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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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Visiting Scholar Anna Piela Discusses Research on Niqab-Wearers in the New Statesman

Visiting Scholar Anna Piela recently published an article in the New Statesman on how the political climate in Britain after the 2016 referendum has incited an increasing amount of abuse toward women who wear the niqab. This piece begins to address Piela’s research, which focuses on the intersection of gender, Islam, and the media, and…
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Published On: August 13, 2018 |
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Alisa Lincoln Named CSSH Associate Dean of Research, Awarded Global Resilience Institute Seed Grant

Alisa Lincoln, a Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences and a member of the WGSS Executive Committee, was recently named as Associate Dean of Research in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities effective July 1, 2018. Professor Lincoln was also awarded a Global Resilience Institute Seed Grant as part of a team working on…
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Published On: May 22, 2018 |
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Sara Minard’s Impact Investing and Social Finance Course Ranked Among Top 20 Most Interesting Business Courses in the World

WGSS Executive Committee member Sara Minard created a course called Impact Investing and Social Finance, which Quartz named among the top 20 most interesting business school courses in the world. The course focuses on investment strategies that generate financial return while intentionally improving social and environmental conditions for the public. Check out the article here, as…
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BBC Interviews Sarah Jackson on #MeToo

In an article about #MeToo, BBC reached out to Communications Professor and WGSS Executive Committee member Sarah Jackson. In the interview, she recenters the focus on the larger picture. “‘I wouldn’t call hashtag ‘Me Too’ a movement at all,’” she says. “‘I would call it a campaign that is part of a larger movement…I would…
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Published On: May 16, 2018 |
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Jennie Stephens appointed as Director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

WGSS Executive Committee member and Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy Jennie Stephens has been appointed as Director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA) in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, effective May 1st, 2018. Read more about her Stephens’ work and the director position in the letter below…
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Published On: May 15, 2018 |
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