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Dr. Laura Green to take on Associate Dean position

Laura Green, professor of English and WGSS, and acting director for WGSS for the 2017-18 academic year, will begin serving as Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Experiential Education for CSSH this July. Dr. Green chaired the English department from 2009-2015, and currently serves as book review co-editor for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and…
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Published On: May 24, 2017 |
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Dr. Suzanna Walters quoted in New York Times

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…
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Published On: May 23, 2017 |
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Humanities Center Fellowship welcomes WGSS scholars

The Northeastern Humanities Center has announced the faculty members, graduate students, and visiting scholar who will make up the “Whose Story?” fellowship group. The 2017-2018 Humanities Center Fellows will collaborate and pursue research around “how contemporary narratives of identity and experience, belonging and exclusion, are fostered or censored; how criteria of truth, feeling, or opinion are…
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Published On: May 15, 2017 |
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Dr. Suzanna Walters pens Chronicle op-ed on academic call-out culture

Dr. Suzanna Walters (professor of sociology, director of the WGSS program, and editor-in-chief of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society) has written an editorial for The Chronicle of Higher Education in which she criticizes the “firestorm of condemnation” that was unleashed in response to an article published in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. The article in question, Walters writes,…
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Published On: May 10, 2017 |
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Dr. Sarah Jackson featured in article about artistic responses to Trump

Dr. Sarah Jackson, communications professor and WGSS Executive Committee member, was quoted in an Associated Press article this week about artistic responses to Donald Trump’s presidency. Jackson explained how art can influence people in a way that a rally or protest might not. “Art is a form that can often reach people that might not engage in…
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Published On: May 5, 2017 |
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Dr. Kathrin Zippel featured in Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an article this week featuring Dr. Kathrin Zippel, WGSS Executive Committee member and Sociology professor. (To view this or any other paywalled CHE article through the NU Library, download this bookmarklet: http://library.northeastern.edu/bookmarklet.) The article highlights Zippel’s research into the role of international collaboration for women in STEM fields. Zippel’s book, Women…
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Published On: April 24, 2017 |
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Intro to WGSS class publishes magazine, “Nevertheless”

For the final project in Professor Laura Green’s Intro to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies course, students produced a magazine titled Nevertheless, a collection of essays on politics, intersectionality, women in media, and performativity. The magazine features the original writing and artwork of students. Read Nevertheless online here!

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Brooke Foucault-Welles wins Excellence in Teaching award

Northeastern held the annual Academic Honors Convocation on April 20 to honor students, faculty, and staff for outstanding achievements over the last academic year. Communications professor and WGSS Executive Committee member Brooke Foucault-Welles won an Excellence in Teaching award, having been nominated by her students. Foucault-Welles said that during the course of her research on networks, she…
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WGSS students receive honors at Student Life Awards

The Student Life Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 12. 17 different awards and scholarships go to members of organizations who first must be nominated by other students, then selected by a committee in the Office of Student Affairs. Among those honored at the ceremony were WGSS minors Madison Rodgers, who received of the Thomas E….
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Published On: April 14, 2017 |
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WGSS student’s play to open in New York

Hanne Larsen, a fifth-year Northeastern theatre major and WGSS minor, has created a play that is now being planned to expand, first to New York City and then to colleges across the country. The Sex Myth: A Devised Play (adapted from Rachel Hills’ book, The Sex Myth) premiered last summer at Northeastern, and comprises eight monologues drawn from…
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Published On: March 23, 2017 |
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