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The HWS Update

As a 2020 Woodworth Fellow, Willa Dow ’21 researched the impact of the French colonial legacy on the economies and environmental outlooks of four central African countries. Willa Dow ’21 was selected as a Stephen W. Woodworth ’54 Fisher Center Student Summer Fellow. Offered to students in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine and Performing Arts,

Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice invites faculty, students, staff and visiting speakers to interrogate language as they explore the theme, “What’s in a name?” The Colleges also welcome Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Alla Ivanchikova as the Fisher Center’s new director. “What’s in

The Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice hosts the first presentations by this year’s Faculty Fellows on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Robinson Murphy and Visiting Assistant Professor of English Taylor Brorby will address this year’s Fisher Center theme, “The Drowned World,” with their respective talks, “Climate Change and

The Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice continues its 2019-20 exploration of the theme, “The Drowned World: Water, Politics, and the Future,” with speakers and events throughout the spring semester. Aligning with the campus-wide Year of Water theme, “The Drowned World” spotlights water as a conduit for connection, the undercurrent of life. From struggles

In November, writer, activist and educator Eli Clare will explore the intersections of social justice, environmental injustice, disability and chronic illness in a two-day visit to the HWS campus. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Clare will present a public lecture, “Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness,” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Vandervort

The Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice welcomed physicist and award-winning science fiction writer Vandana Singh as part of the 2019-20 series “The Drowned World: Water, Politics, and the Future.” The author of numerous short stories and novellas, Singh is Chair of the Department of Physics and Earth Science at Framingham State

Episode 8: Jodi Dean Jodi Dean, professor of political science and director of the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice, joins President Joyce P. Jacobsen on the latest episode of the Pulteney Street Podcast, discussing Dean’s newest book Comrade, published this month, as well as her other work around politics, technology, democratic society

In her newest book, Comrade: An Essay on Political Belonging, Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean offers a theory of the comrade as a mode of address, figure of belonging, and carrier of expectations for action. Published Oct. 1 by Verso Press, Comrade analyzes the tensions and challenges among the contemporary left that arise from

Throughout the 2019-20 academic year, the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice will host a series of speakers and events exploring the theme, “The Drowned World: Water, Politics, and the Future.” Aligning with the campus-wide Year of Water, “The Drowned World” will explore water as a conduit for connection, the undercurrent of life.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist Eli Saslow discussed the threat of white nationalism and his 2018 book Rising Out of Hatred, which tells the story of how a prominent white supremacist rejected the ideology after enrolling at a small liberal arts college. Saslow’s lecture, organized by the Human Rights and Genocide Symposium and funded by Dr. Edward Franks ’72, was