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 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.

Black and white photo of a group of people in 1907, posed in front of large house and front porch with a Michigan banner. 147 Years of the “Dangerous Experiment”

Bicentennial course and corresponding public events explore women's and LGBTQ history at U-M.

headshot of Sarah Fenstermaker A Word from Outgoing IRWG Director, Sarah Fenstermaker

"As I reflect on my time at IRWG I am moved to recall the wonderful work the IRWG staff and I have accomplished together in a short time. . ."

Photo of grant recipient, Charnan Williams, PhD Candidate in History Graduate Student Spotlight: Charnan Williams, PhD Candidate in History

Boyd/Williams Dissertation Grant Recipient, Charnan Williams explores California archives for her research on race, labor and gender

color photo of Anna Kirkland Announcing New Director

As the Institute for Research on Women and Gender enters our 23rd year, we are delighted to announce our new director, Professor Anna Kirkland.

illustration of a globe IRWG Awards Faculty Grants for Research on Women & Global Health

Announcing the 2017 Sisters Fund for Global Health grant recipients

color photo of the exterior of the Michigan Union Levitsky & Armstrong to Study University Responses to Campus Sexual Assault

U-M sociologists Sandra R. Levitsky and Elizabeth A. Armstrong have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project entitled "Leaders and Laggards:  Explaining Variation in University Responses to Sexual Violence in a Changing Legal Environment."