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Celebrate Transgender Awareness Month

November is Transgender Awareness month, and The LGBTQA Resource Center is hosting a full week of programming from Monday, 11/13 to Sunday, 11/19. Events will include a kick-off dinner with the T/GNC Affinity Group* at the LGBTQA Resource Center (328 CSC) at 5:30, an interactive event with performer and storyteller Eddie Maisonet, a Boston-wide remembrance…
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Published On: November 6, 2017 |
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Prof. Liz Bucar on Pious Fashion in the LA Times

What do Muslim women wear? “Ripped jeans tucked into combat boots, structured jackets accessorized with designer sunglasses, flowy pastel chiffons embellished with crystal-encrusted brooches and tailored batik dresses paired with hand-dyed head coverings. These are just a few examples of what I call pious fashion: clothing that aims to be modest and modern,” writes WGSS…
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Published On: October 10, 2017 |
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Sarah Jackson on Athletics and Activism

The recent debate over NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem has sparked discussion surrounding athletes and activism. In a piece for the Northeastern News, WGSS executive committee member and Assistant Professor of Communications Studies Sarah J. Jackson commented, “Black celebrities are in a unique position when it comes to politics because they…
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Published On: October 2, 2017 |
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Fall 2017 Newsletter Now Available

The WGSS program’s fall 2017 newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. Learn about upcoming events and courses, meet our new 2017-2018 team, and more! The full newsletter can be found here.

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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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