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
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.

photo of Jocelyn Stitt Coaching faculty on research agendas and grant proposals

How Jocelyn Stitt views her role as Program Director for Faculty Research Development

color photo of Anna Kirkland Welcome back from IRWG director Anna Kirkland

A Word from IRWG Director, Anna Kirkland

photo of group of women, facing away from the viewer, with text "Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine" Sexual Harassment in the Academy

New report on sexual harassment in academic science, medicine, and engineering is the focus of IRWG-sponsored panel discussions this fall.

color photo of Marzia Oceno Graduate Student Spotlight: Marzia Oceno, PhD Candidate, Political Science

Profile of Marzia Oceno, Political Science graduate student who used IRWG funding to research women's support for female political candidates

group photo of students Faculty Spotlight: Feminist Scholarship in China

While on sabbatical last year, Professor Wang Zheng (Research Scientist, IRWG) spent 10 months in China, conducting research, planning and attending academic conferences, and pursuing feminist scholarship and knowledge.