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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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Kara Swanson Awarded The History of Women in Science Prize for “best article on the role of women in science”

In November, WGSS Executive Committee member and Professor of Law Kara Swanson was awarded the Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science prize for best article on the role of women in science from the History of Science Society. The article was written while Dr. Swanson was a part of a joint Northeastern University and Uppsala…
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Published On: January 9, 2019 |
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New ‘Zine “Unlearn” from Intro to WGSS students

In Fall 2018, Professor Moya Bailey’s Intro to WGSS class wrote, designed, and published Unlearn, a ‘zine on issues relating to feminism and gender studies. Check it out here!

Published On: December 11, 2018 |
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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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