Humanities Center Events
Natasha Frost Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Associate Dean, CSSH Graduate Studies “Correctional Officer Suicide and Well-being: Assessing the Impacts of Officer Suicide on the Behavioral, Emotional, and Occupational Well-bring of Those Working in Corrections”
Humanities Center Fellows “Cultures of Ability” Laura Frader Professor, Department of History College of Social Sciences and Humanities “Addressing Gendered Cultures of Ability: European Community Equality Policies 1957 – 1980” Denise Garcia Associate Professor Department of Political Science International Affairs Program College of Social Sciences and Humanities “Artificial Intelligence and the Earth’s Global Commons” Rachael…
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Shytierra Gaston Assistant Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice “A Ferguson Effect, the Drug Epidemic, Both, or Neither? Explaining the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Homicide Rises by Race and Ethnicity”
Humanities Center News
NULab presents “Climate Change/Crisis/Creativity” Conference – Friday, February 22, 2019 from 9am-5pm in Raytheon
Please join NULab on Friday, February 22nd at the Raytheon Amphitheater for a one-day conference “Climate Change/Crisis/Creativity,” featuring lightning talks by Northeastern faculty and staff, presentations by artists whose work engages with climate change, a hands-on working session, and a keynote lecture by Bethany Wiggin, University of Pennsylvania. The Humanities Center is co-sponsoring this conference…
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2018-19 Events & Programs Symposium: “Touch This Page! A Symposium on Ability, Access, and the Archive” – Thursday, April 4, 2019 in 909 RP
In conjunction with the exhibition “Touch This Page! Making Sense of the Ways We Read,” this symposium will explore the issues of ability, access, and the archive at the intersection of the Humanities and Engineering. The symposium kicks off on Northeastern University’s campus on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in…
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2018-19 Collaborative Research Cluster Symposium “Feminist Resistance: Structures & Strategies for Troubles Times”
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program presents a 2018-19 Collaborative Research Cluster symposium sponsored by the Northeastern Humanities Center and the Global Resilience Institute. Don’t forget to register for the symposium: https://feministresilienceneu.eventbrite.com.
“Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Never After” A Talk with Author Laurie Essig
Presented by the Northeastern Humanities Center and The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and generously supported by the New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC)
Kara Swanson Awarded The History of Women in Science Prize for 2012-13 Collaborative Research Cluster Article
Professor of Law Kara Swanson was awarded the 2018 Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science prize for best article on the role of women in science from the History of Science Society (HOSS). The article titled, “Rubbing Elbows and Blowing Smoke: Gender, Class, and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Patent Office” (2017), can be found here. The…
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My dissertation focuses on British and Irish women, their experience of trauma during the First World War, and the potential for care and treatment they received as a result. Through this work, I interrogate gendered conceptions of trauma, specifically "shell shock," and how medicine, culture, and society have combined to exclude women's experiences from discussions of these conditions...
My current dissertation research examines how political context and health care setting shape beliefs about personal responsibility for chronic ‘lifestyle’ diseases and how these beliefs in turn influence the lived experiences of patients suffering from chronic disease. More specifically, I explore how conceptions of personal responsibility for health reconstruct structural health inequalities as individual failures and compound pre-existing stigmas among poor populations of color that face the greatest social obstacles to good health...