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Women's and Gender Studies

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New Year, New Name: Welcome to Women's and Gender Studies

Our new name, effective September 1, better captures what we already do: world-class feminist research, teaching, and engagement.

Combating Campus Harassment: Professors Cortina, Kirkland Bring Expertise to Nationwide Effort

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recognized Cortina for her "profound contributions" to evidence-based efforts to address campus sexual harassment

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.