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Visiting Scholar Spotlight

Ivana Isailovic is a Visiting Scholar in WGSS for the 2019-2020 academic year. Ivana received her PhD in Law from Sciences Po Paris Law School. There, she discovered that “boundaries between disciplines are very porous” and this concept of interdisciplinarity become one of the key aspects of her work. Her thesis focused on law, identity,…
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Co-Op Spotlight

Meet Kayleigh Birney, an English major and Political Science minor and the current Editorial Intern and Assistant Programs Coordinator with Signs and WGSS. Kayleigh is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Northeastern University, originally from Houston, Texas. Her coursework includes many different fields of interest, such as WGSS, Literary Studies, and US Policy & government, with a focus…
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Co-op Spotlight

Caroline Lowder is the Summer 2/Fall 2019 Program Assistant for WGSS and the Editorial Intern for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society…
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Visiting Scholar Spotlight

Lauren Wilwerding holds a PhD in English from Boston College, where she served as Assistant Director of Boston College’s humanities lecture series. While her focus is English, Lauren constantly incorporates women’s and gender studies into her work, because she sees the two as inherently related to each other: reading certain texts becomes even more important…
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Visiting Scholar Spotlight

Zahra Lotfi holds a PhD from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran in History of Iran in the Islamic Era, a field which spans the geographic area of Farsi civilization including Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan and the time span of the 7th century until today – although Lotfi’s studies focus primarily on contemporary events of…
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Celene Chen

Welcome to WGSS WEDNESDAYS, a monthly feature celebrating WGSS students from all over the University. Learn about the work done in WGSS courses and the fascinating students engaged in this work. The first WGSS WEDNESDAY features WGSS minor and Economics major Celene Chen, who has taken the intersectional feminist framework that her WGSS minor has…
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Libby Adler

Libby Adler has been with the Northeastern School of Law since 2000 and has long been a member of the WGSS executive committee. This fall she was jointly appointed in WGSS, making her the first faculty line to the program from a college outside of CSSH. WGSS executive committee meetings are one of Adler’s favorite…
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Student Spotlight

Signs Graduate Assistant Simon Purdue has long considered himself a feminist. From a young age, he questioned the status quo of gender roles and the significance behind gender distinctions. From there on, he became increasingly engaged in gender studies, pursuing gender-centric research in first his undergraduate and then his graduate studies. He believes everything in…
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Faculty Spotlight

Laura Green, Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, has been at Northeastern since 2001. She is serving as Acting Director of WGSS through AY 2017-2018 while Professor Suzanna Danuta Walters is on sabbatical. She was appointed as Department Chair of English in 2009 and served in this position until 2015. During this…
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