice-President, Kamala Harris. 

Past Events By Semester

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

Winter & Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Winter & Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Who's your dream team?

  

"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