News & Events

Spring 2018

"Beyond the Classroom"
Student Forum for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality across the Disciplines

Friday, April 20, 2018
Cabot Center, Rm 702
170 Packard Ave., Medford, MA 02155
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Recent Events

Spring 2018

"Infrastructures of Imprisonment: Invisible Women and the Carceral State"
Michelle Jones, American Studies, New York University
Monday, April 9, 2018
Sophia Gordon Hall
15 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA 02155
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"Writing Ourselves Whole"
A writing workshop with Jen Cross, author of 'Writing Ourselves Whole: Using the Power of Your Own Creativity to Recover and Heal from Sexual Trauma'
Monday, April 9, 2018
Fung House (CHAT)
48 Professors Row, Medford, MA 02155
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GCWS – Women Take The Reel Series
Half the History: Screening of Short Film Series on Women in American History

With filmmaker Jennifer Burton, Professor of Practice, Drama & Dance
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Lunch: 12:30-1:00pm
Film screening: 1:00-2:30pm
Alumnae Hall
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA 02155
Q&A to follow screening
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WGSS Information Luncheon
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Eaton Hall, Rm 124
All students are welcome
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WGSS Faculty Research Colloquium
Theatre for Identity: The Grandmothers of the Plaza de la Mayo and the Right to Memory
Friday, February 16, 2018
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Hall
10 Upper Campus | Medford, MA
Light lunch provided
All are welcome to attend
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'Nothing About Us Without Us': Including the Voice and Ideas of the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Alumnae Lounge
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Keynote Speaker: Andrea James
Andrea James is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and of Families for Justice as Healing, author of Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, and recipient of the RFK Human Rights award.

Fall 2017

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