Each year, IRW's distinguished lecture series presents a variety of talks showcasing interdisciplinary work on women, gender and sexuality by a variety of eminent speakers. The lecture series revolves around an annual theme that is also shared by our interdisciplinary seminar and undergraduate learning community. In 2021-2022 our annual theme is "Futures."

Thursday, November 11, 2021
The Future of the Environment
Farhana Sultana, Syracuse University

Farhana Sultana

Thursday, November 18, 2021
The Future of Debt
Astra Taylor, documentary filmmaker, writer, and political organizer

Astra Taylor

Thursday, December 2, 2021
The Future of Immigration
Lynn Stephen, University of Oregon

Lynn Stephen

Thursday, February 3, 2022
The Future of Democracy
Claire Potter, The New School for Social Research

Claire Potter

Thursday, March 24, 2022
The Future of Race
Michelle Stephens, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Michelle Stephens

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Imagined Futures
Saya Woolfalk, artist

Saya Woolfalk

Thursday, April 21, 2022
The Future of Health
Steven Epstein, Northwestern University

Steven Epstein


All events at 4.30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Online in fall; in-person in spring.

 Download the 2021-2022 IRW Distinguished Lecture Series Poster