WGSS Executive Committee and faculty member Professor Libby Adler has a new book out, titled Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform (Duke University Press, 2018). Gay Priori offers a comprehensive critique of the mainstream LGBT legal agenda in the United States, showing how LGBT equal rights discourse drives legal advocates toward a narrow array…
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Congratulations to the six WGSS members and affiliates selected as 2018-2019 Humanities Center Fellows! Faculty member Moya Bailey; Executive Committee member Laura Frader; affiliated faculty members Linda Blum, Beth Britt, and Meryl Alper; and graduate student/WGSS lecturer Bridget Keown will be pursuing research around the theme “Cultures of Ability.” Together, they make up six of…
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WGSS Professor Moya Bailey was selected as one of Essence’s 2018 “Woke 100 Women,” alongside the likes of Rihanna, and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. Check out the list here, as well as Professor Bailey’s interview in News@Northeastern.
Dr. Moya Bailey’s Spring 2018 class of Intro to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students created a zine that’s now available online! Check out the culmination of their work, Sexpectations, here.
WGSS Visiting Scholar Megan Goodwin is quoted at length in piece by Tara Burton for VOX, titled “The Waco tragedy, explained 25 years later: the siege of David Koresh’s Branch Davidians challenges our definition of ‘cult.’” Click here to read her thoughts on the consequences of the term.
Professor and Executive Committee member Sarah Jackson speaks about #MeToo in an interview with Vox. Click here to read about her thoughts on the relationship between supporting the movement, and having concerns about the potential ill effects it may bring.
TIME.com published an interview with WGSS Professor Moya Bailey and Dr. Ayana A.H. Jamieson. Check out their discussion on sci-fi genius Octavia Butler and the lasting impact of her work here.
WGSS Executive Committee member Professor Jessica Silbey and WGSS affiliated faculty Professor Theo Davis were chosen out of 173 scholars, artists, and scientists to be awarded fellowships from the Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Read about their past and current work, and the history of the Guggenheim Fellowship in News@Northeastern.
WGSS is launching a student spotlight, celebrating the creative and excellent scholarly work of our WGSS students. Keep an eye out for a new feature the second Wednesday of each month. Check out our first spotlight here! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in being a part of the series.