Jane Kamensky

Talking Punk Rock at Schlesinger Library

Hothead Paisan, Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist, isn’t your everyday comic-book hero. And “Altered Gazes,” the Schlesinger Library exhibition in which this 1991 comic is featured, is not your everyday collection.

Durba Mitra

Challenging the Norms: Durba Mitra Comes to Harvard

In other words, Durba Mitra is already challenging Harvard norms, and she hasn’t even left Fordham’s campus yet.

WGS Department
FAS Administration

WGS Hires First Full-Time Professor

Durba Mitra, a scholar of sexuality in South Asian history, will join WGS as its first full-time faculty member in fall 2017.

"Out of the Running"

"Out of the Running"

Shauna L. Shames ’01 speaks about her forthcoming book “Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why it Matters” at the Women's Center on Wednesday evening.

HUDS Contract Announcement

Photos of the Day 10.26.16

Mark Jordan
Harvard Divinity School

Mark D. Jordan

Jordan is a leading expert on Christian sexuality and sexual ethics, and has written on topics from sexual abuse within the Catholic clergy to religious same-sex unions.

Humanities for Hire

The Humanities at Work

The universe of higher education often bemoans a "crisis" in the humanities, with supposedly dwindling numbers and few job prospects. At Harvard, humanities concentrators face a crisis of choice, attempting to balance their passions with factors like stability and employment. For Harvard graduates, the question is not so much whether you’ll get a job with a humanities degree—it’s where.


Snow Days by Concentration

Now that everyone has frolicked sufficiently, snow days have become a time for learned contemplation. FM considers how students of various concentrations can best use their time off.


Teaching Campaign Gets Another Endorsement, Plans Outreach

The Teaching Campaign secured an endorsement from the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality last Thursday, as it bumped up efforts to rally undergraduate support.


The Word: Feminist

Around the time I first heard about feminism, my best high school guy friends came up with a scintillatingly descriptive nickname for me: Tits McGee. To be fair, we were 16 and didn’t know any better.

Social Sciences Division



Concentration Satisfaction: Class of 2012

As freshmen enter the second week of Advising Fortnight, Flyby presents a complete set of data from the Class of 2012's concentration satisfaction ratings. For all freshmen looking to narrow down the list of potential concentrations, sophomores or juniors curious about their chosen concentrations, and seniors reflecting on their undergraduate careers, here are the stats from last year's graduating seniors on how satisfied they were with their respective concentrations. Check out our four interactive graphs showing overall satisfaction rates among Humanities, Natural Sciences, SEAS, and Social Sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012.


In & Around Language: Girl vs. Woman

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “woman” is defined as “an adult female human being. The counterpart of man.” (“Man,” on the other hand, is not defined as “the counterpart of woman.” Figures.) “Girl,” however, is usually meant to signify “young woman.” Technically, those are correct. But to some, their usage in the wrong context can range from being inappropriate to just plain offensive.

Schor the Scholar

Schor the Scholar

Hilary M. Schor, professor of English, comparative literature, and law at the University of Southern California gives a talk about the relationship between the British Prime Minister and the Queen of England.


WGS Fosters Community

As one of the College’s smallest concentrations approaches its 25th anniversary, the concentration still finds itself battling misconceptions about its nature.