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
Mothering in the Age of Intensive Parenting: CHGD & IRWG Symposium – Mothering in the Age of Intensive Parenting: Implications for Women and Children’s Well-Being
September 5, 2019 - 8:30am

This transdisciplinary symposium, organized by the Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), will focus on the growing tensions between mothers’ well-being and the increasing demands of child-rearing. 

Exhibit Opening, Selections from "Whose Streets? Our Streets!": New York City, 1980-2000
September 12, 2019 - 2:30pm

Opening reception and remarks. Exhibition features photography from New York City activism in the 1980s and 1990s.

image of barbed wire fencing with text: For Dear Life, Women's Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus For Dear Life: Women's Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus
September 18, 2019 - 4:00pm

This conversation will focus a critical lens on an American criminal-legal regime that imparts racist, gendered, and classist modes of punishment to women lawbreakers.

book cover, Chicana Movidas Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era
October 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join us in honor of Latinx Heritage Month for a panel discussion on Chicana organizing, activism, and leadership in the movement years.

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell - April 13
April 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Pride is a passionate and subversive play that examines queer identities in 1958 and 2008 in order to highlight the changing social constructions around sexuality. In the friction between eras, the play ignites questions about our constructed public persona and the true self we are trying to hide.

The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell - April 12 @ 11pm
April 12, 2019 - 11:00pm

The Pride is a passionate and subversive play that examines queer identities in 1958 and 2008 in order to highlight the changing social constructions around sexuality. In the friction between eras, the play ignites questions about our constructed public persona and the true self we are trying to hide.

The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell - April 12 @ 7pm
April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Pride is a passionate and subversive play that examines queer identities in 1958 and 2008 in order to highlight the changing social constructions around sexuality. In the friction between eras, the play ignites questions about our constructed public persona and the true self we are trying to hide.

Donia Human Rights Center Distinguished Lecture. Sexual Harassment: The Law, the Politics and the Movement
April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm

Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon will address the politics and law of sexual harassment, focusing on its violation of equality rights, in light of the #MeToo movement, exploring those developments in light of the theory of her most recent book, "Butterfly Politics: Changing the World for Women." 

book cover: Dying of Whiteness Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland
April 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

Physician Jonathan Metzl reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences--even for the white voters they promise to help.

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