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International Law, Local Justice: Human Rights Transformed


The School of Law is hosting a symposium to honor the memory of Professor Hope Lewis, a longtime faculty member. Before her untimely death in December 2016, Professor Hope Lewis was at the forefront of initiatives to theorize the relationship between human rights and the new global economy, to identify best practices for her colleagues in…
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Women of Color Feminisms in Authoritarian Times


This event is a part of “Feminisms Unbound” a GCWS speaker series at MIT engaging discourses on feminist ideas, theories, concerns, and practices in our contemporary moment. This event will feature Erica Edwards of Rutgers University, Lorgia Garcia Peña of Harvard University, and Iyko Day of Mount Holyoke College. Lisa Lowe of Tufts University will moderate.

Making the WGSS Minor Work for You


  Are you a minor in WGSS and wondering how women’s and gender studies will fit into your career in the future? Are you considering minoring in WGSS but not sure if the extra coursework will be worth it? Find out how a WGSS minor can serve you while you complete your undergraduate degree and…
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“Professional Work in a Post-racial Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy” with Adia Harvey Wingfield


Join Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield of Washington University for a discussion on black health care workers in the modern economy. Dr. Harvey’s research examines the processes that maintain racial and gender inequalities in professional occupations. She has lectured internationally and published her work in several peer-reviewed journals including Social Problems, Gender & Society, and American…
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WGSS Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Lecture “I Wasn’t Made to Click. But With You I Click. We. Click.”: Constructing the Prosthetic Body in Claire Cunningham’s Dance Theatre, Krista Miranda


The WGSS program welcomes Krista Miranda (New York University) to present on her work-in-progress, “‘I wasn’t made to click. But with you I click. We. Click.’: Constructing the Prosthetic Body in Claire Cunningham’s Dance Theatre”. Lunch will be served and guests will have the opportunity to ask questions after the lecture. In 2013, Scottish dance-theater…
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Beyond the Label: Redefining Success on Your Own Terms


Join University Advancement and Student Affairs for an evening with Maureen Chiquet, former global CEO of Chanel, and author of Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms. The discussion will be moderated by Linda Pizzuti Henry, Managing Director at The Boston Globe and co-founder of HUBweek. About Maureen Chiquet: As Global CEO of…
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Food for Thought: Carole Bell & Dani Snyder-Young


Join faculty colleagues to discuss topical issues in arts, media and design. This session will feature Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and WGSS affiliated faculty Carole Bell & Assistant Professor of Theatre Dani Snyder-Young discussing their research regarding race & spectatorship. Enjoy local food and conversation to inform and inspire interdisciplinary scholarship and creative activities at the nexus of…
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Panel: Gender, Sexuality, and the New Labor History


This event is a part of The Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Featured panelists include Anne G. Balay of Haverford College, Aimee Loiselle of the University of Connecticut, and Traci L. Parker of UMass Amherst. Seth Rickman of Brown University will moderate.