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.

Upcoming Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
School of Nursing CANCELED: UM Nursing Global Reproductive and Sexual Health Summer Institute
May 7, 2020 - 9:00am

Due to the recent events related to the COVID-19 virus, all U-M events on campus convening 100 people or more have been canceled until at least April 21, 2020.  Because the Summer Institute draws a large global audience, it is with deep regret we are canceling the 3rd Annual Global Reproductive and Sexual Health Summer Institute, May 7-8, 2020 conference and May 11-15, 2020 workshops.
 
This year was shaping up to be our most successful Summer Institute to date with higher attendance from a diverse global audience. We will reschedule the event for next year and hope you are able to join us in 2021.

purple and yellow graphic with silhouette of women with her fist raised in the air Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP)
November 19, 2020 - 9:00am

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference is a multi-day meeting that brings together academics and activists to explore the critical history of women’s suffrage and political power, and the future possibilities for expanding gender equity in political participation and representation in the United States and across the globe. 

purple and yellow graphic with silhouette of women with her fist raised in the air Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP)
November 20, 2020 - 9:00am

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference is a multi-day meeting that brings together academics and activists to explore the critical history of women’s suffrage and political power, and the future possibilities for expanding gender equity in political participation and representation in the United States and across the globe. 

purple and yellow graphic with silhouette of women with her fist raised in the air Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP)
November 21, 2020 - 9:00am

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference is a multi-day meeting that brings together academics and activists to explore the critical history of women’s suffrage and political power, and the future possibilities for expanding gender equity in political participation and representation in the United States and across the globe. 

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
CANCELED/POSTPONED: Feminist Futures Roundtable
March 27, 2020 - 3:00pm

CANCELED/POSTPONED

On the occasion of IRWG’s 25th anniversary, this panel will reflect on the past and look ahead to the next quarter century, envisioning the future of feminist research. 

CANCELED/POSTPONED: LGQRI lecture by Andrea Bolivar -- POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020
March 26, 2020 - 4:00pm

CANCELED/POSTPONED This event will be rescheduled for Fall 2020.

photo of Dr. Deirdre Cooper-Owens CANCELED/POSTPONED: The Mothers of Gynecology: Examining U.S. Slavery and the Making of a Field
March 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

CANCELED/POSTPONED 

Black Feminist Health Studies lecture by Deirdre Cooper Owens, the Linda and Charles Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of the Humanities in Medicine program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

photo of Rana Elmir with event title, date, and location CANCELED/POSTPONED: Of Victims and Villains: The Targeting of Muslim Women
March 19, 2020 - 5:00pm

CANCELED/POSTPONED as of 3/12/2020

Exploring her identity as an immigrant Muslim woman on the front lines of civil rights and liberties in Michigan, Rana Elmir will examine the well-organized Islamophobia industry and the relentless attacks on Muslim women who face unique challenges borne of both a presumption of guilt, as well as the additional presumption of victimhood.

CANCELED/POSTPONED: “Let Woman Choose Her Sphere" - UM Concert Band Celebrates the Centenary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment
March 17, 2020 - 6:30pm

CANCELED/POSTPONED as of 3/12/2020.

UM’s Concert Band showcases women’s fight for equality in celebration of the centenary of the ratification fo the 19th amendment.

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