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Cara Jones
Jones Presents Papers at NWSA Conference

Cara E. Jones, visiting assistant professor of women’s studies, recently presented papers titled “Compulsory (Re)productivity and Crip Existence” and “Disability and the Contingent Body” at the 2014 National Womens Studies Association (NWSA) Conference held Nov. 13-16 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  More ...

Rachel Sobel '15
Rachel Sobel ’15 Selected to Attend U.N. Climate Change Talks in Peru

Rachel Sobel ’15, a biochemistry and women’s studies double major, has been selected for the second consecutive year to attend the United Nations Climate Change Convention. She is one of eight students sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to attend the talks, being held this year in Lima, Peru, from Dec. 1-12.  More ...

David Shorter
Author, UCLA Professor to Discuss Indigenous Healing

Author and UCLA Professor David Shorter will present a lecture, “Sex, Power, and Healing: Considering an Indigenous Context,” on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Shabana Mir
Mir Addresses What it Means to be "American" in Lecture

The question of what it means to be “American” has never been easy to answer. For marginalized groups, issues of competing identities and stereotypes can lead to discrepancies between self-identification and phenotypic identification. Shabana Mir, professor of anthropology at Millikin University, presented the findings of her research on the post 9/11 experiences of Muslim American women in American higher education in a Hamilton lecture on Sept. 23.  More ...

Lis-Marie Alvarado of WeCount! will take part in a discussion about immigrant women’s labor on Sept. 15.
Panel Discussion on Immigrant Women’s Labor Sept. 15

“Organizing for Justice: A Panel Conversation Exploring Immigrant Women’s Labor” will take place on Monday, Sept. 15, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The discussion is free and open to the public.  More ...

Brenda Narvaez ’17
Brenda Narvaez ’17 Studying Day Laborers in Emerson Project

While many people say they “have to” go to work, others are just happy when they have a job to go to. Many take for granted the security offered by  jobs: making at least minimum wage and being protected by workers’ rights.  But day laborers, individuals who are hired on a day-to-day basis with no guarantee of future work, do not enjoy the same stability. Brenda Narvaez ’17,  is spending the summer in Brooklyn, N.Y., examining this phenomenon.  More ...

Jessica Moulite '14
Moulite ’14 to Attend USC’s Annenberg School

Jessica Moulite ’14 has always been interested in journalism. She’s drawn to the concept of using media as a platform to contact and connect a group of people. In the fall, Moulite is one step closer to her dream as she enrolls in the University of Southern California’s prestigious Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.  More ...

In 2013 Levitt Research Fellow Eren Shultz '15 researched development in Tanzania to understand the current and future roles of cooperative organizations.
2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellows Announced

The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center recently announced the 2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellows. To enhance student research around issues of public affairs, the Levitt Center funds student-faculty research through its Levitt Research Fellows Program. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors who wish to spend the summer working in collaboration with a faculty member on an issue related to public affairs. Following are this year’s recipients.  More ...

Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

Lolita Buckner Inniss
Buckner Inniss Presents Research in London

Lolita Buckner Inniss, the Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor of Women’s Studies, presented her initial research as a chambers (legal working group) leader for the Feminist International Judgments book project on May 8.  More ...

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