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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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Congratulations to our 2018 WGSS graduates!

Congratulations to all our 2018 WGSS graduates listed below! We applaud your hard work and wish you the best in all your future endeavors. Sarah Anderson Elena Chace Danielle Duke Alix Getreu Katherine Gilmore Morgan Helfman Katherine Lester Olivia Poulin Haley Witt Helena Barth Celene Chen Brandon Coleman Adriana De Lucio Nicole Erickson Sara Fogarty…
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Published On: May 9, 2018 |
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Moya Bailey, Sarah Jackson, and Booke Foucault Welles on Hashtags and Social Movements

News@Northeastern published an article featuring the work of WGSS Assistant Professor Moya Bailey and WGSS Executive Committee members Professor Sarah Jackson and Professor Brooke Foucault Welles. The article details their studies of how hashtags are used and spread to promote social movements. Their work includes studies of #GirlsLikeUS, #MyNYPD, and #YesAllWomen, a predecessor of #MeToo. Check…
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Libby Adler Publishes New Book

WGSS Executive Committee and faculty member Professor Libby Adler has a new book out, titled Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform (Duke University Press, 2018). Gay Priori offers a comprehensive critique of the mainstream LGBT legal agenda in the United States, showing how LGBT equal rights discourse drives legal advocates toward a narrow array…
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Published On: April 30, 2018 |
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WGSS Members and Affiliates Selected as 2018-19 Humanities Center Fellows!

Congratulations to the six WGSS members and affiliates selected as 2018-2019 Humanities Center Fellows! Faculty member Moya Bailey; Executive Committee member Laura Frader; affiliated faculty members Linda Blum, Beth Britt, and Meryl Alper; and graduate student/WGSS lecturer Bridget Keown will be pursuing research around the theme “Cultures of Ability.” Together, they make up six of…
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Dr. Moya Bailey Selected as one of ESSENCE’s “Woke 100 Women”

WGSS Professor Moya Bailey was selected as one of Essence’s 2018 “Woke 100 Women,” alongside the likes of Rihanna, and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. Check out the list here, as well as Professor Bailey’s interview in News@Northeastern.

Published On: April 25, 2018 |
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Sexpectations available online! A zine by Intro to WGSS students

Dr. Moya Bailey’s Spring 2018 class of Intro to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students created a zine that’s now available online! Check out the culmination of their work, Sexpectations, here.  

Published On: April 23, 2018 |
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Megan Goodwin quoted in VOX

WGSS Visiting Scholar Megan Goodwin is quoted at length in piece by Tara Burton for VOX, titled “The Waco tragedy, explained 25 years later: the siege of David Koresh’s Branch Davidians challenges our definition of ‘cult.’” Click here to read her thoughts on the consequences of the term.

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Sarah Jackson on #MeToo

Professor and Executive Committee member Sarah Jackson speaks about #MeToo in an interview with Vox. Click here to read about her thoughts on the relationship between supporting the movement, and having concerns about the potential ill effects it may bring.

Published On: April 20, 2018 |
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TIME.com features an interview with WGSS Professor Moya Bailey 

TIME.com published an interview with WGSS Professor Moya Bailey and Dr. Ayana A.H. Jamieson. Check out their discussion on sci-fi genius Octavia Butler and the lasting impact of her work here.

Published On: April 19, 2018 |
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