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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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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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