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
image with black background and blurry photo of stacks of coins. Text in white reads "Equity in Research Participation Incentives" Addressing equity in research participation incentives

Researchers at U-M seek to reduce barriers to research participation by advocating for alternative options for incentive payments.

Blue square with a yellow silhouette of a bird flying. In the center in large white font is text that reads 'SOAR: Student Opportunities for AIDS/HIV Research" IRWG awarded $1.2M grant to launch research education mentoring program for undergraduate students

IRWG received a five year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop and implement an innovative academic and research mentoring program for undergraduate students across the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus.

photo of Emily Sluiter with quote, "It is our job to ensure that every pregnant person is given the right to a humane childbirth experience, and I hope this serves as a steppingstone to realize a clear path forward to end the practice of incarcerating pregnant people." NIH Funded Research Project: Pregnancy and postpartum support programs for women in prison

IRWG’s Consortium for Gender Responsive Prisoner Healthcare has been awarded a new grant as part of a five-year project funded by the National Institutes of Health

Decorative image with black background and gray icons of people with a speech bubble. Text below in orange and white reads Survey Results: Fall Meetings & Events Plans for Fall Meetings & Events at IRWG

Results from spring survey of IRWG community members about preferences for fall meetings and events format.

decorative image with silhouetted figures and a pink heart. Text overlaid reads "Love Her Collective: transgender health and empowerment" Empowering the Love Her Collective: Participatory research with and for transgender women of color

Report on community survey by the Love Her Collective, led by Prof. Kristi Gamarel

image with abstract colors and text: Faculty Seed Grants 2021 Announcing 2021 Faculty Seed Grant Awards

IRWG has awarded 12 Seed Grants for faculty projects on women, gender, sexuality, and health.

book covers: Translocas and Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography Faculty Book Publications

Congratulations to IRWG affiliate faculty Larry La Fountain-Stokes and Blake Gutt on their recent book publications! We plan to feature both in our Gender: New Works, New Questions series next year.

logo: Task Force on Women in Sports in Michigan Women in Sport Leadership: Perils, Possibilities, and Pathways

Prof. Ketra Armstrong recently published a report on women in sports leadership in Michigan, based on research findings from a survey of Michigan sports leaders.

image with drawing of party banners, with a white circle in the center. Inside the circle, text reads 2021 Graduate Student Research Fellowships: IRWG Announcing 2021 Graduate Student Research Awards

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 12 graduate students funding to support wide-ranging feminist research projects.

Zoom screen with photo of a white woman with long hair in the upper corner. The main part of the image is a slide with the Michigan Law School logo and text: Human Trafficking Clinic, Elizabeth Campbell, Clinical Professor of Law What Real Cases Teach us about Human Trafficking

Last month, Professor Elizabeth Campbell spoke about misconceptions, research gaps, the various experiences and complex needs of survivors of trafficking, in a webinar sponsored by IRWG’s Initiative on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment.