Events

 

IRWG hosts a wide variety of lectures, panel discussions, symposia, and other events to stimulate conversations and share new scholarship related to women, gender, and sexuality. Our events appeal to a university audience as well as the general public, and are always free of charge. We feature speakers from a variety of academic disciplines, from U-M as well as from other world-class institutions.

Many events are sponsored by our faculty-led programs, while others are part of ongoing series such as Gender: New Works, New Questions, or partnerships with other units and departments.

If you need accommodations to get the most out of an IRWG event, please contact our events planner Heidi Bennett at heidiab@umich.edu or 734-647-6394.

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Upcoming Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
January 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

event poster with photo of U.S. capitol building Kamala Harris and the Reframing of the Vice Presidency: A Conversation on History, Identity and Politics in Honor of the 2021 Inauguration
January 25, 2021 - 12:00pm

Join us for an interdisciplinary group of U-M experts in conversation on our new Vice-President, Kamala Harris. 

Dt Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
February 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

photo of Elizabeth Campbell will event title and information What Real Cases Teach us about Human Trafficking
February 8, 2021 - 12:00pm

Elizabeth Campbell, Co-Director of U-M's Human Trafficking Clinic will describe the varied experiences and complex needs of survivors of human trafficking, and will will debunk pervasive and harmful myths about trafficking.

image of book cover with text overlaid reading "Gender: New Works, New Questions, Divided Bodies" Divided Bodies: Lyme Disease, Contested Illness, and Evidence-Based Medicine
February 11, 2021 - 12:00pm

Panel discussion of Abigail Dumes's new book on Lyme disease, contested illness and evidence-based medicine in the U.S. 

Dt Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
February 16, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
March 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

Book cover, "Reimagining Liberation" Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire
March 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

Gender: New Works, New Questions discussion of Prof. Annette Joseph-Gabriel's recent book on Black women's roles in the decolonial movements of the mid-twentieth century.

Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
March 16, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

Gendered Consequences of Systems Involvement
March 19, 2021 - 12:00pm

The session will be a moderated panel discussion during the winter term about the “gendered consequences of systems involvement.”

Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
March 30, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
April 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

Data Feminism book cover Data Feminism Faculty Reading Group Meeting
April 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

Biweekly meeting of the faculty reading group on Data Feminism, led by Prof. Libby Hemphill.

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
GenCen and IRWG logos with photograph of two women looking at a computer. Overlaid text says "Join GenCen and IRWG for a discussion on the NSF Mid-Career Advancement Program" NSF Mid-Career Advancement Program Workshop
January 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

Workshop for mid-career faculty at U-M and MSU.

Creating Equitable Institutions by Cultivating Respectful Citizenship: Promoting a Culture of Respect in the #Metoo Era
December 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

Over the past several years there has been a rapidly shifting climate around sexual assault and harassment as a result of the #MeToo movement and growing awareness of sexual abuse in institutional

purple and yellow graphic with silhouette of women with her fist raised in the air Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (11/21)
November 21, 2020 - 9:00am

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference  is a multi-day virtual meeting that brings together academics and activists to explore the critical history of women’s suffrage and political power, and the future possibilities for expanding gender equity in political participation and representation in the United States and across the globe.

purple and yellow graphic with silhouette of women with her fist raised in the air Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (11/20)
November 20, 2020 - 9:00am

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference  is a multi-day virtual meeting that brings together academics and activists to explore the critical history of women’s suffrage and political power, and the future possibilities for expanding gender equity in political participation and representation in the United States and across the globe.

purple and yellow graphic with silhouette of women with her fist raised in the air Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (11/19)
November 19, 2020 - 9:00am

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference  is a multi-day virtual meeting that brings together academics and activists to explore the critical history of women’s suffrage and political power, and the future possibilities for expanding gender equity in political participation and representation in the United States and across the globe.

Past Events By Semester

You can also browse our past events by semester/term.

Winter & Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Winter & Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Who's your dream team?

  

"It was incredible to sit on a panel and hear my dream team of scholars from each field—Professors Karyn Lacy from Sociology, Gayle Rubin from Women's Studies and Anthropology, and Charles Hiroshi Garrett from Musicology—engage my book from their differing disciplinary perspectives. . .What a brilliant format and series for discussing new work in gender and sexuality studies.”

– Nadine Hubbs (Women’s Studies, Music), author of Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music