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.

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Upcoming Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
Creating Equitable Institutions by Cultivating Respectful Citizenship: Promoting a Culture of Respect in the #Metoo Era
December 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

Over the past several years there has been a rapidly shifting climate around sexual assault and harassment as a result of the #MeToo movement and growing awareness of sexual abuse in institutional

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
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 (11/21)
November 21, 2020 - 9:00am

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference  is a multi-day virtual 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 (11/20)
November 20, 2020 - 9:00am

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference  is a multi-day virtual 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 (11/19)
November 19, 2020 - 9:00am

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference  is a multi-day virtual 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 (11/18)
November 18, 2020 - 12:00pm

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference  is a multi-day virtual 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.

Research Showcase: U-M Faculty Projects on Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Harassment, Part 2 of 2
November 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

Part 2 - Faculty share their research progress to examine how their scholarship is working towards the goal of ending gender-based violence and sexual harassment across contexts

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