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December 4, 2019

The GCWS's interdisciplinary, team-taught courses are open to all Harvard graduate students and advanced undergraduates via cross-registration, and students can count GCWS courses towards concentration and secondary field requirements. WGS encourages our students to take advantage of this opportunity to meet and study with students and faculty from schools across the Boston area. 

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Two WGS Seniors Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

November 25, 2019

Two WGS concentrators, Sai Shanthanand S. Rajagopal (’20) and Constance M. Bourguignon ('20), are among the seven Harvard seniors to win  Rhodes Scholarships for study at Oxford University in the UK.  Rajagopal (’20) is a joint concentrator in Biomedical Engineering and WGS, and Bourguignon ('20) is a joint concentrator in Romance Languages and Literature and WGS. 

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WGS Alum Jia Hui Lee's Research Featured in MIT News

November 19, 2019

WGS Alum Jia Hui Lee was featured in an MIT News article, "When rats work to protect human safety". Lee (AB '12), now a PhD candidate in MIT’s History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS) program, is reseraching global differences in human-animal relationships, including those between landmine-detecting rats and their handlers, and is interested to learn what these relationships show ...

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Michael Bronski's "The Last Gay Liberationist" Now a Book

October 24, 2019

WGS professor Michael Bronski's 2017 essay "The Last Gay Liberationist" (Boston Review, 2017) has recently been published as a book by the London Center for Book Arts. The essay is about gay activist Charles “Charley” Shively, who founded and produced the Boston-based anarchist gay men’s periodical, Fag Rag

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Alice Jardine's Latest Book To Be Released in January 2020

October 10, 2019

Harvard WGS and RLL professor Alice Jardine has written the first biography of Julia Kristeva, one of the world's most celebrated intellectuals. Informed in part by extensive interviews with Kristeva herself, the biography analyzes the complexities of Kristeva's writing and emphasizes her call for an urgent revival of bold interdisciplinary thinking in order to understand--...

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Caroline Light Interviewed on NPR

October 2, 2019

Caroline Light was recently interviewed by New York Public Radio's The Takeaway for a segment on the murder conviction of police officer Amber Guyger. Light is the author of Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense, and spoke about the historical context of U.S. self-defense law and its relationship to the police.

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