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Northeastern student wins 2015 Mother Board Writing Prize

Elizabeth Polcha, Ph.D. candidate in English and American Literature from Northeastern University, is the winner of the 2015 Mother Board Writing Prize. Elizabeth received the award for her paper, titled Fiction as Archival Data: Building a Feminist Transatlantic Genealogy from Zora Neale Hurston to Erna Brodber. The review committee was impressed by Elizabeth’s approach and definition…
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Published On: August 7, 2015 |
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WGSS professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities honor

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Carla Kaplan, the Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature, received a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the organization announced on Tuesday. Kaplan was one of just 36 honored scholars, joining the likes of prize-winning authors Diane McWhorter and Edward Ball, and received the grant to support her work on the…
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Published On: August 3, 2015 |
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Check out WGSS Affiliated Prof. Valentine Moghadam’s take on the nuclear deal with Iran

Professor Valentine Moghadam, WGSS Executive Committee member and director of Northeastern’s International Affairs and Middle East Studies programs, gives her take on the nuclear deal with Iran. Read her thoughts on which nation wins in this scenario, Israel’s opposition, what parts of the deal are most likely to receive scrutiny here.

Published On: July 16, 2015 |
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Kaplan on Dolezal & Racial Illogic

Professor Carla Kaplan, Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Professor of WGSS at Northeastern, as well as chair of the Board of Associate Editors of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society has written an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, “What the 1920s Tell Us About Dolezal and Racial Illogic”.

Published On: June 23, 2015 |
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GCWS 2015 Mother Board Writing Prize Call for Submissions!

This prize is an annual award honoring graduate student research and writing in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies.  One student will be recognized each year with an award for unpublished written work that exemplifies the three tenets central to the GCWS mission: – Interdisciplinary inquiry; – Innovative thinking; and – Epistemologically self-conscious investigation. Eligibility: …
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Published On: April 15, 2015 |
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Swanson named 2015 Robert D. Klein University Lecturer

  WGSS affiliated faculty member Professor Kara Swanson, of the School of Law has been named the 2015 Robert D. Klein University Lecturer. The Klein University Lecturer Award was established in 1964, upon the recommendation of the Faculty Senate, and honors a member of the teaching faculty who has contributed with distinction to their own…
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Published On: March 30, 2015 | Tags:
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WGSS Faculty Publications

Berna Turam, associate professor of sociology and international affairs and WGSS executive committee member, will release Gaining Freedoms: Claiming Space in Istanbul and Berlin (Stanford University Press) next month. Her research reveals that competing claims across groups within urban spaces can become platforms to defend freedom and rights from government encroachments. Linda Blum, associate professor…
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Published On: March 27, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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Feminist Ire in All the Wrong Places

“Vaginas keep causing trouble. The latest labial kerfuffle involves none other than the mother of all things “down there,” Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues.” Read program director Suzanna Danuta Walters’ feature in The Chronicle of Higher Education on feminist infighting and how misdirected anger harms the movement at a critical moment in feminism.

Published On: February 18, 2015 |
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Barbara Guthrie named to WGSS Executive Committee

We are pleased to announce that Professor Barbara Guthrie, director of the PhD program in Nursing, will join the WGSS Executive committee beginning January 2015.

Published On: February 6, 2015 |
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Northeastern celebrates Signs

On January 22, Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities welcomed Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society to campus with a launch event. Read about the inaugural event in news @ Northeastern.

Published On: February 4, 2015 |
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