This Year's Past Events at IRWG

Event Title and Date Event Summary
Making A Difference: Women, Art and Activism in South Africa Today
November 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

This lecture argues that while the conventional political terrain in South Africa appears to be stalling on delivering the fruits of a democratic process, a new space for effective political activism on the ground has been opened up by women makers and artists. 

Symposium image with hand and megaphone Spectrum of Advocacy & Activism Symposium: Finding Your Voice
November 15, 2017 - 8:00am

The symposium, hosted by the Center for the Education of Women, includes presentations by local and national advocacy experts who have taken varied approaches to advocacy in ways that best leverage their current context (power, privilege, and identity).

photo of Z Nicolazzo Trans Awareness Week Keynote Speech
November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

Trans* Awareness Week keynote lecture by Dr. Z Nicolazzo, author of the book Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion.

color photo of Lynn Comella Sex Toys and Social Entrepreneurship: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Queer Capitalism
November 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Vibrator Nation author Lynn Comella draws from her recently published book about the history of feminist and queer-run sex-toy stores to discuss the possibilities and pitfalls of queer capitalism.

abstract art from book cover The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability
November 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Colonialism, Race & Sexualities Initative (CRSI) event featuring Jasbir K. Puar, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

event poster Interrogating and Applying Critical Intersectionality: Cross-Disciplinary Conversations on History, Epistemology, Methodology, and Application
November 8, 2017 - 1:00pm

Critical Intersectionality Mini-Conference

color photo of David Johnson The Lavender Scare: Federal Anti-Gay Purges during the Cold War
October 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

David K. Johnson discusses his book The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government (University of Chicago Press, 2004).

color photo of Tim Retzloff Maize, Blue, and Lavender: Revisiting U-M's LGBTQ Past
October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tim Retzloff discusses LGBTQ history at U-M.

Event poster Interrogating the Histories and Futures of “Diversity’’ Symposium
October 17, 2017 - 9:00am

The symposium will investigate the concept, history and institutional implications of the discourse and practice of “diversity” as an emerging globalized form of inclusion.

Event poster Interrogating the Histories and Futures of “Diversity’’ Symposium
October 16, 2017 - 9:00am

The symposium will investigate the concept, history and institutional implications of the discourse and practice of “diversity” as an emerging globalized form of inclusion.

color photo of Ellen Rowe standing behind a grand piano Ellen Rowe Octet: “Momentum-Portraits of Women in Motion”
October 13, 2017 - 7:30pm

Faculty Discussion/Recital. “Momentum – Portraits of Women In Motion” is a collection of musical portraits by jazz composer and pianist Ellen Rowe of women heroes of hers in the areas of music, sports, social justice, environmental advocacy and politics.

Event poster Meocupo/Eye Occupy: A Student Drag Cabaret with Mickey Negrón
October 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Performance showcase by students from the American Culture 103 First Year Seminar on “Drag in America” and visiting artist Mickey Negrón

Migritude Poster Migritude Workshop
October 12, 2017 - 9:30am

While the interdisciplinary history of migration studies makes it an ideal topic for research and scholarship across departments and programs, this workshop will focus on how literary and cultural studies in the postcolonial context of the global South have engaged with experiences of migration.

Event poster Estrategias para descolonizar un extraño cuerpo isleño/Strategies for Decolonizing a Strange Island Body
October 11, 2017 - 4:00pm

In this bilingual (English/Spanish) performative talk, Mickey Negrón will discuss his transition from theatre to performance, or how a queer fairy assumes scenic (performative) and politically empowering positions.

color photo of elderly Latina grandmother sitting on a front stoop, 1970s Exhibit Opening: "Chicana Fotos"
October 6, 2017 - 4:00pm

Exhibit opening with gallery talk and reception. "Chicana Fotos" features photographs by accomplished filmmaker and writer, Nancy De Los Santos, depicting Latina/os' struggles for social justice during the 1970s.

Conference: Non/Human Materials Before Modernity
October 3, 2017 - 9:00am

Conference considering the materiality and makings of the non/human body. Presented by the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

Conference: Non/Human Materials Before Modernity
October 2, 2017 - 9:00am

Conference considering the materiality and makings of the non/human body. Presented by the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

color rendering of a cell with text "Feminism and the Biological Sciences: New Directions" Feminism and the Biological Sciences: New Directions
September 25, 2017 - 12:30pm

This symposium explores the intersections of feminist and biological and biomedical research, focusing on sex and gender within neuroscience, epigenetics, immunology, and epidemiology. 

Community of Scholars Symposium
September 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Annual symposium showcasing graduate student fellows from the 2017 IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars program.

illustration of a globe with connected points Building Capacity for Women’s Health: Peer Reviewer Training
September 19, 2017 - 9:00am

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?

photo of large group of protesters carrying a rainbow banner with the word "unite" "Punks" @ 20: Revisiting Cathy Cohen’s Queer Coalitional Vision
September 18, 2017 - 2:00pm

LGQRI symposium in tribute to and reconsideration of Cathy Cohen’s 1997 article “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens."

black and white portrait of a woman Gloss: Modeling Beauty - Photography Exhibition at UMMA
August 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Photography exhibit at UMMA exploring shifting ideals of female beauty that pervade European and American visual culture from the 1920s to today. AUGUST 26, 2017 - JANUARY 7, 2018. 

image of a hummingbird with text "The Hummingbird Global Writers' Circle" The Hummingbird Global Writers' Circle presents Writing Gender
August 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

Community literary circle meeting with readings on the theme “Writing Gender.” Featured authors include Linda Gregerson, Laura Hulthen Thomas, Mike Ferro, and Debotri Dhar, who will read from their poetry and fiction and share tips. 

photo of Sally Engle Merry The Seductions of Quantification: Bureaucracy and the Politics of Measurement
April 10, 2017 - 4:00pm

STS Speaker Series, featuring Sally Engle Merry (Anthropology, New York University)

photo of gender nonconforming person in front of painted wall 7th Annual UM-Pakistan Conference / Gender & Sexuality
April 7, 2017 - 9:30am

Daylong conference presented by the Center for South Asian Studies and the Pakistan Students' Association.

photos of Grace Hong and Chandan Reddy Stranger Affinities
March 31, 2017 - 11:00am

Mini symposium on Women of Color Feminism and Queer of Color Critique with talks by Grace Hong and Chandan Reddy, followed by Q&A with the audience.

Poster with speaker photos and title" Sterilization and Social Justice: Past and Present, Thursday, March 30, 12-5pm, 1014 Tisch Hall" Sterilization and Social Justice: Past and Present
March 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

This one-day mini-conference will convene a group of interdisciplinary scholars who study historical and contemporary patterns of sterilization and are concerned about social and reproductive justice.

color photo of Alison Wylie What Knowers Know Well: Why Feminism Matters to Archaeology
March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

Feminist Science Studies lecture by Alison Wylie, Professor of Philosophy at the Universities of Washington (Seattle) and Durham (UK).

book cover "Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury" Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury
March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

Book launch and panel discussion of Anna Kirkland's recent book Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury (NYU Press, 2016)

color photos of Matthew Desmond and Alex Kotlowitz Race, Poverty, and Housing in American Cities: What do we do now?
March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Matthew Desmond and Alex Kotlowitz will engage in a conversation surrounding the theme of race and poverty, followed by Q & A.

image with script text "Exotic" Exotic: Human Rights & Erotic Labor in Guam
March 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

Film screening of Exotic, a documentary exploring migrant labor practices in the adult entertainment industry in Guam. The film is from director Amy Oden and Back of the Room Productions (2016).

color photo of protesters at Women's March on Washington 2017 The Women's March: Notes from the Field
March 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

Professor Michael Heaney presents preliminary findings from his research at the Women’s March on Washington.

lecture series poster for Food Literacy for All Food Literacy for All: Saru Jayaraman
March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Saru Jayaraman speaks as part of "Food Literacy for All" series.

color portrait of Joy Harjo An Evening with Joy Harjo
March 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

2nd Annual Robert F. Berkhofer Jr., Lecture in Native American Studies features poet and musician Joy Harjo

graphic with text: Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 // Day 4
March 10, 2017 - 9:30am

Graduate Student Debrief Session for conference on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution."

graphic with text: Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 // Day 3
March 10, 2017 - 9:00am

Paper presentations on day 3 of a 4-day conference on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution."

graphic with text: Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 // Day 2
March 9, 2017 - 9:00am

Paper presentations on day 2 of a 4-day conference on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution."

graphic with text: Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929 // Opening Keynote
March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Opening keynote for 4-day conference on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution."

color photo of Victoria Reyes The Rape of Nicole and the Murder of Jennifer: Gender, Sovereignty and the U.S. Military in Subic Bay, Philippines
March 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

Analysis of two legal cases in which U.S. service members committed violent crimes against women in the Philippines. 

International Women's Day in Lane Hall
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am

Activist space available in Lane Hall in honor of International Women's Day 

color photo of green mountains with blue river and cloudy sky “A Whiff of Danger: Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness”
March 6, 2017 - 4:00pm

Animal Studies lecture series featuring Harriet Ritvo (Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, MIT) who will speak about historical notions of wildness and domestication. 

color photo of NiCole Buchanan Racialized Sexual Harassment: Living at the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Victimization
February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Dr. NiCole Buchanan reviews the research on workplace harassment and the ways in which women of color are uniquely targeted.

color photo of Rebecca Solnti "Hope and Emergency": Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture by Rebecca Solnit
February 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit will deliver the Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture, followed by a question and answer period with the audience. 

book cover with illustration Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964
February 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

Panel discussion of Wang Zheng's recent book Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964 (University of California Press, 2016).

black and white photograph of woman with cat face “Cat’s Cradle: Trans* Non-Beingness + Toxoplasmosis”
February 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Animal Studies lecture series featuring Eva Hayward (University of Arizona)

color photo of Sharyn Clough Politicized Science: Why Evidence Still Matters
February 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

Feminist Science Studies lecture by Sharyn Clough, Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

image of audience listening to speaker with event title Our Future University Community: Reflections on Justices Susanne Baer and Sonia Sotomayor's Remarks
February 2, 2017 - 4:00pm

Panel discussion with U-M faculty to follow-up on the January 30th bicentennial colloquium,"The Future University Community," featuring German Justice Susanne Baer and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 

book cover with photo of face and text "Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women" Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women
January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Panel discussion of Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (University of North Carolina Press, 2015) edited by Mia E. Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara D. Savage.

Historical photo of two women climbing rope ladders circa 1910 Moving Through the Centuries: The Empowerment of U-M Women Through Physical Activity
January 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

A collection of photographs and memorabilia showcasing women’s physical activity at U-M.

color image of upside down tree, with text that says "Queering Families" Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men
December 6, 2016 - 4:00pm

Book talk by Carla A. Pfeffer (Sociology and Women’s Studies, University of South Carolina) on partnerships of cisgender women and transgender men.

black and white photograph of Eileen Myles Eileen Myles & Lisa Kron In Conversation with Holly Hughes
November 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

Professor Holly Hughes chats with colleagues poet Eileen Myles and Lisa Kron about their work and her recent book Memories of the Revolution: The First Ten Years of the WOW Café Theater.

movie poster "The Bronze Screen" "The Bronze Screen" Film Screening and Q&A with Director
November 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood, examines, analyzes, and critiques the portrayal of Latinos in Hollywood over the course of a century. Followed by a Q&A with Latina filmmaker Nancy de los Santos. 

image of a carving on a stone wall Disability and the Destruction of Jerusalem: Gender, Sex, and Flesh in Rabbinic Narrative
November 15, 2016 - 4:00pm

Julia Watts Belser (Judaic Studies, Georgetown University) examines rabbinic tales of the destruction of Jerusalem through the lens of scarred and wounded flesh.

collage with image of women with raised fists and text "Pasion por la Juventud!" Stigma and Abortion Providers: Findings from the Providers Share Workshop on Three Continents
November 15, 2016 - 2:00pm

Presentation of stories and artwork from the Providers Share Workshop, a facilitated, multi-session workshop where teams of abortion care workers can reflect upon the unique rewards and burdens of their work.

Adam and Eve Imagining Adam & Eve: Hermaphrodites in the Garden of Eden
November 9, 2016 - 4:00pm

Leah DeVun (Rutgers) focuses on the history of gender, sexuality, and science in pre-modern Europe, as well as on contemporary queer and feminist studies. 

Perpetual Care: A Poetry Reading by Susan Eisenberg
October 26, 2016 - 4:00pm

CEW and IRWG invite you to join us for a Poetry Reading by Visiting Social Acitivist Susan Eisenberg 

color photo of decorated hard had, with text "On Equal Terms" Equality for Women in the Construction Industry: Using Art to Create Interest in a Stalled Issue
October 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

Talk by CEW's Visiting Social Activist, Susan Eisenberg about women's underrepresentation in the construction industry and how art  can catalyze public and political attention toward social justice goals. 

color photo of Heidi Kumao dressed as Frida Kahlo, with a sock monkey on her shoulder Exhibit Opening Reception: "Swallowed Whole: A Visual Journey Through Traumatic Injury and Recovery" Works by Heidi Kumao
October 19, 2016 - 4:30pm

Opening reception for Heidi Kumao's solo exhibition, Swallowed Whole: A Visual Journey Through Traumatic Injury and Recovery.

color image of print of Kabuki actor Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater
October 15, 2016 - 11:00am

Exhibit of Japanese prints of Kabuki Theatre from the UMMA Collection, on display through January 29, 2017.

We Are The 20 Percent: Women In Government
October 11, 2016 - 5:30pm

Panel discussion featuring state Senator Rebekah Warren, U-M Regent Katherine White, former Michigan state representative Rashida Tlaib, Ann Arbor Board of Education member Simone Lightfoot, and U-M Central Student Government Vice President Micah Griggs.

group photo of COS participants on Lane Hall steps Community of Scholars Symposium
October 7, 2016 - 9:00am

Summer 2016 Community of Scholars fellows present their research. 

photograph of men in military uniform with rifles, taken from the cover of "Metroimperial Intimacies" Metroimperial Intimacies: Fantasy, Racial-Sexual Governance, and the Philippines in U.S. Imperialism, 1899-1913
October 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

Gender: New Works, New Questions Book Panel featuring Metroimperial Intimacies: Fantasy, Racial-Sexual Governance, and the Philippines in U.S. Imperialism, 1899-1913 by Victor Roman Mendoza.

color photo of Natalia Molina speaking at microphone How Race is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts
September 30, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lecture by Natalia Molina, examining relational racism in the U.S. vis-a-vis racial scripts, and its effects on immigration, gender, sexuality, security, and empire. 

Poster image of two women facing each other, with the Lincoln Memorial in the background. Text at bottom says "The Song and Dance of Politics" Liberty's Secret
September 22, 2016 - 8:00pm

The official Ann Arbor premiere of Liberty's Secret:  will take place at the Michigan Theater, on Thursday, September 22, 8PM. 

color photograph of Miranda Griffin Mélusine's Prayer: Manuscripts and Monstrous Assemblages
September 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

Guest speaker Dr. Miranda Griffin from the University of Cambridge will present on Monday, September 19 at 4:00 pm in the RLL Commons, 4th floor MLB. 

image of paper cutout silhouettes of people, with typed text on the bodies Out of Silence
September 16, 2016 - 8:00pm

Performance of Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign, a reproductive justice theatre project.

image of protesters against detention of the Chinese "Feminist Five" in 2015 Above Ground - 40 Moments of Transformation
July 22, 2016 - 5:00pm

The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Department of Women’s Studies, Stamps School of Art & Design and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies are ple

poster for event Caring for your Reproductive Justice Not-for-Profit
May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm

Sponsored by AwakenMichigan Reproductive and Sexual Justice Project.

Panelists discuss common mistakes, how to avoid them, and best practices, followed by discussion. 

color photograph of Lynnee Denise signal/noise: A FemTechNet conference on Feminist Pedagogy, Technology, Transdisciplinarity / Sunday Dialogues
April 10, 2016 - 9:00am

Sunday dialogues with DJ Lynnee Denise and breakout sessions on the last day of a three day conference hosted by FemTechNet. // #FemTechNet

FemTechNet Logo signal/noise: A FemTechNet conference on Feminist Pedagogy, Technology, Transdisciplinarity / Saturday Workshops
April 9, 2016 - 10:00am

Interactive Workshop sessions as part of FemTechNet's conference, Saturday, April 9

FemTechNet Logo signal/noise: A FemTechNet conference on Feminist Pedagogy, Technology, Transdisciplinarity / Friday Panels
April 8, 2016 - 2:00pm

Introductory Panel Presentations on Feminist Labor, Mapping, and Activism as part of a three day conference hosted by FemTechNet.

photo of Suzanna Walters The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality
April 6, 2016 - 4:00pm

LGQRI lecture by Suzanna Walters Editor-in-Chief of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University

Disco-TECA on stage Queering the Ambiguity: Identity, Entertainment, and Politics in Chinese Popular Music
April 4, 2016 - 4:00pm

Professor Qian Wang argues that Chinese popular music displays increasingly high levels of queer visuality.

color photograph of Rene Almeling Guynecology: Men, Medical Knowledge, and Reproduction
April 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

Rene Almeling, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Yale discusses her current research examining the history of medical knowledge-making about men's reproduction and its social and clinical implications.

color photograph of Alexander Kondakov Everyone Hates Politics: How the Legacy of the USSR Influences the Political Engagement of LGBT Citizens in Contemporary Russia
March 30, 2016 - 4:00pm

In this LGQRI talk, Alex Kondakov will offer some explanations for the low rate of participation by lesbians and gay men in conventional political activity in Russia.

color photograph of Lisa Lowe Lisa Lowe: "Ports, Archives, Museums"
March 24, 2016 - 3:00pm

Lisa Lowe, Professor of English and American Studies at Tufts University explores "Ports, Archives, Museums.”


film poster: "No Mas Bebes" No Más Bebés: Film screening + Q&A with Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña
March 15, 2016 - 4:00pm

Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña. No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

color photography of Colin Giraud Gaytrification: How Do Gay Men Gentrify the City?
March 14, 2016 - 4:00pm

From New York and Paris to San Francisco, Berlin, and beyond, gay men for several decades have played a major role in urban gentrification.

girl effect character reading a book Does Equality Mean Business? Gender Equity at the Crossroads of Feminism and Finance
March 11, 2016 - 9:00am

A daylong, interdisciplinary symposium exploring the impact of financial investment in women and girls in the global South. 

Queering Like a State: Naturalization, Race, and Colonial Desire
March 7, 2016 - 3:00pm

Siobhan Somerville, Associate Professor of English, Gender and Women's Studies, and African American Studies, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will give a talk on the naturalization ceremony carried out by federal officials in the early twentieth century to confer citizenship on American Indians under the Dawes Act.

book cover "An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror" An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror
February 22, 2016 - 11:30am

Lecture by Amira Jarmakani on her recent book, An Imperialist Love Story, which contributes to the broader conversation about the legacy of orientalist representations of Arabs in Western popular culture.

color photograph of "Embodied Avatars" book cover A Planet Yet Undiscovered: Nicki Minaj's Grotesque Aesthetics
February 19, 2016 - 2:00pm

A book talk by Uri McMillan (UCLA) pondering the intersections of art, performance, and black female embodiment.

color photograph of Lillian Faderman Rise and Fall of Lesbian Nation: A Brief History of Lesbian Feminism and What it Accomplished
February 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lillian Faderman, Professor Emerita at Fresno State, will discuss the history of lesbian feminism.

book cover "A Nervous State" A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo
February 17, 2016 - 4:00pm

A Gender: New Works, New Questions discussion by Nancy Rose Hunt, Professor of History and Obstetrics/Gynecology.

color photograph of Chinese activists wearing bloodied wedding gowns to protest domestic violence Above Ground - 40 Moments of Transformation
January 26, 2016 - 4:00pm

Exhibit opening with curator talk and reception. Above Ground - 40 Moments of Transformation  is a photography exhibition highlighting the performance art and actions of China’s Young Feminist Activists.

book cover "Using Women: Gender, Drug Policy and Social Justice" with image of woman "Using Women" Redux: Reflecting on Feminist Ethnography of Women on Drugs
January 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

Nancy D. Campbell reflects on what has changed for those who are considering gender, drugs, and drug policy in the 15 years since the publication of her book Using Women: Gender, Drug Policy and Social Justice.

Carnivale, Tourism, and the Black Body
December 11, 2015 - 6:30pm

Featuring Lola Von Miramar and performance of a new piece developed during the symposium “Carnivale”.

Cuba and Martinque/Negritude and Revolutions
December 10, 2015 - 6:30pm

Featuring Silvia Pedraza “Sugar: Before and After the Revolution in Cuba”, Mbala Nkanga “Performative Reading of Aime Cesaire Writing”, and performance of a new piece developed during the symposium “Revolutions”.

color photograph of Valerie Jenness The Feminization of Transgender Women in Prisons for Men: How An Alpha Male Total Institution Shapes Gender
December 10, 2015 - 3:00pm

Valerie Jenness (Social Ecology, Criminology, Law and Society, and Sociology, University of California-Irvine) speaks about her research on transgender prisoners.

Caribbean Identities and Languages
December 9, 2015 - 6:30pm

Featuring “Why Speak Your Language” Multi-Lingual Poetry Jam, and performance by Awilda Rodriguez Lora "La Mujer Maravilla: INDIA$ deluxe edition."

color photograph of Robyn Wiegman Negativity Rules (On the Antisocial Thesis in Queer Theory)
December 9, 2015 - 4:00pm

LGQRI lecture by Robyn Wiegman, Professor of Literature and Women's Studies at Duke University.

Rum, Alcoholism, and Machismo
December 9, 2015 - 4:00pm

Panel Discussion - Caribbean Identities and Languages / Conjuring the Caribbean: How Sweet It Is Symposium

Plantations and Indentured Servitude
December 8, 2015 - 6:30pm

Featuring a film screening of Sugar Cane Alley led by Mbala Nkanga and a performance by Nadine George of “Annie Palmer”

photo of sugar cane along path Conjuring the Caribbean - How Sweet It Is
December 7, 2015 - 4:00pm

Symposium # Performance # Installation

December 7 to December 11, 2015

Sugar, Diabetes, and People of Color
December 7, 2015 - 4:00pm

Panel Discussion + Lecture / Conjuring the Caribbean: How Sweet It Is Symposium 

color photograph of Natalia Pushkareva Feminism in Russia
December 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

Natalia Pushkareva, professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, will provide a broad overview of the history of the women’s movement and feminism in Russia

Black and white photo of Karen Finley performing Written in Sand
December 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

Penny Stamps Speaker Series lecture by New York-based performance artist Karen Finley.

Seeing, Sensing, Knowing: Sex Workers and the Production of Queer Feeling
November 20, 2015 - 2:00pm

Lecture by Juana María Rodriguez, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley

rainbow fist with event details The Political Economy of Homonationalism / Islamophobia
November 17, 2015 - 4:00pm

Lecture by Peter Drucker, author of Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism (2015). 

blue square with title of symposium Child Abuse Evidence: New Perspectives from Law, Medicine, Psychology and Statistics
November 6, 2015 - 8:30am

Daylong conference examining diverse research perspectives on clinical indications of child abuse.

photos of four panelists in small square Queering Reproductive Justice: Opportunities and Challenges in Michigan
November 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

A panel discussion on reproductive justice issues in the LGBTQ community.

book cover of "Shapeshifters" "Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship"
November 5, 2015 - 5:00pm

A book talk and signing with U-M graduate, Aimee Meredith Cox, Ph.D.  In her book, Shapeshifters, Dr. Cox explores how young Black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique their status as partial citizens, and negotiate poverty, racism, and gender violence to create and imagine lives for themselves.

"Dancers as Diplomats" book cover Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange
November 2, 2015 - 3:00pm

Gender: New Works, New Questions draws attention to new works that engage gender and sexuality, and are produced by U-M faculty members.

photo of Katie Lennard at panel table 2015 Community of Scholars Symposium
October 30, 2015 - 9:00am

Summer 2015 Community of Scholars fellows present their research. 

cartoon of a frog Signe Baumane: "Sex, Madness and Dentists"
October 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Penny Stamps lecture by Latvian animator and filmmaker Signe Baumane.

color photograph of Piper Kerman Vivian R. Shaw Lecture by Piper Kerman: "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison"
October 13, 2015 - 5:00pm

Based on the 13 months she spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut on money laundering charges, Kerman’s memoir, Orange is the New Black, explores the experie

poster for event Incarcerated Women: A Conversation about Realities
October 12, 2015 - 3:30pm

U-M scholars whose work centers on incarcerated women, will speak to current issues, major gaps in knowledge, common problems and the societal impact of women in prisons. 

book cover "Fat-Talk Nation" Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat
October 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

 In Fat-Talk Nation, Susan Greenhalgh tells the story of today’s fight against excess pounds by giving young people, the campaign’s main target, an opportunity to speak about experiences that have long lain hidden in silence and shame. 

IRWG logo Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom: "Fragility of Our Freedoms"
October 8, 2015 - 4:00pm

The 2015 Davis, Markert, Nickerson Symposium on Academic and Intellectual Freedom is sponsored by the Academic Freedom Lecture Fund, American Association of University Professors University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Chapter and Michigan Conference, University of Michigan: Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice-President for Government Relations, Law School, Medical School, Women's Studies, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and an Anonymous Donor. This lecture is free and open to the public. 

color photo of Katherine Sender Same-Sex Materials in Sex Museums: Cosmopolitanism and Commodification
October 6, 2015 - 3:00pm

Drawing on fieldwork at twenty-two museums in Asia, Europe, and North America, Professor Katherine Sender considers the relationship among sexuality, consumer culture, and global flows of cultural and economic capital.

poster for Monson & Maltby residency "ilANDING: approaches to interdisciplinary practice"
October 2, 2015 - 2:30pm

This talk is part of Monson and Maltby's QUEER ECOLOGIES: dance as interdisciplinary research method residency, September 27 - October 10. 

black and white photograph of two women Zanele Muholi: Bhatini?
October 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

A photographer and self-proclaimed visual activist, Zanele Muholi explores black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities and politics in contemporary South Africa.

black and white photograph of two dancers Right & Left Contemporary Dance Performance
September 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

Dance performance by Chinese choreographer Gu Jiani.

color photograph of Jennifer Nash The Institutional Life of Intersectionality, or Notes on Feminist Fatigue
September 24, 2015 - 4:00pm

How and why did intersectionality come to institutional power in the early 2000's, and what institutional needs - in women's studies, and in the university more broadly - did intersectionality's emergence serve?

photograph of Beth Tarini and Jennifer Reich at table Moms and Newborns: Public Duties and Personal Concerns in Immunizations and Newborn Screening
September 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

In this presentation across disciplines, sociologist of medicine and gender Jennifer Reich (Ph.D.) and pediatric researcher Beth Tarini (M.D.) will talk about vaccination policy and newborn screening for genetic conditions as moments of negotiation between mothering, government, and medicine. 

Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women
September 17, 2015 - 3:00pm

Michael Messner speaks about his new book, Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women.

Prison Obscura poster Carceral Visions: The Prison as Image/Object/Limit
September 11, 2015 - 1:00pm

This symposium will feature remarks by Prison Obscura curator Pete Brook, and a roundtable discussion with U-M faculty members.

photo of Sarah Heinz speaking at lectern in Lane Hall "What's It Like to Be White?" Representations of Whiteness in Irish and Transnational Literature and Film
February 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Lunchtime talk by IRWG Visiting Scholar Sarah Heinz (Department of English, University of Mannheim, Germany).

book cover "Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music" Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music
February 9, 2015 - 4:00pm

Gender: New Works, New Questions panel discussion on new book by Nadine Hubbs.

color photo of Kim TallBear Beyond life/not life: A feminist-indigenous reading of cryopreservation practice and ethics, interspecies thinking, and the new materialisms.
February 6, 2015 - 3:00pm

Feminist Science Studies lecture by Kim TallBear (University of Texas-Austin)

Photo from the event with presenters at a speakers' table and audience members. The Data of Life Writing: Gender, Race, and the Digital
January 30, 2015 - 9:00am

One-day conference on ife writing in and through digital environments. Gender and race serve as critical frames for the day's discussion.

color photo of Patrick Singy Danger and Difference: The Stakes of Hebephilia
January 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

LGQRI lecture by Professor Patrick Singy (Union College).

cartoon drawing of Alison Bechdel Drawing Lessons: The Comics of Everyday Life
January 22, 2015 - 5:00pm

Penny Stamps lecture by graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, presented with cosponsorship support from IRWG.

color photo of Ta-Nehisi Coates speaking at U-M A Deeper Black: Race in America
January 21, 2015 - 5:00pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates delivers the 2015 Motorola Lecture.

image with text "Re-Imaging Gender" with image of person in baseball hat covering their eyes, and a female coal miner Re-Imaging Gender: A Juried Exhibition
January 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

Exhibit opening and reception for Lane Hall Gallery's juried art show. Re-Imaging Gender features the work of 15 graduate student artists from around the country.