NewsWGSS executive committee member and Director of International Affairs Professor Val Moghadam has three reviews of films in the latest edition of Films for the Feminist Classroom, an online, open-access journal that publishes reviews of films to provide a critical assessment of the value of films as pedagogical tools in the feminist classroom.
- Check out the issue here.
An excerpt from Program Director Suzanna Walters' new book The Tolerance Trap is featured on Salon.com.
- Read it here.
There will be a Women's Equality Rally on Tuesday, July 8 at 5:00 pm in City Hall Plaza to highlight two recent Supreme Court rulings that will reduce access to reproductive health services and birth control and put women and health care providers at risk.
- More information is available here.
Program Director Suzanna Walters is featured in the June 13 edition of Northeastern News's 3Qs, talking about her new book The Tolerance Trap.
- Read it here.
Program Director Suzanna Walters has written a feature for The Atlantic.
- Read it here.
WGSS has changed locations!
- The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program has moved to 261 Holmes Hall!
Program Director Suzanna Walters has written a feature for the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Read it here.
WGSS Faculty Committee Member Named a 2014-2015 Humanities Center Fellow
- We are proud to announce that WGSS Executive Committee member Serena Parekh, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, has been named a 2014-2015 Humanities Center Fellow. The 2014-2015 Humanities Center Fellows consist of six Northeastern faculty members and two Ph.D. candidates, who will collaborate around the theme "space and place". Professor Parekh's project is entitled "Refugees and the Ethics of Sharing Space". The fellowship program, which will run from September 2014 - May 2015, will facilitate productive discussions and collaborations among the participants. Please visit the Humanities Center website to learn more and to keep up to date with their programs.
New Members of WGSS for 2014-2015
- We are pleased to announce that the WGSS program is expanding in 2014! We will be joined by
Moya Bailey, the first ever Dean's Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar in WGSS and Digital Humanities this July. Professor Bailey comes to us from a postdoctoral fellowship at Pennsylvania State College after having received her Ph.D. From Emory University. Professor Bailey will teach Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in Fall 2014. Her fellowship will involve both teaching and research and she will share time with the WGSS program and the
NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. This is a two-year appointment and we are excited about this new relationship with both NULab and Professor Bailey.
- We are also thrilled to announce that we have selected three outstanding visiting scholars to join us for the 2014-2015 academic year. Banu Subramaniam, and evolutionary plant biologist by training, joins us on sabbatical from University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Juli Grigsby is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology from University of Texas at Austin and Beenash Jafri is a Ph.D. Candidate in Gender, Feminist, and Women's Studies at York University. You can find more information about these scholars' anticipated projects here.
- We look forward to how the work of these new additions to the program will overlap and intersect with the ongoing work of our faculty and students, adding rich texture and diversity of studies to our program.
Dean's Research Development Grants
- The WGSS Program would like to congratulate Executive Committee member, Valentine M. Moghadam on winning the Spring 2014 CSSH Dean’s Research Development Grants Award.
Miss Anne in Harlem by Carla Kaplan
Click here to read the Northeastern News feature on Miss Anne in Harlem, by WGSS and English faculty member Carla Kaplan. The book is featured in the following articles:
- The Boston Globe: Fall Brings a Burst of Hot New Titles
- New York Times: Crossing the Lines Dividing the Races
NPR: Harlem On Their Minds: Life In America's Black Capital
- Click here to read a review of the "Gay Rights After Gay Marriage Panel", which our director Suzanna Walters was a panelist in.
- Congratulations to Program Director Suzanna Danuta Walters and Executive Committee member and affiliated WGSS faculty Kimberly Juanita Brown, who have both been selected to convene Collaborative Research Clusters through the Northeastern Humanities Center! Follow the link to read more about th clusters' research and the CRC Program.
The following members of the executive committee have been listed as faculty experts of Northeastern! Check out the links to see their areas of expertise, recent publications, and interesting articles.
Suzanna Walters- Blog Post on NYU Press Blog
3Qs are three question interviews with professors on current hot-button topics. Check out the links below, which feature interviews conducted with members of the executive committee of WGSS!
- Why Pope Francis has been so influential- Liz Bucar
- Fiction's role in emotional development- Laura Green
- What we can expect from Iran's new president- Val Moghadam
- A closer look at the Turkish protests- Berna Turam
- The Boy Scouts of America decision- Suzanna Walters
- How the gay marriage movement has evolved- Sarah Jackson
- The changing nature of marriage- Suzanna Walters
- Women's rights in the Middle East- Suzanna Walters
- WikiLeaks founder Assange in legal limbo- Valentine Moghadam