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Feminist Ire in All the Wrong Places

“Vaginas keep causing trouble. The latest labial kerfuffle involves none other than the mother of all things “down there,” Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues.” Read program director Suzanna Danuta Walters’ feature in The Chronicle of Higher Education on feminist infighting and how misdirected anger harms the movement at a critical moment in feminism.

Published On: February 18, 2015 |
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Barbara Guthrie named to WGSS Executive Committee

We are pleased to announce that Professor Barbara Guthrie, director of the PhD program in Nursing, will join the WGSS Executive committee beginning January 2015.

Published On: February 6, 2015 |
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Northeastern celebrates Signs

On January 22, Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities welcomed Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society to campus with a launch event. Read about the inaugural event in news @ Northeastern.

Published On: February 4, 2015 |
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Jackson responds to “3Qs”

WGSS Executive Committee member Professor Sarah Jackson is featured in January 29’s issue of news@Northeastern in a 3Qs interview about social media activism and citizen journalism in light of the recent protests and marches for racial equality.

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Visiting Scholar 2015-2016 Applications Open

The WGSS program is now accepting applications for Visiting Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. The WGSS Visiting Scholars Program is open to scholars (including ABD) of all disciplines who would enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment that encourages critical feminist exploration addressing intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, nation, religion, and a wide…
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Published On: February 6, 2015 |
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WGSS Faculty Receive Dean’s Research Development Awards

Congratulations to WGSS Executive Committee member Laura Green and affiliated faculty Sara Wylie and Kathrin Zippel on receiving Dean’s Research Development Awards for the following projects: Laura Green, Chair and Professor of English “Third Wave Realism: Anglophone Fiction in the Twenty-First Century” In this book project, Green argues that the realist novel is not dead…
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Published On: February 4, 2015 |
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NWSA honors Signs at National Conference

Incoming Signs Editor-in-Chief Suzanna Danuta Walters and Chair of the Board of Associate Editors Carla Kaplan with outgoing Editor-in-Chief Mary Hawkesworth at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, November 2014. A reception was held to celebrate the journal’s fortieth anniversary and the transition of Signs from Rutgers to Northeastern.

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Signs Journal Special Issue Call for Papers

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society invites submissions for a special issue titled “Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century,” slated for publication in the Autumn 2016 issue. Please circulate widely. At the heart of the feminist project is a persistent concern with thinking through the “powers of desire”…
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A Dark Side on the Focus of Gay Marriage

“Overall, The Tolerance Trap is a winner, with fresh ideas blazing across its reader-friendly pages, ” writes Barbara J. King, Chancellor Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary, in her NPR blog review of program director Suzanna Danuta Walters’ The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality. Read the blog…
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WGSS Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to the following WGSS affiliated faculty, who were granted tenure and received promotions in the past year. Executive Committee member Elizabeth Bucar, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion Professor Bucar works within the Islamic and Christian traditions on issues of gender, politics, and emergent technologies, including new media and medical advances. Her most recent books…
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