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Distributing Power Through Renewable Transformation for Climate Resilience


Jennie C. Stephens is the Director of Northeastern’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy, and a WGSS Executive Committee member. She is also the Director for Strategic Research Collaborations at Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute. Her research, teaching, and community engagement focus on social-political aspects of renewable energy…
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Bamby Salcedo: Trans Visible


Mark your calendars for Monday, November 4th, when the LGBTQA Resource Center at Northeastern will be hosting Bamby Salcedo. There will be two opportunities to engage on Monday, November 4. Attend café con Bamby from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Latinx Student Cultural Center. RSVP here! There will be a film screening and…
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Doing Feminisms in Troubled Times: Rage, Respectability, and Resistance


  We live in troubled times, in a moment that has challenged what it means to do feminist work across intellectual fields and geopolitical spaces. Gender and sexuality studies programs and departments across the globe are facing increasing opposition, and have become key ideological sites upon which citizens and governments are waging political wars about…
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CANCELED – Filmmaker Christine Vachon


This event has been canceled. Check back on the WGSS website for updates about a potential rescheduling during the Spring term.  Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award-winning producer, a recipient of the Producer Award from the Gotham Independent Film Awards and director of the MFA program at Stony Brook University. Her company, Killer Films,…
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Troubling Times for Gender Equality Politics: German and European Experiences


As part of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies’ 50th Anniversary Series, the Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion proudly presents a special event to welcome our new co-chair Myra Marx Ferree on: “Troubling Times for Gender Equality Politics: German and European Experiences” will feature two panels with prominent scholars on gender equality politics in Europe. Panelists will include: Caitlyn Collins (Washington…
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GCWS Feminisms Unbound: Visual Cultures of Human Rights


GCWS is offering another year of exciting panels, speakers, and topics. We hope to see you at our first panel in October to kick off this year’s series. This event is free and open to the public. Human rights discourse traditionally has been under the exclusive purview of legal studies, political science, and international relations….
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Annual GCWS Feminist Intellectual Reception


This annual event brings together faculty from across nine member schools of the consortium – Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Simmons, Tufts, and UMass Boston. It offers a time to come together and meet other faculty from across the academic feminist community and/or who incorporate a gender/sexuality/feminist lens into their courses or…
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Paris-Boston Women’s Forum


On Wednesday, September 25, join over 200 students, faculty, staff, administrators and friends from Brown, Harvard, Northeastern, MIT, Sciences Po, Paris Sciences et Lettres, Paris-Saclay, Ecole Polytechnique and more to discuss issues shaping the future of gender equality across all sectors. Registration is free and open to all. Learn more about the Paris-Boston Women’s Forum dedicated…
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A Conversation with Members of Boston Female Liberation, 1968-1972


Join the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections for two special events with members from Boston Female Liberation, a group of feminist activists that operated from 1968 to 1972. Female Liberation’s goal was to create a community that worked for and supported women’s issues in the Boston area, including self defense, equal wages, birth control,…
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