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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Suggestions for research and links to resources on campus related to diversity and anti-racism


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This page serves as an introduction to Women and Gender studies and topics. To find more information and research tips explore these guides: 

Defining Gender: Gender is fluid and so are definitions. 

Gender as defined by World Health Organization
Gender refers to the characteristics of women, men, girls and boys that are socially constructed.  This includes norms, behaviours and roles associated with being a woman, man, girl or boy, as well as relationships with each other. As a social construct, gender varies from society to society and can change over time.

Definitions from the Trans Student Educational Resources 
Gender Expression - The physical manifestation of one’s gender identity through clothing, hairstyle, voice, body shape, etc. (typically referred to as masculine or feminine). Many transgender people seek to make their gender expression (how they look) match their gender identity (who they are), rather than their sex assigned at birth. Someone with a gender nonconforming gender expression may or may not be transgender.

Gender Identity - One’s internal sense of being male, female, neither of these, both, or other gender(s). Everyone has a gender identity, including you. For transgender people, their sex assigned at birth and their gender identity are not necessarily the same


These tabs offer a small selection of resources on women and gender. To view more recommendations click here or explore the Snell Library website

Explore these databases to find articles and other resources: 


  • Black Women Therapy - The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.
  • Popaganda by B*tch Media - Confronting and rejecting the cultural messages that assign value to our bodies based on wealth and status can be revolutionary acts of reclamation—and help feminists redefine “glamour.


Looking for a topic? 

Consider one of these:

  • Abortion rights
  • Gender stereotypes 
  • Glass ceiling 
  • Women in non-traditional roles 
  • Women suffrage 
  • Radical feminism 

Northeastern & Beyond Resources

We invite you to explore different organizations available at Northeastern University and in our surrounding communities: 

Student Organizations: 

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