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Fall Welcome Reception for Graduate Students


Drop in to meet and mingle with graduate students and faculty in the WGSS program and the editorial team of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture in Society while learning about exciting opportunities for graduate students at Northeastern, including research assistantships with the journal and its editors and the graduate certificate in WGSS. Refreshments will…
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GCWS: A Celebration of Authors


Join the GCWS to recognize authors and their recently published books at their first Fall 2018 event! Come for the chance to ring in the start of the school year, meet other GCWS faculty and students, and learn about what has recently been published. Books that are compatible with the mission of GCWS and published…
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GCWS Feminisms Unbound: “The Time of the Border”


“The time of the border” invokes the terrible urgency of our current moment: the distinct but also overlapping historical, geographical, and other contexts that bear on the displacements of our time; border-crossings that claim our attention and others that remain invisible; conceptual frameworks that have meaningful explanatory power, but also do harm. Panelists draw on…
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Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Lecture with Anna Piela: “For the Love of God (on Both Sides of the Pond): Comparing Narratives of British and American Muslim Women Who Wear the Niqab”


In this talk, Visiting Scholar Anna Piela will discuss themes arising from the research she has conducted with 35 niqab-wearing women in the UK and US. Beyond the central question of the research – why do they wear the niqab? – she considers other issues that emerged as meaningful in these narratives, in particular different…
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GCWS Feminisms Unbound: “Ethnography: Fictions, Feminisms, and Vulnerability”


Many interpretations of feminist research practice maintain that knowledge is situated and coproduced between researcher and subject, thus always already implicated in difference, and best addressed through reflexivity and positionality. In producing oppositional knowledge, and knowledge for social transformation, feminist ethnographers concern themselves with how researchers, storytellers, and narrators are positioned within the text. They…
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2019 WGSS Symposium: Gender and Resilience


Save the date for the next annual WGSS symposium on March 15th, 2019! Each March, the WGSS program celebrates Women’s History Month with a day-long symposium focusing on one central theme and featuring panels of speakers in dialogue with one another and their audience. This year’s theme is Gender and Resilience. Stay tuned for more…
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GCWS Feminisms Unbound: “Quare are we now?: The time and place of black queer and trans studies”


Since the “Black Queer Studies in the Millennium” conference at UNC Chapel Hill in April 2000, and the Black Queer Studies anthology that followed, black queer and trans studies has grown into a dynamic and interdisciplinary discourse. The field is especially reflexive, continually drawing attention to its genealogies in black feminisms–feminisms emerging in the academy,…
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