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
From Black Lives Matter to the White Power Presidency: Race and Class in the Trump Era
March 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

Research talk by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University, and author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2016).

color photo of Banu Subramaniam Making Postcolonial Bodies: Tales from An"Other" Enlightenment
March 12, 2018 - 4:00pm

Banu Subramaniam (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) explores how science and religion come together in in contemporary Hindu nationalism

photograph of 3 young women (2 women of color and one white woman) holding a banner at a protest. the banner reads "White feminism was built on the backs of women of color" Research Talk: "Intersectional Challenges in Re-Mobilizing the Women's Movement"
March 13, 2018 - 3:00pm

In this research talk, Professor Michael Heaney will discuss findings from his surveys of participants at the 2017 Women's March in DC, and the Women's Convention in Detroit in October 2017.

film poster "Vibrancy of Silence" Vibrancy of Silence - Film Screening
March 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

 Screening of documentary film that highlights the creative achievements of six Sub-Saharan African women in various intellectual and artistic fields. The director and producer will provide comments.

color photo of Chelsea Manning Chelsea Manning: A Conversation with Heather Dewey-Hagborg
March 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Penny Stamps Speaker Series talk with Chelsea Manning and artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg

illustration of a globe with connected points Building Capacity for Women’s Health: Peer Reviewer Training 1/2
March 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Are you a U-M graduate student in a health-related field? Do you want to support faculty and researchers in low-income countries who work in women’s health?

LGQRI Event: Lecture by Scott Larson
March 20, 2018 - 4:00pm

Larson is a scholar of transgender history, religion, sexuality, and disability in the early Anglophone Atlantic.

illustration of a globe with connected points Building Capacity for Women’s Health: Peer Reviewer Training 2/2
March 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Are you a U-M graduate student in a health-related field? Do you want to support faculty and researchers in low-income countries who work in women’s health?

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.

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
photo of entrance to Mendelssohn theatre 14: A Night of Teatro and Dialogue
February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

This original play, written and directed, by Assistant Professor José Casas is inspired by a true-life event in which a smuggler abandoned 30 Mexicans crossing the desert near Yuma, AZ, resulting in 14 dying of dehydration. 

Labors of Love and Loss - Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk
February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

Artist talk and reception for Labors of Love and Loss - an exhibition featuring artwork by Stamps School of Art and Design Professor, Marianetta Porter and artist, Lisa Olson.

Image of Jocelyn Stitt, Program Director for Faculty Research Development Grantwriting for the Rest of Us: Proposal Strategies for Faculty in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Sciences
February 22, 2018 - 3:30pm

Grantwriting workshop for faculty and postdocs in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences

book cover with photograph of protestors carrying umbrellas and wearing purple t-shirts with the word "dyke". Photo appears to be a city, such as New York. The book title reads "Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers: Women Transforming Public Space by Elizabeth Currans" Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers: Women Transforming Public Space
February 12, 2018 - 4:00pm

Book talk by Elizabeth Currans (EMU) on how today's women have redefined political and cultural protest

photo of 5 black musicians performing, with text "Yissy Garcia & Bandacha" Afro-Cuban Concert and Dance Party featuring Yissy García & Bandancha
February 9, 2018 - 8:00pm

Free Afro-Cuban Concert and Dance Party featuring Yissy García & Bandancha

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