Upcoming Events

The Gender+ Justice Initiative offers various programs and co-sponsors events to bring together Georgetown faculty, students, and people from the DC community for thought provoking conversations related to gender. Check out G+JI upcoming events.

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Faculty Mentoring Program

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Gender+ Justice Fellows

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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 about Rokhaya Diallo’s work.

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.




Georgetown Takes New Steps to Advance Gender Equity Among Faculty Following Task Force Report

The Task Force on Gender Equity, charged with assessing institutional practices to promote gender equity among full-time faculty and senior academic leadership, shared its recommendations in a new report. Faculty and senior administrators from across Georgetown’s campuses and from a variety of disciplines, perspectives and roles comprised the task force, which examined hiring and retention, compensation, work-life balance, climate and culture and other key issue areas.

Deborah Tannen

Linguistics Professor Deborah Tannen Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to our G+JI Advisory Board Member Dr. Deborah Tannen. The Linguistics professor was recently chosen to become a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The linguist joins a group of accomplished individuals who are engaged in advancing the public good, which will enable her to continue achieving her goal of “figuring out and explaining how language works.”

Nadia Brown

New Women’s and Gender Studies Director Nadia Brown Answers Q & A

Nadia Brown, prize-winning political scientist, academic entrepreneur, will begin her tenure as director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program this summer. Brown will also be a Professor in the Department of Government with an affiliate appointment in the Department of African American Studies. These questions offer a glimpse into how she will approach her new roles on the Hilltop.

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