IRWG Looks Back: 10 Highlights from 2013

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The Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan had an exciting year fostering research and feminist dialogue on topics essential to justice and social change. This is our list of 10 highlights from the year (in no particular order).

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IRWG Looks Back: 10 Highlights from 2013

  1. 1. Equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter delivered the Vivian R. Shaw Lecture in Rackham Auditorium (October). Photo by Michigan Photography
  2. 2. IRWG awarded 11 grants for faculty research.
  3. 3. E. Patrick Johnson performed his one-man show exploring the southern black gay community, based on his book Sweet Tea.
  4. 4. Gender: New Works, New Questions featured 3 new books by U-M faculty.
  5. 5. The SHARP Center offered several events, including Deborah Slaner Larkin’s “Igniting Change in Women’s Sport” (February).
  6. 6. Dr. Quyen EpsteinNgo joined the IRWG faculty as research assistant professor.
  7. 7. Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center, delivered the 2013 Motorola Lecture (March).
  8. 8. IRWG awarded 24 grants for grad-student research. Amanda Healy, Neveser Koker, and Nicole Greer Golda, presented their work at the Community of Scholars Symposium in December.
  9. 9. The Lesbian, Gay, Queer Research Initiative and U-M partners presented a concert celebrating the work of 20th-century gay American composers.
  10. 10. Sociologist Nikki Jones (UC Santa Barbara) spoke to a standing-room-only audience in Lane Hall about stopand-frisk and young black men (October).

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