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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.
Senior Advocates for Black Mothers Who Have Lost Children to Gun Violence
We are proud of our G+JI Fellow Denzell Brown. Psychology major Denzell Brown’s (C’21) research aims to provide aid to Black mothers who have lost children to gun violence in Washington, DC. The senior will continue to develop this project while he earns his PhD in counseling from Howard University so that he may improve the lives of Black mothers in the district.
G+JI Statement of Solidarity with AAPI Communities
On March 16, a white man killed eight people, six of whom identified as Asian women, in 3 Atlanta-area spas. Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andr
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One Year After Police Killed Breonna Taylor: Law Students, Faculty #SayHerName
To mark the anniversary of Taylor’s tragic death ─ and to cap a year of protests it sparked around the country ─ the journal unveiled a new award in honor of excellence in student social justice scholarship. The inaugural recipient of the Breonna Taylor Prize is Alden Fletcher (L’20), whose winning entry explores how historic preservation law fails low-income and nonwhite communities, such as Washington’s Barry Farms neighborhood. Fletcher plans to donate the $500 prize to two nonprofit social justice groups.
New Racial Justice Institute Co-Director Combines Psychology and Public Health to Advance Health Equity
February 22, 2021 – One of the distinguished scholars to join the university’s new Racial Justice Institute (RJI) uses his expertise in the fields of psychology and public health to promote health equity through the lens of ethnicity, gender, and race.
Dr. Derek M. Griffith – currently a professor of medicine, health, and society and founding director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt – will begin his new role at Georgetown July 1, serving as founding co-director of RJI.
Civil Rights Champion Robin Lenhardt (LL.M.’04) Returns to Georgetown to Help Lead New Racial Justice Institute
Professor Robin A. Lenhardt (LL.M.’04), a leading scholar on race and the family, has returned to Georgetown Law to serve on the faculty and co-lead the university’s new interdisciplinary Racial Justice Institute.
Finance Expert Professor Reena Agarwal Recommends Steps to Close Gender Gap Found in Venture Capital, Private Equity Fields
McDonough School of Business professor Reena Aggarwal talks about the gaping disparity between men and women in the finance industry and recommends steps to help bridge it.
G+JI Statement of Solidarity
The Gender+ Justice Initiative is saddened and outraged by the systemic violence and police brutality that continue to ravage Black life. We stand in solidarity with those grieving and demanding just
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