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Northeastern is the home of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the leading international journal in feminist and gender studies. Program director Suzanna Walters serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal and Professor Carla Kaplan serves as Chair of the Board of Associate Editors. Northeastern acquired Signs as of January 1, 2015 and will be the home of the journal through December, 2020. The WGSS program works closely with the journal and offers research assistant positions to qualified graduate students each year.

 

Meanwhile, the faculty and students of the WGSS program engage in research of all types. From a cutting-edge program in training faculty to teach interdisciplinary topics to collaborative research clusters on themes from embodiment to sexual citizenship to feminist theory. You can explore these initiatives on this site.

 

Northeastern is also the home of the Forum on Feminist Thought, which is dedicated to bringing together feminist scholars across New England in collaboration and conversation.