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Signs Journal Special Issue Call for Papers

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society invites submissions for a special issue titled “Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century,” slated for publication in the Autumn 2016 issue. Please circulate widely. At the heart of the feminist project is a persistent concern with thinking through the “powers of desire”…
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A Dark Side on the Focus of Gay Marriage

“Overall, The Tolerance Trap is a winner, with fresh ideas blazing across its reader-friendly pages, ” writes Barbara J. King, Chancellor Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary, in her NPR blog review of program director Suzanna Danuta Walters’ The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality. Read the blog…
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WGSS Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to the following WGSS affiliated faculty, who were granted tenure and received promotions in the past year. Executive Committee member Elizabeth Bucar, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion Professor Bucar works within the Islamic and Christian traditions on issues of gender, politics, and emergent technologies, including new media and medical advances. Her most recent books…
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Public art project confronts street harassment

The October 8, 2014 issue of news @ Northeastern features an article on Artist-in-Residence Tatyana Fazlideh and the #NURespect block party to end street harassment. The event was sponsored by several departments and programs on campus including CAMD, the Northeastern Center for Arts, and WGSS, as well as external organization HollaBack Boston, now known as SafeHub Collective….
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Art’s Power to Provoke Social Change

The September 29, 2014 version of news @ Northeastern features an article on Artist-in-Residence Tatyana Fazlideh of the “Stop Telling Women to Smile Project.” Read the full article here.

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Signs Journal coming to Northeastern

The University of Chicago Press has recently announced the next home of the Signs editorial office. Under the leadership of Professors Suzanna Danuta Walters and Carla Kaplan, the Signs editorial office will be housed at Northeastern University, beginning in 2015. The longstanding tradition of rotating the editorship of Signs ensures that new voices and perspectives continue…
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What Happened to the Kick-Ass Gay Rights Movement?

The Guardian has reviewed program director Suzanna Walters’ The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality. Read “The Tolerance Trap Review– What Happened to the Kick-Ass Gay Rights Movement?”.

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Tolerance Trap on Salon.com

An excerpt from Program Director Suzanna Walters’ new book The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality is featured on Salon.com. Read it here.

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Women’s Equality Rally, July 8

There will be a Women’s Equality Rally on Tuesday, July 8 at 5:00 pm in City Hall Plaza to highlight two recent Supreme Court rulings that will reduce access to reproductive health services and birth control and put women and health care providers at risk. More information is available here.

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Postdoc Bailey on Salon.com

Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar Dr. Moya Bailey is featured in a Salon.com article “From Riot Grrrls to ‘Girls’: Tina Fey, Kathleen Hanna, Lena Dunham and the Birth of an Inspiring New Feminism.”

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