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IRWG announces Collaborative Planning Grants

April 3, 2015

IRWG announces Collaborative Planning Grants

Topic: Academics

The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded four Collaborative Planning Grants for faculty projects on women, gender and sexuality. The IRWG grants generally support interdisciplinary teams working toward submission of an extramural grant application and publication.

The new teams and their projects are:

Renee R. Anspach (sociology, women’s studies)

Lisa H. Harris (obstetrics and gynecology, women’s studies)

Raymond G. De Vries (Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, medical education/obstetrics and gynecology)


The objective of this research is to examine how conscience informs the everyday practice of medicine, especially in navigating difficult dilemmas surrounding abortion care. The grant will make it possible to continue data analysis and expand the project nationally.


Elizabeth A. Armstrong (sociology)

Sandra R. Levitsky (sociology)

Setting the Standard: The Struggle over Title IX Compliance

This project investigates how American colleges and universities are reacting to increasing pressure from the federal government to prevent sexual violence.


Lilia M. Cortina (psychology, women’s studies)

Sari M. van Anders (psychology, women’s studies)

M. Sandy Hershcovis (business administration, University of Calgary)

The Embodiment of Insult: Gender and Biobehavioral Response to Incivility in Organizations

This project will examine workplace incivility. Paying special attention to intersections of gender, race, and class, the team will investigate whether workers from minority social locations bear disproportionate biological burdens of these workplace insults. A second goal is to build new bridges between organizational science, women’s and gender studies, and social neuroendocrinology — catalyzing new interdisciplinary conversations.


Abby Stewart (psychology, women’s studies)

Rebecca Friedman (history, Florida International University)

Valerie Kivelson (history)

Kristin McGuire (Global Feminisms Project)

Natalia Pushkareva (history, Russian Academy of Sciences)

Global Feminisms in Russia

The grant will facilitate inclusion of Russia in the Global Feminisms Project, an online archive that currently includes women from China, India, Nicaragua, Poland, the United States, and – in process – Brazil. The grant will enable Professor Natalia Pushkareva, a leading feminist Russian historian at the Russian Academy of Sciences, to visit U-M to plan for 10 interviews in Russia and for classroom use in both settings. It will also be used to conduct one pilot interview.

Collaborative Planning Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. For more information, go to