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Visiting Scholars Program

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Northeastern annually offers research associate positions to scholars researching issues related to women, gender, and/or sexuality in the humanities and social sciences. Visiting scholars work on their related projects while in residence for the semester or academic year at Northeastern University. Scholars must have their own financial support, but are provided with office space, library privileges, and support for photocopy, fax, and postage expenses related to research. Located in the heart of Boston, Northeastern University is ideally located for scholars. Beyond its proximity to Boston’s vibrant cultural and artistic life, Northeastern is near several major research libraries, including the Boston Public Library and the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, as well as numerous academic institutions that make the intellectual life of Boston one of the richest in the world.

The application period for the 2018-2019 academic year has closed. Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will open in January of 2019.

For a list of previous Visiting Scholars, please click here.

2018-2019 Visiting Scholars

We are pleased to welcome the following visiting scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholars will be in residence at Northeastern from September 2017 – May 2018, unless otherwise noted.

Zahra Lotfi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Shahid Rabani Education University, Kabul, Afghanistan

Anna Piela, PhD
Assistant Professor, Leeds Trinity University, UK

Lauren E. Wilwerding, PhD
Visiting Lecturer, Tufts University


Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow & Visiting Scholar in WGSS & DH

With support from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, WGSS announced the creation of the Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Digital Humanities.– a first of its kind postdoctoral fellowship. The Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar was a two-year appointment, from 2014-2016, who taught courses in both WGSS and the Digital Humanities and who worked closely with the WGSS program and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Moya Bailey joined Northeastern as the Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar in WGSS and DH beginning in July of 2014; she is now full-time faculty in both WGSS and the department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies.