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Women's and Gender Studies

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Petra Kuppers Receives Praise for Gut Botany

Petra Kuppers, a disability culture activist and a community performance artist as well as WGS Faculty member, has received acclaim for her new book, Gut Botany

Dean Hubbs featured in LSA Magazine

In the new issue of LSA Magazine, Professor Nadine “Dean” Hubbs discusses the joys and challenges of teaching in the minor. Dean is a musicologist and historian who has taught and written about class, race, gender, and sexuality in music.

Founded in 1973, the University of Michigan Women's and Gender Studies Department is an interdisciplinary academic unit within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. The Department is a diverse intellectual community dedicated to excellence through feminist research, teaching, and activism. It seeks to build interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty and students that bridge gender, racial, ethnic, economic, and national divides; create new knowledge about women, gender, race, class, sexuality, and disability; challenge unequal distributions of power; and improve the lives of all individuals and communities.