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Women's Studies

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New Faculty Profile: A Conversation with Abigail Dumes

As she begins her second semester at U of M, the Assistant Professor of Women's Studies discusses connecting research, teaching, and activism.

New Faculty Profile: A Conversation with Yi-Li Wu

Near the conclusion of her first semester teaching at U of M, the Associate Professor of Women's Studies and History reflects on the value of interdisciplinary learning and research.

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.

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