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
color photo of Lorena Munoz Mothering Across Borders and the Children Left Behind: Zimbabwean and Mexican Immigrant Female Domestic Workers in Johannesburg, South Africa and San Diego, United States
October 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

This comparative study illustrates how motherhood materializes through the often emotionally-heavy choices that female immigrants make as they strive to take care of variably vulnerable populations often located simultaneously in different locations.

book cover My Butch Career: A Memoir
November 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

Join LGQRI in celebrating Esther Newton’s forthcoming memoir. Gayle Rubin, Holly Hughes, and Clare Croft will provide commentary.

Xihong Lin Women in Big Data at Michigan Symposium
November 12, 2018 - 8:30am

This day-long symposium will highlight women data science researchers at U-M, provide resources and support for women pursuing careers in data science, a poster session, lunch time round table discussions, a faculty panel, and ample time for networking.

white circle overlaid on grid paper background with text reading "Sexual Harassment in the Academy: 2018 Panel Discussion Series" Sexual Harassment in Medicine
November 12, 2018 - 4:00pm

This panel will discuss the impact of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the medical field.

book cover with image of robots "Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation" by Jennifer Robertson
December 5, 2018 - 3:00pm

Panel of U-M faculty discuss Jennifer Robertson's ethnography and sociocultural history of governmental and academic discourse of human-robot relations in Japan.

color photo of Cherry Smiley Telling Stories About Male Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada
February 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

Grounded in feminist and Indigenous ways of knowing and focusing on film and images, this presentation will examine historical and contemporary representations of Indigenous women and girls, the intersections between these representations and sexualized male violence, and suggest ways in which researchers can address these issues in their own work.

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
white circle overlaid on grid paper background with text reading "Sexual Harassment in the Academy: 2018 Panel Discussion Series" Sexual Harassment in the Sciences
October 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

This panel will discuss the impact of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the sciences.

book cover for Keywords for Latina/o Studies Keywords for Latina/o Studies
October 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Keywords for Latina/o Studies (New York University Press, 2017) is a transformative volume that includes 63 short keyword essays by 65 leading Latina/o studies scholars.

"We Are Dancing For You: Native Feminisms and Coming-of-Age Ceremonies"
October 12, 2018 - 4:00pm

We Are Dancing For You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women's Coming-of-Age Ceremonies considers how revitalization of women's coming-of-age ceremonies challenges anthropological theories about menstruation, gender, and coming-of-age and addresses gender inequality and gender violence within Native communities.

National Coming Out Week 2018 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ronni Sanlo
October 10, 2018 - 6:30pm

Keynote speaker for National Coming Out Week 2018 and LGBTQ History Month 2018

photo of the outside of the Michigan Theater with text "CEW+ Advocacy: Catalysts for Change" Wai Wai Nu, International Award-Winning Rohingya Activist
October 10, 2018 - 5:30pm

Join CEW+ for an inspirational evening featuring a student fellowship poster session, lightning lectures from faculty recipients of the inaugural CEW+Inspire Award, and the keynote Christobel Kotelawela Weerasinghe lecture by international and award-winning activist, Wai Wai Nu, who is working for human rights and women's equality for the Rohingya people in her home country of Myanmar.

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