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Women's and Gender Studies

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In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose (1935-2020)

Sonya Orleans Rose, Professor Emerita of History, Sociology, and Women's and Gender Studies, passed away on October 15. She was 84 years old.

Jasmine An Wins English Department's Heberle Prize

The award recognizes a critical essay originally completed for a graduate course in the department.

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.