Welcome to Global Feminisms at the University of Michigan

The Global Feminisms Project (GFP) collects interviews with women’s movement activists and women’s studies scholars in sites around the world.
The archive includes interviews with women from Brazil, China, Germany, India, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, and the United States.

 Access to the interview transcripts and videos is available in the original language or in English.

Thematic Films

In the first phase of the project in 2002, short overview films were made for the initial four country-sites.  We hope to add similar films for other sites in the near future.

View the films here: ChinaIndiaPoland and U.S.

View the film transcripts here: ChinaIndiaPoland and U.S.

What’s New at Global Feminisms

Check out this recent online exhibit created by Liangyu Fu (Chinese Studies Librarian) and Meredith Kahn (Women’s Studies Librarian) documenting feminist activism in China! Above Ground: China’s Young Feminist Activists and Forty Moments of Transformation

Flavia Agnes was at the University of Michigan in September 2017 to participate in the Seeking Social Justice in South Asia Conference.

Maureen Taylor and Marion Kramer spoke at a rally in Detroit, Michigan in June 2020, and a video of their speech recorded by the group Detroit Will Breathe can be found here.

When using material from the interview transcripts and/or other materials on this Web site, we expect that sources will be properly credited. Citations may be to the website as a whole (https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/globalfeminisms/), to a particular page (such as the lesson plan for teaching about intersectionality:  https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/globalfeminisms/lesson-plan-01-intersectionality/), or to a particular interview transcript (such as https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/globalfeminisms/wp-content/uploads/sites/787/2020/09/Rimashevskaia_Russia_English_Annotated_Final.pdf).