Category Archives: teaching

key concepts of GWS and why they might make the academy angry

Earlier this week the National Women’s Studies Association published a document addressing some problems and new guidelines for evaluating tenure and scholarship in the field of Gender and Women’s Studies (for simplicity, we’ll just go with that name, even though … Continue reading

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a guide to friending/tweeting/blogging with non-peers

Ok, so having throughly convinced you in my last post that using social media with non-peers is extremely important…I want to make a list of guiding principles for connecting with non-peers on social media sites. While I have thought carefully … Continue reading

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Dear Small Liberal Arts College

Dear Small Liberal Arts College, You want me. I am an excellent teacher. My students say that my classes are their favorite, that they learned more in my class than in any other college course, that I am organized, personable, … Continue reading

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feminist pedagogies

One of the most important boundaries that I transgress is by bringing feminism into the classroom. In this post, I would like to think about what feminist pedagogy entails. I think that at the heart of feminism is a commitment to … Continue reading

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why “transgressing boundaries”?

The phrase “transgressing boundaries” comes from one of my two favorite feminists, bell hooks. bell hooks is a Black, American, feminist, educator who writes about sexism, racism, popular culture, teaching, and other things that are super important and right up my … Continue reading

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