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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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Dr. Jennie Stephens weighs in on Trump’s withdrawal from climate accord

After Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Northeastern News spoke with Dr. Jennie Stephens, WGSS executive committee member, Dean’s Pro­fessor of Sus­tain­ability Sci­ence and Policy, and associate director of Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute. On the question of how the U.S. withdrawal could impact climate change mitigation efforts, Dr. Stephens said, Trump’s decision to withdraw…
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Published On: June 2, 2017 |
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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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