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Though this year marks the 101st anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, voting rights in the United States are still unaccessible for many. Nadia Brown, Ph.D. Professor of Government and director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, discusses the history surrounding the suffrage movement and how voting rights must be changed to create a more just society for all.
A Georgetown Law professor and students are taking aim at an entrenched legal doctrine — known as the “adverse employment action” doctrine — that courts are using to allow employers to continue to discriminate against workers on the basis of race, sex and other legally protected traits.
Rosario Ceballo, Ph.D., an interdisciplinary scholar with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, will join Georgetown as dean of Georgetown College and professor of psychology on January 1, 2022.
During the 105th Pulitzer Prize ceremony, Marcia Chatelain was chosen as this year’s winner in the category of history for her work, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America. The Pulitzer Prize is given annually to 21 individuals who have displayed excellence in journalism and the arts.
“We hope that the Department views Georgetown, and all of higher education, as partners in this endeavor to make our schools safer, more equitable places to learn and work, and we look forward to helping the Department achieve these goals.” – President John J. DeGioia
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.
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.”
Bserat Ghebremicael (B’17) is an advocate for women and girls caught amid armed conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia. Bserat’s advocacy is informed by her experiences at Georgetown, her day job at Google, and her work with the nonprofit Omna Tigray.
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.
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.
Soyica Diggs Colbert, interim dean of the College and Idol Family Professor of African American Studies and Performing Arts, recently completed her latest book Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry that sheds light on the profound impact that the writer, artist and activist had on culture and society. The biography, which was named as a top 20 book to read this spring by Oprah Daily, will be available for purchase on April 20, 2021.
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.
GWIM Honors Outstanding Women in Medicine – Celebrating excellence in research, mentoring and teaching, the Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) annual awards ceremony honored women faculty members on January 28 via Zoom. This year’s Georgetown Women in Medicine honorees were (pictured l to r): Ludise Malkova, PhD, Karen Gale Outstanding Achievement Award recipient; Kristi D. Graves, PhD, Estelle Ramey Mentorship Award recipient; and Kelli Giffin, MSN, RN, CHSE, recipient of the School of Nursing & Health Studies Mentorship Award for Faculty in Health Studies. Read More.
Long-time director of the LGBTQ Resource Center and Women’s Center, Sivagami Subbaraman, affectionately known as “Shiva” by students of Georgetown, announced last November that she would be retiring as director effective Dec. 31, 2020.