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An Archive of Difference: Syrian Women, the Peddling Economy and US Social Welfare, 1880–1935

Professor Charlotte Karem Albrecht is Assistant Professor of American Culture and Assistant Professor of Women's Studies in LSA. Her latest work considers the racialisation of early Syrian American communities through an intersectional lens. 

color photo of Alexandra Stern Zika and abortion: will the virus prompt Latin America to rethink abortion and birth control?

Alexandra Minna Stern, professor of American culture, women's studies, history, and obstetrics and gynecology, and co-director of IRWG's faculty program in Reproductive Justice wrote an article for The Conversation, which was later picked up by Newsweek, raising the question of whether the Zika virus will prompt Latin America to rethink abortion and birth control.

black and white photograph of Joan Schafer New Research Grant from IRWG and SHARP Announced

Now accepting proposals for the Joan Schafer Research Faculty Award in Sport, Fitness, and Disability, which supports projects investigating how living with a physical challenge influences access to and participation in sport and physical activity. 

square graphic with text "2016 Graduate Student Research Awards" Announcing 2016 Graduate Student Research Awards

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 23 graduate students funding to support wide-ranging projects related to women, gender, and sexuality.

image of dandelion with text "IRWG Faculty Seed Grants" Announcing 2016 Faculty Seed Grant Awards

Six faculty members receive funding to develop projects on women, gender, and sexuality.

Postcard c.1910s of Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino When California Sterilized 20,000 of Its Citizens

Alexandra Minna Stern, co-director of IRWG's Reproductive Justice program published a new edition of her book Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in America in December. 

Translating Feminist Scholarship for Curriculum Transformation in China

Professor Wang Zheng will conduct a translation project for the purpose of providing updated feminist scholarship for the on‐going curriculum transformation in higher education in China. 

color photo of Chinese protesters wearing bloodied wedding gowns Lane Hall Exhibition Showcases Feminist Activism in China

Winter 2016 Lane Hall photography exhibition highlighting the powerful, ground-breaking performance art and actions of China’s Young Feminist Activists.

color graphic of book cover with pregnant women and title Trauma Informed Care in the Perinatal Period

Julia Seng (IRWG, Nursing, Ob/Gyn, and Women's Studies) is the lead author of a book, titled Trauma Informed Care in the Perinatal Period, recently published by Dunedin Academic Press.

color photo of Quyen Epstein-Ngo ADHD meds may be a prescription for bullying

IRWG researchers Quyen Epstein-Ngo and Carol Boyd published a study reporting that teens who take medications like Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to be physically or emotionally bullied by peers than those who don't have ADHD.