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 major endowed lectures, including the biennial Vivian R. Shaw lecture.

The Lane Hall Gallery features a regular schedule of art exhibitions presented by IRWG and the Department of Women’s Studies. Exhibitions feature works in a variety of media, by artists from near and far who are united in their exploration of topical issues and themes that hold meaning for the study of women and gender.

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
black and white photograph of Mayan woman standing against a landscape of mountains, water, tall grass, and clouds. She looks straight ahead, holding an handful of  flowers. Exhibit Opening: "Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams"
September 28, 2018 - 3:00pm

Exhibit opening and reception in Lane Hall Gallery. Fran Antmann’s photographs, taken in Guatemala over a period from 2006 to 2017, evoke the life and culture of the indigenous communities that live along the shores of Lake Atitlán.

white circle overlaid on grid paper background with text reading "Sexual Harassment in the Academy: 2018 Panel Discussion Series" Sexual Harassment in Engineering
October 1, 2018 - 3:30pm

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

group photo of 2018 scholars 2018 Community of Scholars Symposium
October 5, 2018 - 9:00am

Annual symposium of interdisciplinary research presentations from graduate student fellows.

white circle overlaid on grid paper background with text reading "Sexual Harassment in the Academy: 2018 Panel Discussion Series" Sexual Harassment in Science
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.

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

Details forthcoming.

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

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

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.

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
image of a globe with interconnecting lines Building Capacity for Women's Health: Peer Reviewer Training
July 17, 2018 - 10:30am

Day 2 of training seminar for graduate students to become effective peer reviewers for faculty and researchers in low-income countries who work in the area of women’s health. 

image of a globe with interconnecting lines Building Capacity for Women's Health: Peer Reviewer Training
July 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

Day 1 of training seminar for graduate students to become effective peer reviewers for faculty and researchers in low-income countries who work in the area of women’s health. 

Imperialist Metabolism: The Anti-Colonial and Microbial Occupations of Anicka Yi
April 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

In this lecture, Rachel Lee, Professor of English and Gender Studies at UCLA, attends to the anti-colonial critique threaded through key pieces of Korean-born, NY based artist Anicka Yi—winner of the 2016-17 Hugo Boss Award.

cartoon image of cast members from "Orange is the New Black" with text in large white font reading "Digital Queers: LGBTQ Representations in Contemporary Television" Digital Queers: LGBTQ Representations in Contemporary Television
April 10, 2018 - 4:00pm

This symposium brings together global scholars, activists, and media producers who address contemporary representations of LGBTQ people on television.

color photo of Elizabeth Chiarello Shared Technology, Competing Logics: How Healthcare Providers And Law Enforcement Agents Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs To Combat Opioid Abuse
March 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

Liz Chiarello's research uses the contemporary U.S. opioid crisis as a case for examining how efforts to address a shared social problem have transformed the fields of healthcare and criminal justice.

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