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– is the first of these two new appointments. Professor Green will also serve as acting director of the WGSS program during Professor Suzanna Walters’ sabbatical for the 2017-2018 academic year. Prof. Green is also an associate editor for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. She is a noted scholar of Victorian era literature and author of two books, and formerly served as chair of the English department. In 2015 she was awarded the Northeastern Research Development Initiative Award. WGSS is thrilled at the new addition, as Prof. Green has been a valued member of the WGSS team for many years, including teaching the Introduction to WGSS course last spring.
The second new faculty line is Libby Adler, Professor of Law, another long-time member of the WGSS executive committee and affiliated faculty. Adler received her JD from Northeastern in 1994 and has kept busy since then tackling today’s pressing women’s, queer, and family issues. She practiced law with the Massachusetts child support enforcement agency before going on to teach at the Harvard University School of Law as well as the University of Frankfurt. She is a co-editor of the textbook Mary Joe Frug’s Women and the Law (4th ed.). Prof. Adler has taught Sexuality, Gender, and the Law for the WGSS program in the past, to great acclaim among undergraduate students. She also served on the planning committee for the hugely successful 2016 WGSS symposium “Sex, Gender, and the Carceral State” and has participated in a number of WGSS panels and events. WGSS is excited to add Prof. Adler to the fold, as she brings a wealth of experiential knowledge, legal expertise, and passion for pressing legal issues facing women and queer individuals today.