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WGSS Spring 2016 Newsletter

Take a look at the WGSS Spring 2016 newsletter for highlights from last semester as well as exciting things to look forward to in the coming months. Click here to read the Spring 2016 WGSS newsletter.

Published On: February 16, 2016 |
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Why The ‘Born This Way’ Argument Is Failing

Program Director Suzanna Walters’ work is featured in an article on Fusion.net, disputing the idea that the “born this way” argument is helpful in the fight for gay rights. Read the article here to get Professor Walters’ thoughts. You can also pick up her book, The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging…
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Published On: February 11, 2016 |
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Suzanna Walters Answers 3Qs on Hilary Clinton and Women Voters

WGSS Program Director Suzanna Walters is featured in Northeastern News’ “3Qs” feature in response to recent media remarks by Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright. Read her full response here.

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Huntington Crossroads

Check out the work of the Fall 2015 Introduction to WGSS class. They created a magazine, Huntington Crossroads, which showcases their writing, research, artwork, and more. You can see the excellent result here.

Published On: December 8, 2015 |
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WGSS Fall 2015 Newsletter

Check out the WGSS Fall 2015 Newsletter for updates on the program, including successes from last year, new classes for the spring, and the many exciting events we are offering this Fall. You can access the newsletter by clicking the link!    

Published On: September 30, 2015 |
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Serena Parekh named editor of APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy

Serena Parekh (Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion) has been named editor of the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy. This biannual newsletter publishes discussions of recent developments in feminist philosophy and related work in other disciplines, literature overviews and book reviews, suggestions for eliminating gender bias in the traditional philosophy curriculum, and reflections of feminist…
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Published On: September 16, 2015 |
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WGSS Affiliated Faculty Assoc. Prof. Liz Bucar Named as Dean’s Leadership Fellow

Congratulations to former WGSS Executive Committee member and current affiliated faculty member, Associate Professor Liz Bucar (Philosophy & Religious Studies) on her appointment as Dean’s Leadership Fellow. Prof. Bucar will join the Office of the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities in this new role, in which she will work with Associate…
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Published On: September 1, 2015 |
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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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