Deborah Keller-Cohen, Senior Associate Director
Hannah Rosen, Interim Associate Director
Debra M. Schwartz, Senior Public Relations Representative
Terrence W. Crimes, Business Administrator
Lisa Parker, Contract and Grant Administrator
Areas of Expertise:
Projects & Campaigns
Reports & Resources
Adolescents and Girls
Children's Time with Fathers in Intact Families, Pamela Davis-Kearn.
Gender, Puberty, and Objectification, Karin Martin.
Tharp, Feminism, and Postmodern Dance, Sally Banes.
Art/Girl: Graffiti, Femininity, and the Career of Lady Pink, Kristina Milnor.
No Place for a Woman? Critical Narratives and Erotic Graffiti from Pompeii, Kristina Milnor.
Family Stories/Family Pictures: Mothers With Cameras, Joanne Leonard.
Representation of Women in Art History: An Overview, Patricia Simons.
Studies in Gender Based Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography in Law, Abigail Carter.
Studies in Gender Based Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography in Sociology, Susannah Dolance.
Studies in Gender Based Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography in Literature, Leslie Dorfman Davis.
Studies in Gender Based Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography in Feminist Theory and Philosophy, Troy Gordon.
Studies in Gender Based Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography in Education, Edwina Hansbrough.
Studies in Gender Based Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography in the Mass Media, Edwina Hansbrough.
Studies in Gender Based Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography in Psychology, Zaje Harrell.
Studies in Gender Based Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography in Visual and Performing Arts, Libby Otto.
Studies in Gender Based Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography in Economics, Lucie Schmidt.
Studies in Gender Based Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography in American History, Chris Talbot.
Feminist Thought and Scholarship
Objectification Theory: Emotional Consequences of Sexual, Barbara Fredrickson.
Feminist Foundations: Practicing Feminism in the Community. A transcript of a panel at the conference, Feminists at Work: Multicultural, Feminist Influences on Practice, sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Program in Feminist Practice, The University of Michigan, October 16-17, 1998.
Giving It Up: Disrupting White 'Innocence,' Re-Educating White Feminism, Gail Griffin.
International Issues - Religion
The Home and Garden are a Small Paradise for Women: Men and Women Gendering Bosnjak Nationalism in Muslim Bosnia-Hercegovina, Elissa Helms (1997).
Health and Health Care
Dual Autobiography and AIDS Witnessing, Ross Chambers.
Improving Pregnancy Outcomes during Imprisonment
Initial Exposure to Nicotine in College-age Women smokers and Never-smokers, Cynthia Pomerlau.
Mental Illness and Substance abuse: Implications for Women's Health and Health Care Access, Beth Glover Reed and Carol Mowbray.
Representations of Women's Bodies and Birthing, Carolyn Sampselle.
Women and Stress, Elizabeth Young.
Rumination and Depression in Women, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema.
Serious Mental Illness: Women and Parenting, Carol Mowbray.
Telling An Untellable Story: White "Daughter" Black "Mother" After the Cuban Revolution, Ruth Behar.
Prison Discipline, Reform and Debate: Negotiating the Female Prisoner in Nineteenth-Century England, Susanna Calkins.
The Figure of the Adulteress in the Construction of the "Cult of True Womanhood" in the19th-Century American Moral Reform Literature, Lisa Cochran.
Remembering a Forgotten Past, or Why Have We Only Heard of Ballerinas, Lynn Garafola.
The Pasha's Prostitutes: Rethinking Women, the State, and Female Prostitution in Nineteenth Century Egypt, Mario Ruiz.
International Issues - Prostitution
Making A Spectacle: The Nightly Transformations of Egyptian Nightclub Performers in a Conservative Age, Katherine Zirbel.
Contraband Women, Immigration Tricks of the Sex Trade, and State Visions of Migrant Women Workers' Rights? The 1997 Toronto Massage Parlour Raids, Cheryl Harrison.
Institutional Gender Analysis: Running for the Russian Duma, Janet Johnson.
Visions of Citizenship: Questioning the Liberal Promise of Equality, Elizabeth Wingrove.
Informed Consent Issues in Assisted Reproduction, Nancy Reame.
Recent Trends in Abortion Legislation in Central Europe, Eleonora Zielinska.
Rural Women - International Issues
The (Wo)man in the Cashew: Gender and Development in Rural Belize, Melissa Johnson.
Images of Fashion: Constructing the Visible Body, Olga Vainshtein.
Sports and Fitness
Your Hair is Caked, Your Limbs are Sore: Gender, "Roughing It," and Class in Early Yosemite Tourism, Stephanie Palmer.
Violence Against Women
Assessing Sexual Harassment among Latinas, Lilia Cortina.
Domestic Violence Against Women in Serbia, Zorica Mrsevic.
Offender Interventions to End Violence Against Women, Daniel Saunders.
Women of Color
Dis/Arming the Black Champ: Joe Louis and the Legacy of Racial Uplift in the Post-Civil Rights Movement, Marlon Ross.
Seng, Julia, and Mickey Sperlich. 2008. Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering, and Healing after Sexual Abuse.
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
The IRWG/Rackham Graduate Student Research Awards program provides $500 grants to U-M graduate students who are planning or conducting research, scholarship, and creative activities focusing on women and gender. These grants are for expenses such as books, travel, production or exhibition costs, software, data collection, or payment of subjects. Students at any stage in their graduate careers may apply. Although most awards are made to doctoral-level students, students currently in master’s degree programs, but planning research or creative careers, are invited to apply.
The Boyd/Williams fellowship is awarded annually to a U-M doctoral student writing a dissertation related to women and work. Successful proposals promote knowledge and enhance understanding of the complexities of women’s roles in relation to their paid and unpaid labor (e.g. philanthropy, volunteerism, community involvement, domestic work, and political activity). The fellowship provides funding in the amount of $2,000.
The Community of Scholars (COS) is a four-month summer fellowship program. It is intended to support U-M graduate students who are engaged in research, scholarship, or other creative activities that focus on women and/or gender.