Scholarly Community

women at table in discussionFaculty who are doing research on women, gender, and sexuality can find a strong support system and network at IRWG.

Funds, resources such as space and technology, and administrative support are available for faculty-initiated residencies, projects, groups, and collaborations.

Current Programs and Initiatives

This program addresses the intersection between feminism and science by bringing 2-4 scholars to campus each year to give public lectures and meet with students and faculty.

An international working group of humanist scholars who are exploring the theoretical concept of "lesbian studies." 

An ongoing speaker series addressing interdisciplinary research and scholarship on sexuality. LGQRI presents public events throughout each academic year.

This program seeks to develop forums and dialogue produced at the junction of postcolonial, empire, comparative ethnic, critical race, gender, and sexuality studies. 

This faculty led program seeks to bring together diverse speakers and researchers working in the emerging field of black feminist health sciences. Grounded in black feminist theory, our collective research seeks to understand how the interlocking systems of racism, ableism, poverty, violence, and sexism influence the embodied health experiences of people of African descent.

The Building Capacity for Women’s Health program supports faculty and researchers in low-income countries who work in the area of women’s health. 

Join the Scholarly Community

National call for small, themed residential conferences to be held in spring/summer in Ann Arbor. Seminars are proposed and designed by interested applicants, bringing together 10 feminist scholars to address quandaries in theoretical or empirical research related to gender, women and sexuality. 

Programs provide ongoing activities and events on a specific theme related to women, gender, and/or sexuality.

Guest appointment for faculty, postdoctoral scholars and researchers to reside at IRWG for up to one year, without funding.

Meeting space and administrative support for ongoing study groups of U-M faculty and graduate students engaged in gender scholarship.