Women, Violence, and the Media (Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law)

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From the mid s forward to the present day, the rate at which the U. In this paper, I examine the role that private vendors and racial logic played in shaping punitive punishment outcomes, with a particular focus on how African American and Latina women are simultaneously being framed as a source of pathology and profit. This panel will explore the relationship between social movements and alternatives to the carceral state. In particular, the panel will discuss new efforts to challenge police practices and incarceration and state surveillance.

The past 18 months have seen unprecedented attention to individual incidents of police profiling and violence against Black women and LGBTQ people thanks to the SayHerName and BlackLivesMatter movements — and to decades of research and organizing that preceded it. Reflections on Litigation and Advocacy Reform. An open discussion between panelists and audience members. Welcome and Remarks: Dean Jeremy Paul. His work has focused on issues of race, gender, and disability in the law, particularly issues confronting trans and gender nonconforming prisoners.

Amahl Bishara is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University whose research revolves around expression, space, media, and settler colonialism.

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As a member of the organization Fred learned the skills to be an organizer and an agent for social change. Fred plans to continue to build relationships and support LGBTQ youth of color to build their power to hold city, state, and federal agencies and officials accountable to providing them with every opportunity to be safe. Monica Jones is a transgender activist and social work student at Arizona State University.

She was found guilty in April but the conviction was vacated in January of Her case has called international attention to both the injustice of US prostitution laws and the ways in which they are used by police to target marginalized groups, such as trans women and people of color. Mimi Kim is a long-time advocate and activist working on issues of domestic violence and sexual assault with a focus on immigrant communities of color.

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She is a co-founder of Incite! Women and Trans People of Color Against Violence and the founder of Creative Interventions, a resource center started in to create and promote alternative community-based interventions to interpersonal violence. She is currently working on a California initiative to build community capacity to provide alternative violence intervention options.

Jason M. Jason started Black and Pink in after his own incarceration. Black and Pink is now a nationwide volunteer organization that, along with other programs, reaches over 10, LGBTQ prisoners with a monthly newspaper of majority prisoner-generated content. Jason has also published numerous articles on prison abolition, the specific impacts of prisons on LGBTQ people, and the need to prioritize ending sexual violence in prison as a tactic for the movement to abolish the prison industrial complex.

She focuses primarily on how law and systems of punishment perpetuate race, class, and gender-based inequities. Allegra M. Her research and teaching interests include criminal law, immigration law, international and comparative law, and legal and political theory.

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Margaret McKeown of the U. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She holds a J.

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Jessica Pliley is an assistant professor of women, gender and sexuality history at Texas State University. Her current book project explores the long history of anti-sex trafficking politics. Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, litigation, organizing and advocacy on profiling, policing, and physical and sexual violence by law enforcement agents against women, girls and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people of color over the past two decades.

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In she was awarded a Senior Soros Justice Fellowship. Chase has expertise on the treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming people in police custody, jails, prisons and other forms of detention and currently represents Chelsea Manning in her lawsuit against the Department of Defense for refusing to adequately treat her gender dysphoria. She also has written about contemporary legal issues arising out of Nazism.

Prior to joining the permanent faculty, Professor Adler served Northeastern as a visiting professor in and as a part-time lecturer in , while also a visiting researcher and graduate fellow at Harvard Law School. Focuses on helping students articulate the assumptions that underlie contemporary feminist theories by tracing the theoretical conceptions they are based upon.

Our focus is on the importance of the position and situation of the subject with respect to questions of class, race, sexuality, gender, historical moment and social location. Introduces students to historical and theoretical research through a series of topics: identity, sex, violence, activism, and beyond.

Books, articles, magazines, videos, films, music, art, and more will be used. Focuses on the role of the educational system in the constructions and reproduction of gender and racial inequality.


Using both academic and popular literature to gain perspectives, we will examine relationships between school and society. Examines the impact human rights activism is having on women's lives worldwide. Explores the meaning of radical feminism through placing authors from a range of racial, class and sexual identities in dialogue with each other and with their respective socio-historical and cultural contexts.

Focus will be on textual interpretation and exploring how each work attempts to develop its version of feminist consciousness against dominant patriarchal narratives.

Focuses on the relationships among science-related social institutions in the context of inequality, power and oppression by reflecting on women's experiences, including why there are so few women in science and technology and what can be done to remediate the situation. Focuses on the designed and built environments that support women's needs and enhance the quality of life of women and other disenfranchised groups.

Explores design concepts and spatial policies for the creation of shelters for battered and homeless women, innovative housing, and neighborhoods that support diverse households and the changing conditions of work and family life. Women's and Gender Studies internships allow students the opportunity to test classroom concepts in a field setting within the University or with community agencies that provide services to women or LGBTQ people. Internships from 1 to 3 credit hours are available for Women's and Gender Studies Majors and Minors who have completed at least three Women's and Gender Studies courses.

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Builds on knowledge gained in other Women's and Gender Studies classes. Seminar research will focus on a different topic each year. Topics may include women and health, feminist research and theory, international women's movements, Latin American feminism and others.

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