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 IRWG affiliates, 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
illustration of a person writing February IRWG Write-In
February 10, 2023 - 8:30am

Treat yourself to some structured writing time with the fabulous members of the IRWG community.

Stories of Long COVID Advocacy in the United States, a Global Feminisms Project Webinar
February 10, 2023 - 12:00pm

Join us on Zoom to learn about what Long COVID means and how patients around the world are participating in advocacy surrounding it.

"Money Talks" Money Talks: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
February 17, 2023 - 2:00pm

Online session to highlight funding opportunities offered through the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation that may be of particular interest to IRWG Affiliates.

illustration of a person writing March IRWG Write-In
March 10, 2023 - 8:30am

Treat yourself to some structured writing time with the fabulous members of the IRWG community.

The left side of the image says "Cosponsors: UM Department of Comparative Literature" followed by the IRWG logo. "Sideways Glances: The Poetics of Queer Space in the Post-socialist Balkans" "Tuesday, March 14, 2023; 4:00 - 5:30 PM ET; 2239 Lane Hall & Zoom"  Sideways Glances: The Poetics of Queer Space in the Post-socialist Balkans
March 14, 2023 - 4:00pm

In the last twenty years, activists, artists, and scholars in the former Yugoslavia have begun to unearth, document, and reconstruct queer histories, spaces, and cultural practices that have histor

"Money Talks" Money Talks: Federal Funding Beyond NSF, NIH & NEH
March 24, 2023 - 2:00pm

Online workshop about finding, applying, and securing funding from federal agencies beyond NIH, NSF, and NEH, particularly focusing on opportunities available through various government departments.

The Trouble with Passion: How Searching for Fulfillment at Work Fosters Inequality
March 30, 2023 - 4:00pm

More details coming soon.

The left side of the image says "The Trouble with Passion: How Searching for Fulfillment at Work Fosters Inequality by Erin A. Cech; March 30, 2023; 4 - 5:30 PM ET; 2239 Lane Hall and Zoom; Speakers Erin Cech, Megan Killian, Harmony Reppond" against a white background while the right side of the image contains the IRWG logo and a picture of the book cover. The Trouble with Passion: How Searching for Fulfillment at Work Fosters Inequality by Erin A. Cech
March 30, 2023 - 4:00pm

Probing the ominous side of career advice to "follow your passion," this data-driven study explains how the passion principle fails us and perpetuates inequality by class, gender, and race; and it

illustration of a person writing April IRWG Write-In
April 7, 2023 - 8:30am

Treat yourself to some structured writing time with the fabulous members of the IRWG community.

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
DISCO Network Lecture Series | Queer Silence: Rhetorical Quieting and an Erotics of Absence
January 25, 2023 - 12:00pm

Join us at North Quad for a discussion about the visibility of marginalized populations.

"Money Talks" Money Talks: IRWG Funding & Upcoming Deadlines
January 13, 2023 - 2:00pm

Online session for U-M faculty interested in learning more about IRWG funding opportunities, particularly Faculty Seed Grants and IRWG Incubators. 

illustration of a person writing January IRWG Write-In
January 13, 2023 - 8:30am

Treat yourself to some structured writing time with the fabulous members of the IRWG community.

illustration of a piggy bank with coins dropping into it Money Talks: Working with Foundations
November 18, 2022 - 2:00pm

Join us on Zoom to learn about key foundations funding research related to gender and sexuality.

Eco Soma book cover Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters by Petra Kuppers
November 16, 2022 - 4:00pm

Gender: New Works, New Questions panel discussion

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