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“How Muslim Women Use Fashion To Exert Political Influence,” an article by Associate Professor Liz Bucar

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Liz Bucar published an article in The Atlantic after travelling through Iran, Indonesia, and Turkey to study Muslim women’s fashions. Read about her observations of political expression through hijab fashions here.    

Published On: February 7, 2018 |
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Releasing our Spring 2018 Newsletter

Our Spring 2018 Newsletter is available here. Find out what’s going on in the WGSS Department, and what events to look out for this semester!

Published On: January 29, 2018 |
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WGSS Minors Assist in “Art of the March” Project

WGSS minors Alix Alto and Elena Chace worked on the Art of the March project, which involved collecting, cataloging, and tagging signs from the Women’s March in Boston into a searchable archive. The searchable database of 6000 protest signs is now accessible here. The archive’s release was announced in The Boston Globe earlier this week. Read…
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Published On: January 25, 2018 |
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NEU Student Attends Women’s Conference in Detroit

Family Reunion in Detroit by Maggie King 3rd Year student in Political Science & International Affairs Imagine your perfect family reunion. Surrounded by people you love, catching up on what’s new, and sharing your joys and passions. Rowdy conversation at the dining room table, disagreements softened by shared love for one another. People of all…
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Published On: December 6, 2017 |
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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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