Past Events

Kate Grauvogel: Gender and Risk Perception in the Development of Oral Contraceptives, 1940-1968

06/15/2017

Kate Grauvogel is an advanced doctoral student in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine Department at Indiana University-Bloomington. Broadly, her research interests include the history of women’s health, especially pathology and psychiatry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her current research focuses on women and experimentation in medicine, particularly the history of blood…
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Panel: Title IX Over Time

05/16/2017

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Title IX, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, will host a conversation about the impact of Title IX and the work that remains to be done when it comes to equality and sports. FEATURING: Swin Cash, director of player development,…
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Connected Futures: Next Generation Questions for a Just World

05/01/2017

Northeastern University School of Law’s Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) will host a daylong conference on May 1 called “Connected Futures: Next Generation Questions for a Just World,” which will focus on the “digital regulation of everyday life.” See the flyer below for information about the conference’s panels and keynote speaker Sarah Jeong.

Film Screening: “The Freedom to Marry”

04/26/2017

THE FREEDOM TO MARRY is an intimate and epic documentary: it’s a riveting ride alongside Evan Wolfson, the man known as the movement’s architect, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the US Supreme Court, providing fresh perspective on the movement’s history along the way. Register here!

From Farmer’s Daughter to Physician: The Advocacy, Activism, and Legacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter and her Contemporaries

04/25/2017

  Dr. Gesa Kirsch, professor of English at Bentley University, will discuss Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter, an early 20th-century woman physician, her cohort of Western women physicians, and the role of the Woman’s Medical Journal in creating and sustaining a large professional network of early women physicians. This lecture will speak directly to Dr. Ritter’s…
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“Never the less” Magazine Launch Party

04/18/2017

Please join us in the Ryder Theatre Lab on Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 for the first chance to see “Never the less,” a magazine produced by the Spring 2017 Intro to WGSS class. Light refreshments will be served.

Whitney Kelting: “Building Masculinity: Jain Laymen’s Gender Negotiations Through Temple Construction Programs”

04/13/2017

Please join WGSS affiliated faculty member Whitney Kelting for a talk on the gendered implications of Jain temple-building. Dr. Kelting is an associate professor of religious studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the author of Singing to the Jinas: Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion (Oxford University Press, 2001)…
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Brooke O’Harra and Sharon Hayes: “Ricerche: three”

04/13/2017

Brooke O’Harra and Sharon Hayes will present and discuss “Ricerche: three,” a video installation that draws on interviews with 35 Mount Holyoke College students about their perspective on sex, sexuality, gender and the political realities that constrain and/or liberate them. “Ricerche: three” was presented at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Brooke O’Harra is a professional theater…
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Graduate Student Roundtable

04/12/2017

The final event of the Feminisms Unbound 2016-2017 year will be a roundtable of current GCWS doctoral students, who will present their research…
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Return of Queen Husky: NU Pride Drag Show

04/11/2017

Time again for NU Pride’s Annual Student-Run Drag Show! Do you like lip synching? Shade? Death drops? General fierceness? Then come to AfterHours at 7pm on April 11th to see our fabulous student performers! This event is not ticketed and is open to all!