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

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. 

A year-long interdisciplinary series of speakers and a 1-day conference at the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus in the 2018-19 academic year. The program will educate students and the Dearborn community about the complex social histories in which the #metoo and #timesup contemporary social movements are embedded and also critique the gender binary suggested by these movements as being for women speaking up about abuses by men.

The Michigan Women’s Surgical Collaborative (MWSC) is composed of a diverse group of academic female surgeons across promotion ranks, tracks and surgical disciplines.

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.

Visiting Scholars Program





"I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the IRWG core and affiliated faculty, attending lectures and related events, as well as having the honor of presenting my own work for IRWG and several classes taught by IRWG faculty. . . I am grateful for the developing collaborations. Thank you again for your support and for the opportunity to work with the faculty and staff at IRWG."

- NiCole T. Buchanan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Michigan State University, 2016-17 IRWG Senior Visiting Scholar