News & Events

Fall 2017

WGSS Faculty Research Colloquium
Friday, October 27, 2017
Laminan Lounge, Olin Center
180 Packard Ave, Medford MA 02155
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Recent Events

James Forman, Jr.
Yale Law Professor and Author of "Locking Up our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America"
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Alumnae Lounge
40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
Book signing to follow
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Insurgent Knowledges: Book talk with Damien Sojoyner and Sabina Vaught
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Crane Room, Paige Hall
For information, contact: Sabina Vaught []

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Put A Little Honey In My Sweet Tea: Performance by Dr. E. Patrick Johnson
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Balch Arena Theater | Aidekman Center for the Arts
40 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA 02155
Reception/Meet and Greet
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In this show, Dr. E. Patrick Johnson performs oral history interviews of black gay men and women of the U.S. South, drawn from his books 'Sweet Tea' and the forthcoming 'Honeypot.'

Spring 2017

WGSS Spring Film Series - Gender and Incarceration:

"Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama
A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation"

Monday, February 13 @ 6PM
Crane Room
Discussion Moderated by Wilson Wong
Co-sponsored by the Asian American Center, the Asian American Studies Program, and the Africana Center.

"Mothers of Bedford"
Thursday, March 16 @ 7PM
Tufts Women’s Center, 50 Talbot Ave
Part of the Women’s Center series “Dinner and a Movie”
Discussion moderated by Sabina Vaught and Deirdre Judge
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and GCWS at MIT.

"Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Wednesday, March 29 @ 6PM
Crane Room, Paige Hall, 12 Upper Campus Road
Part of the GCWS series “Women Take the Reel”
Discussion moderated by TBD
Co-sponsored by the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality at MIT, the American Studies Program, and the Latino Studies Program.

For more information on our spring film series please contact Sabina Vaught.
Sponsored by the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and Film and Media Studies. Part of the ongoing series "Protest! Protection, Resistance, Solidarity."

Black Life and the Carceral City
Thursday, April 6, 5-7pm
Alumnae Lounge
Join Mariame Kaba and Rashad Shabazz for a discussion about gender, race, and cacerality.
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Fall 2016

Kathryn A. McCarthy Junior Professorship in Women's Studies A joint position between WGSS and Philosophy, and the Boston Women's March.
Candidate talk information is as follows:

  • Emmalon Davis: Thursday, January 19th, 4:30-6:00 p.m., 007 Bromfield-Pearson
  • Robin Dembroff: Thursday, January 26th, 4:30-6:00 p.m., 007 Bromfield-Pearson
  • EEmily McWilliams: Tuesday, January 31st, 4:30-6:00 p.m., 007 Bromfield-Pearson

A Teach-In: Standing Rock Protests & Protective Actions

Friday, October 28 | Terrace Room, Paige Hall | 12:30pm - 7pmbr /> Saturday, October 29 | Crane Room, Paige Hall | 10am - 5pm
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WGSS welcomes new Fall 2016 faculty member Kareem Khubchandani
WGSS 73-01: Introduction to Queer Studies
E+ MW 10:30-11:45
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Fall 2016 WGSS Faculty Research Colloquia Series
In many courses across the curriculum, in our Research Colloquium Series, in special events and lectures, and in the annual Beyond the Classroom student forum where undergraduate and graduate students present their work on women and gender, the WGSS program fosters a community of engaged thinkers and intelligent activists on gender justice and social transformation.
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