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WGSS Committee Member Aziza Ahmed on NYC Funding Abortions

Professor of Law and WGSS executive committee member Aziza Ahmed was featured in the Northeastern News speaking about New York City’s plan to fund abortions amidst the recent push by 9 states to heavily restrict these procedures. The article focuses on “The Hyde Amendment”, which forbids federal funding for abortions with the exception of a…
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Published On: July 10, 2019 |
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What “The Handmaid’s Tale” Can Teach Us About the Future

  Check out News@Northeastern’s article featuring WGSS faculty member, Moya Bailey. Moya discusses the ways in which the universe of Margaret Atwood’s book has become reality. She also discusses her new class, “Topics in Gender and Black World Literatures: Feminist Futures”, which is offered this fall!

Published On: June 11, 2019 |
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Libby Adler on the New Alabama Legislation on Abortion

Professor of Law and WGSS Faculty member Libby Adler spoke to New @ Northeastern about the Alabama Abortion Law. Check out her thoughts here!  

Published On: May 20, 2019 |
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Jennie Stephens discusses The Green New Deal

Jennie Stephens, WGSS executive committee member and Director of the Global Resilience Institute and the School of Public Policy and Affairs, spoke with News@Northeastern about her research on The Green New Deal. Check out the full article here!

Published On: February 25, 2019 |
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Margaret Burnham and Moya Bailey Discuss National Debate Over Blackface

Margaret Burnham, affiliated WGSS faculty member and Distinguished Professor of Law and Assistant Professor of CSGS & WGSS Moya Bailey, spoke with News@Northeastern to discuss the ongoing blackface debate. Check out the full article here!

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WGSS Spring 2019 Newsletter

Check out the WGSS Spring 2019 Newsletter to see what’s going on in the program this semester!

Published On: February 22, 2019 |
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Rachel Rodgers on The Today Show to talk about the detriments of digitally altered photos

Rachel Rodgers, professor of Applied Psychology at Northeastern and member of WGSS Executive Committee, has been studying the detriments of digitally altered photos and their affect on our self-esteem and how we perceive our bodies. Her research findings have significant impacts for the field of gender studies. She appeared on The Today Show to discuss…
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Published On: January 28, 2019 |
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Hillary Chute Writes Book Review on Gender Norms for NYT

Hillary Chute, Distinguished Professor of English and Art + Design, and affiliated faculty member of WGSS, published a review for the New York Times in December on gender norms and comic writers. The piece, titled, “When Comics Writers Defy Gender Norms” is linked here!

Published On: January 17, 2019 |
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The Application for Visiting Scholars AY 2019-2020 is now live!

The application period for Visiting Scholars AY 2019-2020 is now open! The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program at Northeastern University hosts a group of 1-3 competitively selected scholars from the U.S. and abroad for a period of one academic year. The program is open to scholars of all disciplines and ranks who have obtained…
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Published On: January 15, 2019 |
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Moya Bailey talks Hashtags and Social Movements with News@Northeastern

WGSS Faculty Member Moya Bailey spoke with Molly Callahan for News @ Northeastern to discuss the prominence of social movement-oriented hashtags. Having coined the term “misogynoir” to describe the specific type of misogyny that black women face, Bailey explains more broadly the importance of social media and hashtags in uniting people against forms of oppression….
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Published On: January 11, 2019 |
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