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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Northeastern University. Her dissertation research focuses on the intersection between gender, digital technologies, social movements, and development in Latin America and the Caribbean, specializing in human rights issues. Currently, Firuzeh is researching how grassroots organizations in Latin America are negotiating, framing, and practicing the intersection…
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Jackie Gronau

Jackie Gronau is a second year PhD student in the History department at Northeastern University, who joins WGSS and Signs as a graduate assistant for the Fall of 2105. Jackie’s passion for studying minority groups that have a history of persecution or exclusion from the historical narrative has inspired her to analyze history from a feminist…
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Lauren Kuryloski

Lauren Kuryloski, a seventh-year doctoral candidate in the English Department at Northeastern, joins WGSS and Signs as a graduate assistant for Fall 2015. Her background as an undergraduate minor in Women’s Studies has led her to think critically through a feminist theoretical lens as it applies to her graduate studies and aspiring scholarship. Judith Butler’s theory…
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Miriam Tola

Miriam Tola joins Northeastern’s WGSS program for the 2015-2016 academic year as a visiting scholar. Miriam is completing her PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, and her writing is already published or scheduled to appear in journals such as Theory & Event, Hypatia, and Teoria. Previously, she has worked as a journalist, film programmer,…
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Visiting Scholar Spotlight

A self-described “feminist sociolegal scholar,” Stu Marvel focuses her research on examining the relationship between family law, queer theory, and kinship studies through an interdisciplinary perspective. ..
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Kathryn E. Frazier

Kathryn Frazier joins WGSS as a visiting scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year. She holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology and is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Northeastern University. Frazier is interested in the processes surrounding the realities and lives of individuals, and how those processes relate to the structural systems of oppression and…
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Melisa Trujillo

Melisa Trujillo, a visiting scholar, will explore modern day hair removal practices and their societal implications on gender equality in her doctoral project. ..
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Moya Bailey

WGSS welcomes to its faculty Professor Moya Bailey, as the country’s first joint postdoctoral fellow in WGSS and the digital humanities. Read about her current projects and future plans at Northeastern. ..
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