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Celebrating Latinx Heritage at Georgetown

Georgetown community members connect with Latinx culture and heritage through teaching, research and scholarship and build community around shared identity and experiences. We honor the vibrant histories, languages, traditions and values that transcend borders and unite Latinx people across the Americas and Caribbean islands.

On left Nannie Helen Burroughs, on right Mary Church Terrell. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Nadia Brown Discusses History of Nineteenth Amendment and Existing Voter Suppression

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.


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.

Denzell Brown

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.

Soyica Colbert

Lorraine Hansberry Biography by Soyica Colbert Listed as a Must-Read in Oprah Magazine

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.

A Black Lives Matter rally in New York City on June, 2020.

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.


Collage of three GWIM Awardees

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.

Award – Law Professor Deborah Epstein received the 2020 Margaret Brent Award from the American Bar Association

Deborah Epstein, Georgetown Professor of Law and Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic; former Gender+Justice Initiative Co-Director is the 2020 Margaret Brent Award honoree. View an intro video about the honoree and her acceptance speech.


Research ReportResponding to rising intimate partner violence amid COVID-19 A rapid global review by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Read More and Download Report

Research Report The Best and Worst States to Be a Woman – Introducing the U.S. Women, Peace and Security Index by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Read More and Download Report

Event Report Women and Disparities in Leadership and Wages – SIGIR (the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval) – SIGIR’20 Women in IR event, co-organized by SIGIR WIR co-chairs, Georgetown Professor Nazli Goharian and Suzan Verberne, from Leiden University, and local co-chair of SIGIR’20 WIR, Xin Ma, from Microsoft. Read Report.

Professor Examines Pandemic’s Mental Health and Income Toll on Children and Families. professor Rebecca Ryan says the COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic increases in income loss and food insecurity for over 200 low-income families living in rural Pennsylvania that she has been following as part of a Child Development and Social Policy (CDSP) Lab’s effort to quantify the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s health in the United States. Read More.


Theater, African American Studies Scholar Appointed Interim Georgetown College Dean (University News)

Georgetown has appointed performing arts and African American studies scholar Soyica Colbert as the new interim dean for Georgetown College, effective Jan. 1. Read More

Sivagami Subbaraman retires as director of LGBTQ Resource Center and Women’s Center (The Georgetown Voice)

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.