July 9, 2021
Congratulations to all the majors, minors, and prize winners in Gender & Sexuality Studies!
June 17, 2021
The Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment beginning September 1, 2021 at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for a specialist in Black feminisms.
March 29, 2021
We write to share our grief over the loss of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon Jung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong Ae Yue, murdered Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Their loss is magnified by the hate, anti-Asian discrimination, misogyny, and white supremacy that has fed this act and the more than 3000 other such hate crimes that have been committed in the last year in the wake of the appearance of the Covid-19 virus. We condemn this escalating violence, along with all other forms of hate and intolerance, and stand in solidarity with our APIDA community. We pledge ourselves anew to the task of educating ourselves and all with whom we engage about the long history that has given rise to such heinous acts.
January 20, 2021
Keep up-to-date on GSS-related happenings for undergrads, grad students, faculty, and staff.
November 19, 2020
GSS is expanding and improving the pedagogical and communal commitments to trans* and gender non-conforming identities, ideas, and experiences, including/especially within our own Program and on our own campus. Here are courses which engage substantially with TGNC topics and materials.
October 29, 2020
As a follow-up to the open letters to Morty Schapiro, faculty in History have been working to organize a contingent to participate in a teach-in and rally this Friday from 3pm to 5pm.
October 26, 2020
Dear President Schapiro: As a coalition of faculty and staff members of Northwestern University from a broad range of departments and units, we write today to express our deep dismay at your response to recent student protests about the pervasiveness of anti-Black violence and the long history and current nature of much policing in this country.
October 9, 2020
The Virginia Journal of Gender Studies (VJGS) is an independent, peer-reviewed undergraduate research publication that promotes intellectual inquiry and recognizes outstanding work focused on gender issues. They are looking for submissions for the Fall/Winter 2020 edition.
September 21, 2020
The GSS Advisory Board, collectively and member by member, has spent significant time reading, pondering, and discussing the Gender Queer, Non-Binary, and Trans (GQNBT) Task Force Report published in September 2019, following a year-long, collaborative effort among Northwestern staff, faculty, and students. GSS plans to work in sync with trans and gender non-conforming leaders, and with allies at all levels of the campus, to realize the recommendations and potentials of this Report and to honor the frank dialogues and inclusive process that produced it.
September 21, 2020
I'm sending my very best wishes to each and every one of you for a successful start to the quarter. I hope to see you virtually sometime very soon.
August 26, 2020 – from Weinberg Magazine
The Program in Women’s Studies launched in 1975. That was just the beginning of a larger conversation that continues to this day, as conceptions of gender and sexuality continue to evolve.
June 18, 2020
The GSS faculty denounces anti-black violence in all its forms, physical and discursive, near and distant, social or statutory, intentional or otherwise. We join calls heard around the nation to reject present and future societal arrangements premised on white supremacy.
June 11, 2020
Thanks to everyone who joined us in our celebration last week! Check out our Director's Address, Senior Majors & Minors, Award Winners, and more...
May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020
The Gender-Queer, Non-Binary, and Trans (GQNBT) Task Force met monthly from October 2018 to June 2019 to discuss a wide range of issues that are relevant to promoting the well-being of trans and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty at Northwestern University. Specifically, the group assessed the current landscape to identify gaps in policies and resources, and to recommend strategies that will facilitate an accessible, safe, and welcoming campus environment for trans and gender non- conforming students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern. This report presents a summary of the task force recommendations, as well as additional materials that can aid specific institutional actors in their implementation.
April 28, 2020
Need to declare a major/minor in GSS? Want to make sure you're on track to graduate?
March 30, 2020
The Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment beginning September 1, 2020 at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for a specialist in Black feminisms.
October 21, 2019
October 7, 2019
I am delighted to announce that Jennifer Nash’s recent book, Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality, has been awarded the Gloria Anzaldua Prize from the National Women’s Studies Association. This prize is awarded for groundbreaking monographs in women’s studies that make significant multicultural feminist contributions to women of color/transnational scholarship.
September 24, 2019
The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program welcomes requests for event co-sponsorships. We review all requests quarterly. NEXT DEADLINE: October 4, 2019.
September 17, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Sept 22, 2019
April 3, 2019
March 19, 2019 – from Northwestern School of Communication
Professor E. Patrick Johnson’s latest scholarly book, Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History, has garnered in 2019 a trio of prestigious honors from leading LGBTQ literary advocacy organizations.
February 7, 2019
The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program welcomes requests for event co-sponsorships. We review all requests quarterly. NEXT DEADLINE: April 5, 2019.
February 4, 2019
November 19, 2018
On November 15, 2018, Hortense Spillers spoke at Northwestern on the question of the ambivalence of touch and what the latter might reveal about the uses of power, both as a boon to freedom in its erotic and affective register and, contrastively, the first step toward unfreedom.
July 19, 2018
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