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Researcher in Residence

The Georgetown 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.

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The Gender+ Justice Initiative gathers the community to engage in thought provoking conversations related to intersectional gender justice.

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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. Read more about our mission and background.


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Esraa Warda: T’meryil Invasion

POSTPONED – We are actively working on identifying a new date for the event, and we will make sure to keep you informed of the rescheduled date as soon as possible. | Esraa Warda’s “T’meryil Invasion,” is a collection of danced stories foregrounding the ancestral feminist politics and non-conformist realness of Algerian Rai music and dance. Warda will take you on a journey through her personal tales, weaving humor, and vulnerability while contextualizing the historical censorship of Algerian dance/rs.…

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Undoing Empire, Or Trans Resistance

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | 5:30 PM EST – In-Person Event |Join us in welcoming Xitlalli Alvarez Almendariz  for a lecture entitled: Undoing Empire, or Trans Resistance Dispatches from the Lone Star State. Xitlalli (he/they) is a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at Harvard, and Sr. Policy Researcher at the Transgender Education Network of  Texas. …

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40 Years of Anti-Racism: France and Beyond

Monday, September 25, 2023 – 5:00 PM EST – In-Person Event. Join us to mark the 40th anniversary of France’s historic ‘March for Equality and Against Racism.’ This important event reshaped conversations on racism, police violence, and inequality. …

Birthing Justice

Film Screening and Discussion Tuesday, August 15, 2023  5:15 PM EST – In-Person Event Location: Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building 2nd Floor, Georgetown University Main…


After Dobbs: the Assault on Reproductive Justice and Equality

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Gender and Sexuality in Algerian Rai Music

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Gamer Trouble: Feminist Confrontations in Digital Culture

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