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Feminist Digital Humanities: Data, Activism, and the Academy


As a part of the Barrs Lecture series, Elizabeth Losh, Associate Professor of English and American Studies from the College of William and Mary will be giving a lecture titled “Bodies of Information”. This will be the last talk in the series and will focus on the material, embodied, affective, situated, and labor-intensive character of…
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Rafiki Film Screening


Rafiki is the story of Kena and Ziki, two very different girls living in a Nairobi housing estate. When they fall in love, they must choose between love and safety against a backdrop of insular gossip, local politics, and burgeoning maturity. The film is set for a commercial release in the United States in April…
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Rafiki Talk-Back with Award-Winning Director Wanuri Kahiu


On Wednesday, March 13 Northeastern will host a moderated conversation between Kenyan film director, Wanuri Kahiu and Northeastern CSGS and WGSS faculty member, Moya Bailey. The film, “Rafiki,” which is based on Margaret Nyeko’s short story “The Jambula Tree” and opens in the United States in April, tells the story of Kena and Ziki ,…
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Humanities Center Fellows “Cultures of Ability”


What are the shifting material and immaterial conditions that determine whether persons are perceived to be able or competent, or alternatively, disabled or incompetent? Designed and natural environments and cultural and aesthetic forms have profound effects on our perceptions and experiences of ability. Contexts for, and consequences of, judgments about ability may be social, cultural,…
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A Film Festival Celebrating Women’s History: Women Take the Reel 2019

03/01/2019 - 03/28/2019

wttr_calendar2019 The Women Take the Reel Film Festival 2019 will take place this March! This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women’s and Gender Studies departments involved in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (as well as select institutions/universities aligned with its mission) that features films directed by women…
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“Climate Change/Crisis/Creativity” Conference


Join the NU Lab for Texts, Maps, and Networks 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 by Peter Burton Hanson Memorial Lecturer Bethany Wiggin, University of Pennsylvania.

Upcoming Valentine’s Day Talk with Laura Essig, Author of Love Inc.


Celebrate V-Day the feminist way! Laurie Essig, author of Love, Inc., will give a talk on her new book, which invites readers to wipe the fairy dust out of our eyes and see romance for what it really is: an ideology. Romance blinds us to what we really need to live happily ever after and instead convinces us…
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