IRWG catalyzes and supports gender research across the University of Michigan through meaningful relationships and collaborations.

Get to know our faculty leadership, staff, researchers, and scholars below.


Color photograph of Anna Kirkland
IRWG Director, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women's Studies
color photograph of Terrence Crimes
Business Administrator
Color photograph of Julia Seng
IRWG Research Professor; Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School; Professor of Women's Studies, LSA
color photograph of Michelle Segar
Associate Research Scientist, IRWG; Director, SHARP Center
Color photograph of Philip Veliz
Research Assistant Professor Applied Biostatistics Laboratory, School of Nursing; IRWG; SHARP Associate Director
Color photograph of Sean Esteban McCabe
Research Professor, IRWG; Professor & Co-Director, Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health, School of Nursing

IRWG Faculty Affiliates

Become an AffiliateThere are over 180 IRWG faculty affiliates from more than 61 different departments which make up a core group we look to for creating collaborations, meeting like-minded scholars, and participating in planning sessions and brainstorming to build ambitious research projects. Gender may be the primary focus of their work, or it may be just one part among many.

Faculty affiliates also take part in Expert Advisory Panels, who convene for lunchtime conversations and reviews of each other's grant proposals and other similar written work. Co-facilitated by director Anna Kirkland, and director of research development, Dr. Jocelyn Stitt, these regular meetings include IRWG affiliates, postdoctoral fellows, and other gender scholars from the 3 campuses, with lunch provided in Lane Hall. Attendees will receive a copy of the work to be reviewed in advance. The goal of these panels is to augment our faculty networks and to spur interesting, new relationships and ideas.

Browse our database of affiliated faculty by department. Learn more about becoming an affiliate here.