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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  One student will be recognized each year with an award for unpublished written work that exemplifies the three tenets central to the GCWS mission: – Interdisciplinary inquiry; – Innovative thinking; and – Epistemologically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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Jackson responds to “3Qs”

WGSS Executive Committee member Professor Sarah Jackson is featured in January 29’s issue of news@Northeastern in a 3Qs interview about social media activism and citizen journalism in light of the recent protests and marches for racial equality.

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Visiting Scholar 2015-2016 Applications Open

The WGSS program is now accepting applications for Visiting Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. The WGSS Visiting Scholars Program is open to scholars (including ABD) of all disciplines who would enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment that encourages critical feminist exploration addressing intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, nation, religion, and a wide…
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Published On: February 6, 2015 |
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WGSS Faculty Receive Dean’s Research Development Awards

Congratulations to WGSS Executive Committee member Laura Green and affiliated faculty Sara Wylie and Kathrin Zippel on receiving Dean’s Research Development Awards for the following projects: Laura Green, Chair and Professor of English “Third Wave Realism: Anglophone Fiction in the Twenty-First Century” In this book project, Green argues that the realist novel is not dead…
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Published On: February 4, 2015 |
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