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
book cover, "Trans Medicine" Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender
October 29, 2021 - 12:00pm

Book talk by stef m. shuster, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University

New Perspectives on Campus Sexual Assault Research
November 1, 2021 - 12:00pm

A virtual event presented by IRWG's Initiative on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment

"Money Talks": Customizing your search for external funding
November 5, 2021 - 3:00pm

This is part of a monthly series of workshops from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan, to promote faculty research. 

book cover, Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography
December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm

Gender: New Works, New Questions panel discussion of Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography, edited by Alicia Spencer-Hall and Blake Gutt (Amsterdram University Press, 2021).

"Money Talks": Applying for IRWG’s Seed Grants
December 3, 2021 - 3:00pm

This is part of a monthly series of workshops from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan, to promote faculty research. 

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
book cover with drag queen in pink and black dress with a decorative hat. She's looking over her shoulder at the viewer. The book title is overlaid in black and white text. Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance
October 13, 2021 - 4:00pm

Gender: New Works, New Questions book panel on Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance, by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes.

illustration of a piggy bank with coins dropping into it Internal Money for Your Research: Where It Is, How to Find It, and How to Talk About It
October 8, 2021 - 2:30pm

A presentation to ease confusion about funding and resources for new and junior faculty at U-M Ann Arbor

Addressing sexual misconduct at the University of Michigan Addressing Sexual Misconduct at the University of Michigan: New Directions and Possibilities
September 28, 2021 - 12:00pm

The University of Michigan recently announced sweeping changes to how the university prevents and responds to sexual misconduct. To understand these changes IRWG has assembled a panel of leaders to share efforts underway, imagine new possibilities, and engage with UM community members. 

picture a scientist poster Picture a Scientist
September 24, 2021 - 12:00pm

Expert panel discussion around issues raised in the 2020 documentary PICTURE A SCIENTIST, which chronicles women's experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights.

decorative image - 2021 IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars 2021 Community of Scholars Symposium
September 24, 2021 - 10:00am

Interdisciplinary presentations by graduate students from the Community of Scholars summer program.

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