Suzanna Danuta Walters, director of WGSS, was quoted in a New York Times article about a controversial article in the feminist philosophy journal Hypatia. The Hypatia article argued that the justifications for transgender identity can also be applied to “transracial” identities, like that of Rachel Dolezal.
The Times article includes Dr. Walters’ response to the outcry:
Suzanna Danuta Walters, a professor of sociology at Northeastern University and the editor of Signs, an interdisciplinary feminist journal, called the call for retraction “an attack on scholarly peer review.” Ms. Tuvel’s critics had attacked her citations and conclusions, Ms. Walters said, without engaging her reasoning. “Could Tuvel have cited different people, or made different arguments?” she said. “Yes. But you could say that about every article.”
Walters also wrote a recent column for The Chronicle of Higher Education on this subject.