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Victor Madrigal-Borloz Speaking on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN Special Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, will come speak at Northeastern University School of Law on January 13, 12 – 1:30 p.m. In 2017 the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Mr. Madrigal-Borloz as UN Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender…
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Porsha Olayiwola: Reading and Conversation with Boston Poet Laureate 2019


Please mark your calendars for December 2nd, 2019, when we will welcome Porsha Olayiwola, Boston’s Poet Laureate, to Northeastern campus for a reading and conversation. There will be a reception prior to the event, on campus 5:30 – 6:30 PM, location TBA. More details to follow!  

Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series


WGSS Executive Committee member Carla Kaplan will be presenting her work, “Queen of the Muckrakers:” Jessica Mitford and the Arts of Activism, at the Fall 2019 Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series. Other presentations will include Matthew Bowser, a PhD candidate in the Department of History, on his work Misdirected Rage: The Anti-Immigrant Response to Co-Colonialism and…
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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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