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Virtual Event: Tracing the Effects of Soviet Gender and Sexual Politics in Central Asia


Watch live on YouTube. What role did gender and sexual ideologies play in the transition between the old tsarist regime and the Bolshevik program of modernization? Demolishing religious traditions prompted reconstruction of gender laws and manifestation of sexual freedom, including decriminalization of homosexuality, in a new Soviet socialist state. Construction of a new socialist modernity,…
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Zoom Virtual Event: THE VOTE Film Screening and Discussion


Join us for a film screening and discussion this spring around The Vote, a four-part documentary series, slated to air nationally on PBS this summer in conjunction with the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment — giving women the right to vote. Open to students, staff, faculty and alumni/ae and friends across campus….
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CANCELED – WGSS Lunchtime Lecture with Ivana Isailovic


Unfortunately due to the ongoing health emergency, this event has been canceled.   Join the WGSS program for a talk with visiting scholar Ivana Isailovic, who will talk about her current work on family law and global governance. Lunch will be served.

POSTPONED – Technologies of Resistance: Towards Feminist Futures


Free & open to the public More info on our website. Please RSVP here The graduate students from nine universities of the Boston-area Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality present an interdisciplinary symposium titled “Technologies of resistance: towards feminist futures” to be held at MIT on April 4, 2020.   Imaginaries around technologies…
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POSTPONED – Feminisms Unbound: The Neoliberal University and Academic Feminism


This event has been postponed until the fall semester due to the ongoing health situation with COVID 19.  This panel takes its inspiration from our insistent critique of the academic corporation in which we find ourselves working today. Increasingly, our new colleagues are temporary and underpaid hires, who are nevertheless often expected to give service…
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POSTPONED – 56th Annual Robert D. Klein Lecturer: Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age


Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 and the university’s recently implemented protocol on large-size campus events, we will be postponing the March 24, 2020 Robert D. Klein University Lecture to the fall semester. Additional communication will follow when the new date for the lecture is set. Thank you for your understanding and support…
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CANCELED – FEMMEPOWERED: Fostering Communities Through Cycles of Mutual Empowerment


Unfortunately due to Northeastern’s restrictions on large gatherings due to the ongoing health emergency, the Femmepowered conference has been canceled.   SWSG at Northeastern is planning a day-long Women’s Empowerment Conference featuring several workshop sessions, a lunchtime mentorship panel, a keynote address, and an interdisciplinary networking session. By bringing together like-minded student organizations across Northeastern…
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Data Feminism


Please join the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks on Wednesday, March 11th at 12–1:30pm in 90 Snell Library for an exciting discussion with NULab visiting speakers, Lauren Klein (Emory University) and Catherine D’Ignazio (MIT). Klein and D’Ignazio will be discussing their forthcoming book, Data Feminism (2020). About the Authors Lauren Klein is an Associate Professor in…
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