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Professor Sidonie Smith Tours the Heart of Europe

Sabbatical finds Sidonie Smith touring Central Europe to discuss her work on autobiography and life writing

Professor Gayle Rubin's 1984 Essay Generates Renewed Interest

Though published in 1984, "Thinking Sex" remains valuable for considering the sexual order at the current 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.