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
Inviting inquiries and nominations for IRWG's next faculty director. Job Posting: IRWG Director

The University of Michigan Institute for Research on Women & Gender invites inquiries and nominations for its next Director.

How U-M Provided Abortion Care Before Roe: Archival research offers lessons for post-Dobbs era

A new report provides historical insight on how administrators and counselors at the University of Michigan supported students, faculty, and staff seeking abortion care in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when abortion was illegal statewide. 

2022 Faculty Seed Grant Awards 2022 Faculty Seed Grant Awards

Funded projects include individual research activities, initial research efforts, performances, and community-based research.

photo of Elizabeth Armstrong ‘Mandatory Reporting Is Exactly Not What Victims Need’

In a recent essay for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Professor Elizabeth Armstrong, Kathryn Holland,and Jennifer Freyd, highlight the damage that could be caused by new proposed Title IX regulations from the Department of Education

photo of Anna Kirkland Anna Kirkland Awarded Collegiate Professorship

Outgoing IRWG director Anna Kirkland will be appointed as the Kim Lane Scheppele Collegiate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, effective September 1.

photo of Allison Alexy Allison Alexy Appointed IRWG Interim Director

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Professor Allison Alexy as interim director of IRWG. 

"I have a crisis for you": Women Artists of Ukraine Respond to War

The Lane Hall exhibit space hosts an exhibition of art by Ukrainian women artists responding to war.

orange square with an illustration of a speech bubble. A grumpy emoji face is inside the bubble, indicating hostile communications NIH to require grantees report instances of bullying, harassment, hostile working conditions

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced they are implementing new reporting requirements for grantees related to instances of harassment, bullying, retaliation, or creating hostile working conditions.