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Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino’s Research Presented at the European Central Bank conference

WGSS executive committee member, Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino, presented her research at the European Central Bank conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The idea that hostility and discrimination await women daring to encroach upon the male-dominated world of economics and central banking was the primary focus of the ECB conference. Research has shown that though Christine Lagarde…
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Published On: October 22, 2019 |
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#NWSA2019: Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organizing

For many generations, feminist, queer, trans, economic, disability and racial justice warriors have been at the forefront of movements for social change through organizing, mobilizing, protesting, boycotting, agitating, sustaining, guiding, collectivizing, re/producing, and challenging issues within society. At this year’s National Women’s Studies Association conference, members from around the world will come together to focus…
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Published On: October 9, 2019 |
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Professor Rachel Rodgers discusses “The Surprising Reason that ‘Real Body’ Marketing Campaigns work”

Professor of Applied Psychology, Rachel Rodgers, who is currently on an interdisciplinary research sabbatical with WGSS, was recently featured in an article released by the Northeastern News talking about her research behind the impacts of ‘Real Body’ marketing campaigns. Rodgers studies the way that mass media influences body image and mental health, inspiring her to…
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Published On: September 13, 2019 |
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The Fall 2019 WGSS Newsletter

With the new school year just beginning, the WGSS program has released another edition of its bi-annual newsletter. The newsletter contains a recap of important program events from last spring, insight on upcoming opportunities, and information on new members of the WGSS team for the 2019/2020 school year. To access the newsletter, click here!

Published On: September 6, 2019 |
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WGSS Executive Committee Member Amy Farrell Discusses Human Trafficking

In an article released on August 16th, WGSS Executive committee member Amy Farrell discusses human trafficking and how “state and regional law enforcement records likely reflect less than 10 percent of trafficking victims.” This conclusion was arrived upon when Farrell and her colleagues noticed glaring issues with crime reporting, most notably the fact that local…
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Published On: August 19, 2019 |
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WGSS Executive Committee Member Kathrin Zippel discusses Gender Bias and International Scientific Collaboration

In an article published on August 7th, WGSS Executive Committee member, Kathrin Zippel, discusses her research on the increasing global network available to STEM researchers and the gender biases that women continue to face within this ever growing system. Zippel’s has dedicated her personal research to studying gender inequality in academic institutions and exploring ways…
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Published On: August 9, 2019 |
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Professor of WGSS Carla Kaplan and WGSS Executive Committee member Nicole Aljoe discuss Toni Morrison’s legacy

On August 5th 2019, world-renowned author, Nobel laureate, and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison, died at the age of 88. Just 6 years prior to her death, Morrison visited Northeastern’s Boston campus to discuss the “quiet force of goodness” as something more powerful than violence or hatred. In an article published on August 6th in…
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Published On: August 7, 2019 |
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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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