Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance, written by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes and published in 2021 by the University of Michigan Press, focuses on drag and transgender performance and activism in Puerto Rico and its diaspora. Arguing for its political potential, La Fountain-Stokes explores the social and cultural disruptions caused by Latin American and Latinx “locas” (effeminate men, drag queens, transgender performers, and unruly women) and the various forms of violence to which queer individuals in Puerto Rico and the U.S. are subjected.
Researchers at U-M seek to reduce barriers to research participation by advocating for alternative options for incentive payments.
Results from spring survey of IRWG community members about preferences for fall meetings and events format.
Report on community survey by the Love Her Collective, led by Prof. Kristi Gamarel
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.
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.
Collaborations with Michigan State University's Center for Gender in Global Context includes conferences and workshops.
Workshop for mid-career faculty at U-M and MSU.
The Multicultural Study of Trauma Recovery (MiStory) is an international research consortium working to understand how context, culture, the self, gender, and trauma recovery intersect. Directed by Professor Denise Saint Arnault with funding in part from IRWG seed grants, the collaborative currently has 30 members from 13 countries across several continents, and continues to grow.
“Surveys used in public opinion research often contain meanings and assumptions that remain out of sight of the researchers who rely on them.” Prof. Sara McClelland was recently awarded a three-year grant from Indiana University to assess the presence of negative stereotypes in research about abortion.