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Prof. Tiya Miles Discusses the Legacy of Slavery Outside of the South

"The South Doesn't Own Slavery" featured in the New York Times

"Chicana Fotos" Makes Its Way to Lane Hall

Nancy De Los Santos' exhibit documents the Chicana experience of the 1970s

Founded in 1973, the University of Michigan Women's 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.