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Juneteenth

Until that day comes, we celebrate our commitment to the idea of freedom, our belief in the idea of freedom, our faith in the idea of freedom on Juneteenth. Juneteenth reflects the commitment that until we are all free, none of us are free. -N. Fadeke Castor Juneteenth marks the date (June 19, 1865) that…
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Published On: June 19, 2020 |
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Professor Moya Bailey featured in an Interview at the Thomson Reuters Foundation!

Professor Moya Bailey, member of the WGSS Executive committee, was featured in an Interview at the Thomson Reuters Foundation. She spoke about her coining of the term ‘misogynoir’ as a way to describe discrimination against Black women and the importance of naming something as a way of garnering attention for a cause and describing what…
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Published On: June 12, 2020 |
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Professor Modestino in the Northeastern News

WGSS executive committee member Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino was featured in a Northeastern News article entitled “How Will the Economy Bounce Back?” which discusses the economic effects of the current health crisis. Economists have predicted that the downturn will be a sharp one, but also a short one. According to Modestino, this prediction is dependent…
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Published On: May 11, 2020 |
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Professor Modestino featured on New Podcast

Professor and WGSS Executive Committee member Alicia Sasser Modestino has been featured on a new podcast. She speaks about unemployment and essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The podcast can be found here!

Published On: May 4, 2020 |
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Professor Aziza Ahmed in the Northeastern News

Aziza Ahmed, a law professor at Northeastern and member of the WGSS executive committee, was quoted in the Northeastern News in an article entitled “If you test positive for the Coronavirus, who has the right to know?” Ahmed discusses that while we may have a moral responsibility to disclose our diagnoses to others before coming…
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Published On: April 24, 2020 |
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Professor Moya Bailey Featured Online!

Professor Moya Bailey, member of the WGSS executive committee, was featured in an article on the website Mashable entitled “Why you need to know what ‘misogynoir’ means right now.” Misogynoir is defined as anti-black misogyny that specifically targets black women.  Professor Bailer coined the term in 2008 while writing her dissertation. The concept of misogynoir…
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Published On: April 16, 2020 |
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Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Humanities Center Fellows!

The WGSS Program would like to congratulate the newly chosen Northeastern Humanities Center fellows for 2020-2021. The fellowship program allows scholars of many disciplines to collaborate on research around a common theme, sharing their work with the Northeastern community. This year’s theme is “Disruption and Displacement,” responding to refugee crises, displacements caused by climate change,…
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Published On: April 15, 2020 |
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Prof. Alisa Lincoln in the Northeastern News!

Alisa Lincoln, a professor of Sociology and a member of the WGSS executive committee was quoted in an article in the Northeastern News entitled “Why am I Having Such a Hard Time When I’m Not Sick with the Virus?”. In the article Professor Lincoln discusses why people might be feeling particularly stressed or anxious in…
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Published On: March 30, 2020 |
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Release of New Book: #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice

Professors Moya Bailey, Sarah J. Jackson, and Brooke Foucault Welles released their new book #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice with MIT Press on February 14, 2020. The authors worked on the book while they were all serving as members of the WGSS Executive Committee. The book discusses how marginalized groups use Twitter to advance counter-narratives,…
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Published On: March 24, 2020 |
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Professor Jessica Silbey selected as the 56th Robert D. Klein Lecturer

Dr. Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law, has been selected as the 56th Robert D. Klein Lecturer. Professor Silbey’s talk, “Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age” will be delivered at 3 pm on Tuesday, March 24, in the Raytheon Amphitheater. The page for this event can be found here. Professor Silbey is on the…
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Published On: February 20, 2020 |
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