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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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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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