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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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“No Turning Back”: WGSS annual symposium highlights reproductive justice

The Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program held its annual symposium last Friday on the topic, “No Turning Back: The Past, Present, and Future of Reproductive Justice.” The daylong event brought together scholars and activists working towards reproductive justice for a discussion of the present challenges the movement faces, including a wave of anti-abortion state legislation,…
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Published On: March 22, 2017 |
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Dr. Serena Parekh says refugee assistance is a moral obligation

Last Wednesday, Dr. Serena Parekh (Associate Professor of Philosophy and WGSS affiliated faculty) gave a talk covering the facts, figures, and fallacies of the global refugee crisis. In the talk, she explained the severity of the crisis, from overcrowded refugee camps to widespread misinformation about refugees as national security threats. Parekh, the author of Refugees and the…
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Published On: March 21, 2017 |
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Northeastern holds symposium on state of women’s advancement

On March 3, scholars, policymakers, and entrepreneurs convened at Northeastern to discuss the advancement of women in the fields of entrepreneurship, leadership, and public policy. The half-day symposium was organized by Northeastern professors Alicia Sasser Modestino and Jamie Ladge, and the program consisted of three themed panel discussions: first, “Entrepreneurship (What Barriers and Opportunities Exist that Prevent…
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Published On: March 7, 2017 |
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Dr. Kathrin Zippel named 2017-2018 Humanities Center Fellow

WGSS Executive Committee member Kathrin Zippel has been selected to serve in the 2017-2018 Humanities Center Fellowship group on the theme of, “Whose Story?” Her project is titled, “Narratives of Belonging and Exclusion of Academics” and builds on her recent book, Women in Global Science. We congratulate Dr. Zippel on achieving this wonderful opportunity to expand her research! To read more about…
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Published On: March 6, 2017 |
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Prof. Gloria Sutton on an under-appreciated artist’s new exhibit

A Washington Post article covering a trendy new art exhibit quotes extensively from WGSS Executive Committee Member Gloria Sutton, professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media in the College of Arts, Media, and Design. The Japanese-American artist Yayoi Kusama is calling her exhibit, “Infinity Mirrors,” and the eccentrically-designed rooms it features are expected to garner a great…
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Published On: February 23, 2017 |
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Prof. Rachel Rosenbloom on the “moral failing” of Trump’s immigration order

Law professor and WGSS affiliated faculty member Rachel Rosenbloom sat down for an interview with Northeastern News about the historical and legal contexts of Donald Trump’s executive order to halt immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Rosenbloom places the order alongside the most notoriously discriminatory policies and actions in U.S. history: the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asiatic Barred Zone, and…
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Published On: January 31, 2017 |
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Northeastern faculty preserve signs from Boston Women’s March

Northeastern faculty members who stumbled upon leftover signs from the Boston Women’s March held last Saturday, January 21, are now embarking on an archival project in collaboration with Snell Library. Archivists plan to keep the physical signs in university archives as well as digitize them for online preservation. Specific plans have not yet been determined, but may include a large…
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Published On: January 24, 2017 |
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Spring 2017 Newsletter

The WGSS Spring 2017 newsletter is now available. Check it out for details on upcoming events this spring– including the panelist lineup for our reproductive justice symposium– and highlights from last semester. View the Spring 2017 newsletter.

Published On: January 19, 2017 |
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Farrell awarded grant

Congratulations to Amy Farrell, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice and WGSS executive committee member, and Carlos Cuevas, also associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, received a grant from the National Institute of Justice to study bias victimization against Latinos in the U.S. Findings from this study will provide valuable information about the nature and patterns…
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Published On: December 21, 2016 |
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