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Research Assistant GenderSci Lab

Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Harvard GenderSci Lab

December 16, 2019

The Harvard GenderSci Lab, founded by WGS Professor Sarah Richardson, is hiring an undergraduate research assistant for an exciting new project evaluating the rise of private equity in obstetrics/gynecology/fertility within the United States. The student will use different investment databases, financial reports, and online content to compile/verify a dataset of all recent acquisitions of OBGYN/fertility clinics by private equity firms. Applicants should be Harvard undergraduates with interest in women’s health, finance,...

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GenderSci Lab Seeks Legal Database-savvy Research Assistant

December 9, 2019

The Harvard GenderSci Lab, founded by WGS Professor Sarah Richardson, is seeking a law student research assistant (RA) to be part of an exciting multidisciplinary research team. Preference is given to Harvard Law students. The RA will join the “Biology and Sexual Diversity in Law and Public Policy” group and will conduct legal research oriented at examining how scientific claims about sex and gender are cited and mobilized in law and public policy. Read more about the position...

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Caroline Light's Course Featured in The Harvard Gazette

December 6, 2019

WGS professor Caroline Light's highly popular course, Love’s Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor, has been featured in The Harvard Gazette. The topic of emotional labor, “resonates so much for this generation of students, because many of them see themselves as producers of certain forms of under-remunerated, unremunerated, underacknowledged, or invisible forms of labor,” says Professor Light in the...

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Apply now for Spring 2020 GCWS Courses

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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