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Women's and Gender Studies

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Lunar Doula Collective Wins 2021 Feminist Practice Award

The annual award recognizes students whose work puts feminist thought into practice.

Women's and Gender Studies Announces 2021 McGuigan Prize Winners

The annual award recognizes excellent papers on women, gender, and sexuality by graduate and undergraduate students.

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.