News at IRWG

From substance abuse and dating aggression among young people, to digital literacy and global health, IRWG researchers contribute to public understanding and policies related to women, gender and sexuality.

Learn more by reading some of the latest headlines in gender research.

 

 

Research News Summary
image with abstract colors and text: Faculty Seed Grants 2021 Announcing 2021 Faculty Seed Grant Awards

IRWG has awarded 12 Seed Grants for faculty projects on women, gender, sexuality, and health.

book covers: Translocas and Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography Faculty Book Publications

Congratulations to IRWG affiliate faculty Larry La Fountain-Stokes and Blake Gutt on their recent book publications! We plan to feature both in our Gender: New Works, New Questions series next year.

logo: Task Force on Women in Sports in Michigan Women in Sport Leadership: Perils, Possibilities, and Pathways

Prof. Ketra Armstrong recently published a report on women in sports leadership in Michigan, based on research findings from a survey of Michigan sports leaders.

image with drawing of party banners, with a white circle in the center. Inside the circle, text reads 2021 Graduate Student Research Fellowships: IRWG Announcing 2021 Graduate Student Research Awards

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 12 graduate students funding to support wide-ranging feminist research projects.

Zoom screen with photo of a white woman with long hair in the upper corner. The main part of the image is a slide with the Michigan Law School logo and text: Human Trafficking Clinic, Elizabeth Campbell, Clinical Professor of Law What Real Cases Teach us about Human Trafficking

Last month, Professor Elizabeth Campbell spoke about misconceptions, research gaps, the various experiences and complex needs of survivors of trafficking, in a webinar sponsored by IRWG’s Initiative on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment. 

photograph of a group of people standing and sitting on the steps of Lane Hall. Under the photo is a caption in script, that says "Feminist Research Seminar 2017" Meat! A transnational analysis

In Spring 2017, IRWG sponsored a Feminist Research Seminar, which resulted in a recently released edited collection from Duke University Press.

photo of Michelle Segar Everything Counts: Messaging about Physical Activity

Michelle Segar wrote a commentary for the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity arguing for new messaging strategies in alignment with the WHO's 2020 guidelines on physical activity.

GenCen logo Partnership with GenCen Continues

Collaborations with Michigan State University's Center for Gender in Global Context includes conferences and workshops.

New England Journal of Medicine logo with photos of Daphna and Stroumsa and Anna Kirkland Health Coverage and Care for Transgender People — Threats and Opportunities

In a December Perspective article for the New England Journal of MedicineDaphna Stroumsa (Ob/Gyn) and Anna Kirkland (IRWG) argue for protections of LGBTQ+ people in healthcare (and more broadly).

magazine cover "Vaccine" Working group publishes recommendations for a successful COVID-19 vaccination program

IRWG director Anna Kirkland was part of an NSF-funded COVID-19 Working Group that recently published recommendations for strengthening public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines through social science research, community-focused implementation, transparency, and public oversight. 

purple square with text "grad student fellowships" Accepting Applications for Graduate Student Fellowships

IRWG announces two fellowships for doctoral students, accepting applications through January 6, 2021.

IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars 2020 Virtual Symposium 2020 Community of Scholars Virtual Symposium

The Community of Scholars is an interdisciplinary feminist workshop allowing a select group of doctoral candidates from a range of disciplines—ranging from Comparative Literature to Public Health to Education—to engage with each other in rigorous, generative conversations. This Symposium showcases the research and writing that emerged from an intensive 7-week-long summer workshop.