Suzanna Walters Professor and Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.8519 Expertise gender and sexuality studies Suzanna Walters in the Press The Nation Put Elizabeth Warren in Charge of Writing the Democratic Platform As Suzanna Danuta Walters, the director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University, so wisely observed last month in the pages of The Nation, “Elizabeth Warren Is Running an Unapologetically Intersectional Campaign.” Haaretz What it’s like to discover you’re non-binary The generational disparity is very clear to Prof. Suzanna Walters, director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University in Boston, whose research work encompasses queer identity. A defense of ‘transracial’ identity roils philosophy world Suzanna Danuta Walters, a professor of sociology at Northeastern University and the editor of Signs, an interdisciplinary feminist journal, called the call for retraction “an attack on scholarly peer review.” Ms. Tuvel’s critics had attacked her citations and conclusions, Ms. Walters said, without engaging her reasoning. “Could Tuvel have cited different people, or made different […] Academe’s poisonous call-out culture We are in the midst of the Trumpian apocalypse, writes Suzanna Danuta Walters, professor of sociology at Northeastern University. Actual bigoted provocateurs like Charles Murray and Ann Coulter throw flames in the academy. Hate crimes against trans people and people of color and Muslims are on the rise; women’s reproductive rights are on the line, […] Fusion Why the ‘born this way’ approach to sexual orientation is failing Suzanna Walters, the director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University and the author of the book The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality, agrees—and believes our culture is at a tipping point, in which the “born this way” argument may even start to do more harm […] The Nation Why this socialist feminist is for Hillary At first glance, you’d likely guess that I would proudly don a “Feel the Bern” T-shirt and make a generous donation to the democratic socialist firing up the Democratic Party. Born to leftists themselves born to leftists, I am what is known in some circles as a “red-diaper baby”: progeny of left-wing activists, often but […] Feminist ire in all the wrong places Indeed, feminism, in both its theoretical and its practical applications, is well known for vicious infighting. As early as 1976, the pioneer activist Jo Freeman wrote about this phenomenon in an incendiary article in Ms. Magazine calling out “trashing” or, as she put it, the “dark side of sisterhood.” And when Ti-Grace Atkinson resigned from […] Inclusive dialogues Suzanna Walters is an alumna of Mount Holyoke and a professor of sociology and the director of the women’s, gender and sexuality studies program at Northeastern University. She said that she expects that there was a lot of intelligent debate among students about whether to retire The Vagina Monologues, and she respects their right to produce […] For these Millennials, gender norms have gone out of style Gender-bending millennials such as David aren’t exactly the norm, though, according to Suzanna Walters, director of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University. She says most millennials don’t push gender boundaries. “It’s a real minority. And it gets played up in the media more than everyday life. The vast majority of people […] A dark side of the focus on gay marriage The quest for full inclusion of members of the queer community (I use “queer” as an umbrella term that gathers together people who are gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual and so on) in our society, however, has come to focus so singularly on the altar that the fight for equality is harmed more than helped. That’s […] Suzanna Walters for Northeastern Global News The unclear legal impact of Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military The unclear legal impact of Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military On Wednesday, President Trump took to Twitter to issue a ban on transgender people serving in the military—an announcement that has murky legal standing, says law professor Libby Adler. We spoke with Adler and two professors of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies—Moya Bailey and Suzanna Danuta Walters—about the proposed ban. Northeastern community reacts to new Boy Scouts policy Northeastern community reacts to new Boy Scouts policy Students and faculty described the group's decision to lift its ban on openly gay leaders while allowing church-sponsored units to continue excluding gays for religious reasons in unequivocally strong terms. “Claiming ‘morality’ or ‘religious beliefs’ cannot override basic principles of equality,” noted sociology professor Suzanna Walters. Northeastern celebrates arrival of leading women’s studies journal Northeastern celebrates arrival of leading women’s studies journal Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society will be based in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities for the next five years. 3Qs: The tolerance trap 3Qs: The tolerance trap In her new book on gay equality, sociology professor Suzanna Walters argues that the plea for tolerance has sabotaged the full integration of gay men and women into American life. 3Qs: The Boy Scouts of America decision 3Qs: The Boy Scouts of America decision Suzanna Walters, director of Northeastern’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, responds to the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to admit gay youth. 3Qs: The changing nature of marriage 3Qs: The changing nature of marriage A recent report shows the U.S. marriage rate continues to decline. But Suzanna Walters, director of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern, says marriage has always been an evolving institution. 3Qs: Women’s rights in the Middle East 3Qs: Women’s rights in the Middle East Suzanna Walters, the director of the Northeastern Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, says most U.S. politicians don’t view gender equality as a serious goal here or abroad.