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.

Read below for information on:

* Faculty Affiliates program

* Opportunities to get involved 

* Current faculty led programs and initiatives

 

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.

Current Programs and Initiatives

Program or Initiative Title Summary

Initiative on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment at IRWG

This initiative brings together scholars, practitioners, and activists from across disciplines to share strategies and develop innovative ideas to end gender-based violence.

Insurance Justice Research Project

IRWG researchers are looking at consumer- and patient-side insurance problems and barriers in areas such as women’s health, transgender health, contraception and abortion coverage, opioid addiction treatment coverage, and mental health coverage, and how these events drive life chances and economic circumstances among the insured population.

Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI)

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

Michigan Women’s Surgical Collaborative

The Michigan Women’s Surgical Collaborative (MWSC) is composed of a diverse group of academic female surgeons across promotion ranks, tracks and surgical disciplines. The MWSC mission is to develop, disseminate and implement strategies that promote the advancement of all female surgeons and achieve diversity, equity and inclusion across surgical disciplines.

They will present the 2018 Women in Surgery Leadership Development Conference, "Leading From Your Best Self," November 30-December 1, 2018. Registration here, or download the Conference Brochure (PDF)

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