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Prof. Bucar’s “Pious Fashion” featured in Washington Post

Liz Bucar, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and WGSS affiliated faculty, recently had her new book, Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress featured in The Washington Post. She delves into the world of Muslim dress, from fashion-centric to more body-conscious styles across the Islamic community. The variable definition of ‘hijab’ is addressed, as well as several…
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Published On: September 1, 2017 |
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Professor Moghadam on ending the war in Afghanistan

Following the release of President Trump’s strategy to end the Afghanistan conflict, Northeastern News spoke with director of the Northeastern Middle East Studies Program and WGSS affiliated faculty, Valentine Moghadam, to dive into feasible measures to bring the seventeen-year war to a close. Professor Moghadam noted that President Trump’s plan of deploying more troops, negotiating…
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Published On: August 31, 2017 |
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WGSS team awarded Global Resiliency Institute seed-grant

Suzanna Walters, Jennie Stevens, and Brooke Foucault-Welles make up a team of WGSS Executive Board members who were just awarded the Global Resiliency Institute seed-grant for their research. The team is one of eleven across the University, all working across disciplines to study the topic of ‘resilience’. The WGSS team’s project focuses on the roles…
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Published On: August 18, 2017 |
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WGSS Professors on Trump’s Military “Trans Ban”

President Donald Trump recently posted tweets clearly stating that the US military will now prohibit service of transgender individuals. Northeastern Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) faculty members  Professor Suzanna Walters (Program Director WGSS & Professor of Sociology), Professor Moya Bailey (Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies & WGSS), and Professor Libby Adler…
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Published On: July 27, 2017 |
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Constraints and logistical limitations on the presidential pardon explained by Professor Davis

Northeastern News spoke with Professor Martha Davis, Professor of Law, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) affiliated faculty, regarding recent reports that President Trump may be investigating his powers of executive pardon – specifically whether he could successfully pardon himself. Professor Davis is an expert on constitutional law, and confirmed that the Constitution lacks…
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Professor Gloria Sutton receives tenure

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) executive committee member and affiliated faculty member Prof. Gloria Sutton, has recently been promoted to Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media with tenure! She is a member of the College of Arts, Media, and Design (CAMD). Prof. Sutton will spend the 2017-2018 academic year on sabbatical as a scholar in residence at…
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Published On: July 24, 2017 |
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Professor Bailey illuminates internet-generated biases

Recent controversy on the inter webs regarding the casting of Jodie Whittaker as ‘the Doctor’ in Doctor Who, a role historically portrayed by male actors, has brought attention to a systematic problem – internet-generated misogny and sexism. In an interview with Northeastern News, Professor Moya Bailey of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS)…
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WGSS welcomes two new faculty lines

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program (WGSS) is pleased to introduce two new faculty lines to the program, as of July 1, 2017. Laura Green— newly appointed Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Experiential Education in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH), Professor of English, and long-time WGSS executive committee member and affiliated faculty–…
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Published On: July 20, 2017 |
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Professor Nicole Aljoe reveals an overlooked side of Jane Austen’s character

Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the passing of famed Victorian author Jane Austen, Northeastern News conducted an interview with Dr. Nicole Aljoe, associate professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) affiliated faculty. Dr. Aljoe explained the significance of previously overlooked experiences in Austen’s life, specifically several years she spent living in…
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Dr. Bailey interviewed on queer representation

Northeastern News published an interview with Dr. Moya Bailey, WGSS faculty and Executive Committee member, about queer representation in media. Dr. Bailey discussed how the increasing representation of LGBTQ people on TV can lead to misleading conclusions about the state of LGBTQ acceptance: “What we’ve seen lately is more queer representation that has been really…
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Published On: June 20, 2017 |
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