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 Marisa Ensor, Amal Hassan Fadlalla, and Mike Morrow in front of a banner that reads "Africa Program" at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC Speaking on Sudanese Activism in D.C.

Professor Amal Hassan Fadlalla featured at Woodrow Wilson Center

image of multicolored hands with the words "join us" in the center Expanding our Network: IRWG Faculty Affiliates

Michigan faculty are engaged in all kinds of exciting research. From healthcare to the humanities, the scope of gender research is vast.

photo of a group of Black women wearing large wool fiber masks and white dresses New Exhibit in Lane Hall Gallery - Winter 2019

Nastassja Swift's solo exhibition in Lane Hall features wearable fiber sculptures, mixed media installation, and film, to trace the ancestral footsteps of the Black woman in Richmond, Virginia. 

cover of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health Goals Matter: Exercising for Well-Being But Not Health or Appearance Predicts Future Exercise Among Parents

IRWG research scientist and SHARP center director Michelle Segar co-authored a study to understand the goals that drive sustained exercise participation among parents. 

illustration of two teenaged students - one presenting as female and the other presenting as male - with arms crossed, standing side by side, facing away from each other New Study Examines Teen Sexual Violence

A groundbreaking new study led by IRWG Research Assistant Professor Quyen Ngo examines sexual violence and aggression among middle school and high school students.

Video: Sexual Harassment in Medicine

This panel included discussion of the impact of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in medicine. November 12, 2018.

Giving Blueday 2018

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

illustration of a plant growing from a small seedling with text "Faculty Seed Grants" New Seed Grants to Support Faculty Research

We're expanding our traditional faculty seed grant program to include more opportunities to promote collaborative interdisciplinary research in key areas related to gender & sexuality! 

color photo of Michelle Segar Research Profile: Michelle Segar

Profile of Michelle Segar, IRWG researcher and director of the SHARP center

color photo of Ella August Building Capacity for Women’s Health

Profile of IRWG program area offering peer reviewer trainings to support researchers in low-and-middle-income countries.

color photo of Rita Chin Invisible Labor: A History of Female Migrant Domestics in Postcolonial Europe

Profile of Dr. Rita Chin, a professor of modern European history and recent IRWG Faculty Seed Grant recipient.

color photo of panel discussants in Rackham Amphitheatre Video: Sexual Harassment in the Sciences

This panel included discussion of the impact of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the sciences. October 18, 2018.

photo of Sandhya Narayanan in the field in Peru Graduate Student Spotlight: Sandhya Narayanan, PhD Candidate, Anthropology

Profile of Sandhya Narayanan, Anthropology graduate student who used IRWG funding to research the linguistic and social consequences of inter-indigenous language contact and use among market women in Peru.