News at IRWG

From substance abuse and dating aggression among young people, to digital literacy and global health, IRWG researchers contribute to public understanding and policies related to women, gender and sexuality.

Learn more by reading some of the latest headlines in gender research.



Research News Summary
photo of exhibit wall with title in vinyl letters reading "Labors of Love and Loss: Marianetta Porter + Lisa Olson." A series of 4 framed photos in a grid pattern is to the right of the title Labors of Love and Loss - About the Exhibit

 Artists' statements and information about Labors of Love and Loss, a mixed media exhibit by Marianetta Porter and Lisa Olson, on display in Lane Hall Gallery through July.


As part of the 2018 MLK symposium, IRWG presented a panel discussion about trans health activism in Detroit, on January 26 in the Michigan League. The purpose was to explore the important work of transgender and gender nonconforming communities and their allies to build safety, opportunity, and access to health and wellness services for all.

book cover with photo of women protesting, title of the book appears IRWG Symposium Generates New Feminist Scholarship on Inequality and the Neoliberal State

Newly published book edited by Leela Fernandes explores feminist perspectives on the varied and often contradictory nature of state practices, structures, and ideologies

illustration of a seedling in various stages of growth. text reads "IRWG faculty seed grants, 2018" Faculty Seed Grant Awards Announced

Announcing the 2018 Faculty Seed Grant recipients for projects on women, gender, and sexuality

yellow post-it note held to a piece of string by a blue binder clip. The post-it note reads "Top 5 ways Jocelyn helps faculty with grants" Research Support Services

Jocelyn Fenton Stitt, Program Director for Faculty Research Development, helps U-M faculty advance their research by finding extramural funding sources an

Fall 2014 FRS - "Feminist Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies: Instigations, Interrogations and New Developments" Feminist Research Seminar Updates

Catching up with the participants of IRWG's inaugural Feminist Research Seminar.

photo of Petra Kuppers in a swimming pool, holding another person Water-Based Movement Training: A Disabled Woman’s Journey

Feature story about Petra Kuppers' research project on water-based movement training for people with disabilities. Kuppers was the recipient of the 2016 Joan Schafer Research Faculty Award in Sport, Fitness, and Disability.

Giving Blueday 11.28.17 logo Giving Blueday 2018

IRWG is pleased to participate in Giving Blueday once again this year!

color photo of Patrick Meehan Graduate Student Spotlight: Patrick Meehan

Feature story on 2017 Boyd/Williams Dissertation Grant recipient, Patrick Meehan

What is Queer Dance?

Faculty Seed Grant recipient, Clara Croft, investigates "queer dance" through live performance, a book, and website.

Upcoming Exhibitions in Lane Hall Gallery

Fall 2017 Lane Hall Gallery exhibition features photographs by accomplished filmmaker and writer, Nancy De Los Santos, who offers a striking depiction of the struggles for social justice during the 1970s. 

Photo of Faculty Seed Grant recipient, Shobita Parthasarathy Science and Technology: Understanding the Logics behind Grassroots Innovation in India

Faculty Seed Grant recipient, Shobita Parthasarathy, gathers preliminary research for her project on science and technology innovation in India.