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.

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IRWG Interim Director; Associate Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
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Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, Professor of Global Public Health; SOAR Co-Director & Research Director
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Program Director for Faculty Research Development
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Business Administrator
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SOAR Education Director; Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies; Faculty Associate of Latina/o Studies Program
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SOAR Graduate & Undergraduate Peer Mentor Coordinator; PhD Student, Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health

IRWG Faculty Affiliates

Become an AffiliateThere are over 220 IRWG faculty affiliates from more than 80 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 conversations and reviews of each other's grant proposals and other similar written work.  These facilitated meetings include IRWG affiliates, postdoctoral fellows, and other gender scholars from the 3 campuses. 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.