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Launching our New Major in Gender & Health

After just a year, Women's Studies' new Gender & Health undergraduate major has made its mark at Michigan

Professor Tiya Miles Explores the Political and Personal Dimensions of Black Hair

In her New York Times piece, Tiya Miles explores the importance of black hair in our current political and cultural moment

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.