G+JI Fellowship

Growing Interdisciplinary Research and Impact on Gender+ Justice 

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The Gender+ Justice Initiative is pleased to announce new Fellowship opportunities for the 2021-2022 academic year.

G+JI is now accepting applications from our Georgetown University faculty (TL, NTL, and Adjuncts), graduate, and undergraduate students across the 3 campuses. The fellowships are designed to support interdisciplinary work related to intersectional issues of gender, racial, and economic justice. We encourage applications focused on anti-racism and intersectional feminism.

Details and application page.

Rokhaya Diallo joins Georgetown University Gender+ Justice Initiative as Researcher-in-Residence.

The Georgetown University Gender+ Justice Initiative is delighted to welcome French journalist, writer, and award-winning filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo as an inaugural Researcher-in-Residence for 2021-2023. 

Rokhaya Diallo is widely recognized for her work as an antiracist and intersectional feminist advocate and will join our community of faculty and students to collaborate on projects and programs related to gender+ justice. Diallo will engage in research and share her remarkable work with the Georgetown community. In light of the establishment of the Georgetown University Racial Justice Institute, Diallo will also have the opportunity to contribute to the broader Georgetown community and build international solidarities to advance racial justice. Read more.

Our Mission

The mission of the Gender+ Justice Initiative (G+JI) is to build on the long-standing, path-breaking research being done on intersectional gender and racial justice across Georgetown’s departments and campuses; to catalyze scholarship and advocacy in these areas; and to make Georgetown a dynamic hub of knowledge production, community engagement, and policy development on intersectional issues of gender, racial, and economic justice. The G+JI invites faculty and students from across the University to engage in interdisciplinary conversations and to collaborate on issues of gender, antiracism, sexuality, feminism, intersectionality, inequity and inequality. 

Why the “+”? We refer to “Gender+ Justice” to signal that our concerns have gender at the core but extend to race, class, sexuality, disability and other forms of oppression.


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Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

9/27/2021 at 12pm ET Sexual Citizens is a groundbreaking study that transforms how we understand and address sexual assault. Through intimate portraits of life and sex among today’s college students, the authors reveal the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault a predictable element of life on a college campus.

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Legal Vigilantism: Texas and the End of Roe?

9/30/2021 at 12pm ET Join us for a conversation on the new Texas’ abortion law, known as Senate Bill 8, its unusual structure, its impact in Texas, the litigation over it, and what it means for the future of abortion rights in the United States.

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Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

10/6/2021 at 1:30pm ETJoin us in welcoming Professor Marcia Chatelain, acclaimed historian and winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History, for a virtual discussion of her book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America (WW Norton, 2020). With Franchise, Chatelain reveals the complicated role the fast-food industry plays in African-American communities, a portrait of race and capitalism that masterfully illustrates how the fight for civil rights has been intertwined with the fate of Black businesses.

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Decolonize the Dancefloor with Habibitch

10/14/2021 at 12pm ET With “Decolonize the Dancefloor”, artist and activist Habibitch explores the systems that shape our daily social relationships. Racism, privilege(s), domination(s), resistance, creation, community(ies), fundamental concepts dissected under a sharp decolonial magnifying glass. Dancing their politics and politicizing their dance, their work is remarkable and truly celebratory of Queer, nonbinary POC bodies.

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Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song

10/20/2021 at 12pm ET Peterson, leading advocate for prison abolition and transformative justice, candidly recounts his coming of age in Brooklyn and surviving incarceration. By exposing the many cages that constrain us, he calls for an abolitionist vision as the only way forward. 

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A Decolonial Feminism

11/9/2021 at 12pm ET A Decolonial Feminism grapples with the central issues in feminist debates today: from Eurocentrism and whiteness, to power, inclusion and exclusion. Delving into feminist and anti-racist histories, Vergès also assesses contemporary activism, movements and struggles, including #MeToo and the Women’s Strike.


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