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Liz Bucar on contemporary Muslim women’s fashion

Liz Bucar, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern, recently published an article in The Conversation: “Three things we can learn from contemporary Muslim women’s fashion.” She discusses the diversity in various styles from Iran to Turkey to the United States, all while situating her findings in her own research. Find the article here!

Published On: November 15, 2018 |
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5th Annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference, November 16-17

The 5th Annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference will focus on the perspectives and concerns of queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, intersex, and asexual students in preparation for co-op, internships, and professional life beyond campus. Students will have the opportunity to hear from alumni and professionals in various industries about topics such as navigating…
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GCWS Call for Papers, “Interrogating Self-Care: Bodies, Personhood, & Movements in Tumultuous Times”

The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (GCWS) presents a biannual interdisciplinary conference entitled Interrogating Self-Care: Bodies, Personhood, & Movements in Tumultuous Times that will be held at MIT on March 29 and March 30, 2019. The GCWS is currently accepting proposals for papers and/or projects (i.e. paintings, sculptures, film, performances, poetry/literature, songs) from…
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Published On: November 7, 2018 |
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Call for Proposals: Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s Annual Conference

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) is hosting its annual conference on August 7-11, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme is “Scene Changes: Performing, Teaching, and Working through the Transitions,” and the Call for Proposals is open from now until October 24th! Find out more about proposals, submission guidelines, and general information…
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Published On: October 18, 2018 |
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Jennie Stephens writes editorial piece on renewable energy in Puerto Rico

WGSS executive committee member Jennie Stephens recently co-authored an editorial piece in Science magazine about renewable energy for Puerto Rico, a year after Hurricane María: “moving away from dependency on imported fossil fuels should be the guiding vision.” Access it for free here!

Published On: October 10, 2018 |
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Anna Piela publishes article on London School of Economics Religion and Global Society blog

In response to Boris Johnson’s comments about Muslim women’s attire, WGSS Visiting Scholar Anna Piela published an article on the LSE blog entitled “Wearing the Niqab in the UK: What is British Culture, Anyway?” The piece emphasizes how the media ignores the narratives of niqab-wearers in public debates about face coverings and tries to center them;…
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Published On: September 25, 2018 |
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Northeastern student creates Northeastern Women’s Sports Network

Recently, Northeastern student Tali Glickman created a Facebook group to bring together people from the Northeastern community who want to support and uplift female sports teams on campus. The group believes that female teams deserve the same funding, turnout, and respect as the university’s male teams. The members rally together to help increase attendance at…
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Published On: September 19, 2018 |
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WGSS Fall 2018 newsletter

Welcome back, everyone! The WGSS Fall 2018 newsletter is now available here. Find out about program news, exciting upcoming events, and more!

Published On: September 11, 2018 |
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Sarah Jackson discusses Serena Williams, race and tradition in tennis on NPR’s On Point

Sarah Jackson, Communication Studies professor and WGSS Executive Committee member, recently discussed Serena Williams, her catsuit, racism, sexism, and tennis culture on NPR’s On Point. Listen here for free!

Published On: September 10, 2018 |
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WGSS graduate Ethel Mickey awarded 2018 Mother Board Writing Prize

Ethel Mickey, WGSS grad certificate graduate and former Signs graduate assistant, is the honorable mention winner of this year’s GCWS Mother Board Writing Prize! Ethel received well-deserved recognition for her paper “Doing Gender, Doing Networks.” Congratulations to Ethel and her wonderful success! The Consortium for for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (GCWS)…
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Published On: September 8, 2018 |
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