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The Academic Feminist: Koritha Mitchell on lynching, LGBT violence, and love

Welcome back, Academic Feminists. This month’s edition features Koritha Mitchell,
Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University. Her research, which is focused on African-American literature, racial violence, and black drama and performance, has been supported by the Ford Foundation and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Here, Koritha discusses her award-winning book,
Living with Lynching, and her more recent work “Love in Action,” which draws connections between the underlying causes of lynching and contemporary violence against LGBT communities.  Along the way, she shares some of her feminist inspirations and important insights on self-care. You can find out more about Koritha’s work on her blog Kori’s Commentary  and her blog about her book Living ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists. This month’s edition features Koritha Mitchell,
Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University. Her research, which is focused on African-American literature, racial violence, and black drama and performance, has ...

The Academic Feminist: Advocating for Contingent Faculty’s Rights with Marisa Allison

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! This edition of the Academic Feminist
features Marisa Allison, doctoral student in Public and Applied Sociology at George Mason University and a Researcher at the New Faculty Majority Foundation (NFMF), the research arm of the New Faculty Majority. Her research and advocacy work address the academic labor conditions of adjunct and other contingent faculty positions – positions that now make up over 75% of the total faculty in universities and colleges across the U.S. She is currently working with colleagues at NFMF and the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education on collecting the responses of colleges and universities to the Affordable Care Act mandate that would extend healthcare to many of their ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! This edition of the Academic Feminist
features Marisa Allison, doctoral student in Public and Applied Sociology at George Mason University and a Researcher at the New Faculty Majority Foundation (NFMF), the research ...

The Academic Feminist: Summer at the Archives with Chicana por mi Raza

Welcome back, Academic Feminists, to this back-to-school edition of our Summer at the Archives series! This edition features an interview with Maria Cotera, Associate Professor in the Departments of American Culture, Latino/Latina Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. Cotera took time out (from collecting archival materials, in fact!) to talk about her current project, Chicana Por Mi Raza: Uncovering the Hidden History of Chicana Feminism, which aims to collect and preserve materials from two decades of the Chicana feminist movement. Cotera discusses the decision to archive within a specific time period, the process of collecting oral histories, and the important role that access to the archive can play in building relationships between academics and ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists, to this back-to-school edition of our Summer at the Archives series! This edition features an interview with Maria Cotera, Associate Professor in the Departments of American Culture, Latino/Latina Studies and Women’s ...

The Academic Feminist: Summer at the archives with the Visibility Project

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! The second in our Summer at the Archives series features Mia Nakano, lead artist at the Visibility Project, a national portrait and video project dedicated to documenting the voices of Queer Asian American women, trans, and gender non-conforming people. Mia discusses her motivation for the project, and talks about both the inspiration and challenges that have cropped up along the way, as well as some of the current and forthcoming events the project is involved with.

1.     Tell us a little about the Visibility Project. How did you come up with the concept? Are there any other archival projects that inspired you?

Way back in the day, aka in 2003, I was the founding photo-editor at ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! The second in our Summer at the Archives series features Mia Nakano, lead artist at the Visibility Project, a national portrait and video project dedicated to documenting the voices of Queer ...

The Academic Feminist: Summer at the Archives

Welcome back, Academic Feminists. I’m excited to
present the first in a three-part series: Summer at the Archives, because, well, if you’re an academic feminist, you probably can’t think of a better way to s
pend the summer! Kicking things off is an interview with Lisa Darms, Senior Archivist at the Fales Library & Special Collections at NYU, and editor of the recently released book, The Riot Girl Collection, published by the Feminist Press.  Darms talks about her archival work in the context of coming-of-age in the punk scene, discusses the role of theory and absence in the archive, and shares some of her current and former inspirations as an “activist archivist.” Check back next month ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists. I’m excited to
present the first in a three-part series: Summer at the Archives, because, well, if you’re an academic feminist, you probably can’t think of a better way to ...

The Academic Feminist: Women of Color, Racism and Resilience in Academia

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! Today, I am proud to present an interview
with Carmen G. González, professor of law at Seattle University School of Law, who, together with co-editors Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, and Angela P. Harris, recently released the collection,
Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. In what will surely become an invaluable resource for women of color in academia and their allies, Presumed Incompetent features 30 essays from individuals from a variety of disciplines, academic standings, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and geographic contexts.  The racist, sexist, and heteronormative environments recounted in the essays of the collection are at once shocking and horribly predictable; a reminder that, despite ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! Today, I am proud to present an interview
with Carmen G. González, professor of law at Seattle University School of Law, who, together with co-editors Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores ...

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The Academic Feminist: On the loss of academic feminism’s godmother, Mariam K. Chamberlain

Welcome back, Academic Feminists. In a diversion from our usual format, instead of featuring an interview, this edition of the Academic Feminist pays tribute to one of the less widely known, but hugely influential figures in feminist academia and beyond, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain. Mariam, who I was fortunate enough to count as a close friend and mentor, died on April 2, 2013, a few weeks shy of her 95th birthday.

Part of the gift of coming to feminism from academia, like many of us from younger generations do, is that we get to learn about extraordinary women who have been sidelined in mainstream accounts of history. But rarely do we learn about the women who made it possible for ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists. In a diversion from our usual format, instead of featuring an interview, this edition of the Academic Feminist pays tribute to one of the less widely known, but hugely influential figures in ...

The Academic Feminist: Megan McRobert and Isabel Porras on “Bringing the Smize to Higher Ed”

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! For this issue of the Academic Feminist I am thrilled to present Megan McRobert and Isabel Porras, the masterminds behind the tumblr AcademicTyra.  For those of you who haven’t seen it yet (after all, it is fairly new), AcademicTyra drops academic feminist knowledge in GIF-sized Tyra-esque bits,  tackling everything from students’ classroom antics, to relationships with supervisors, to the recent Forbes article that named “university professor” one of the “least stressful jobs” in America. Their posts are funny, smart, and true-to-academic-feminist life – in other words, they are seriously “bringing the smize” to academic feminism.  I came across AcademicTyra via a good friend at UC Davis (shout out to Jo ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! For this issue of the Academic Feminist I am thrilled to present Megan McRobert and Isabel Porras, the masterminds behind the tumblr AcademicTyra.  For those of you who haven’t seen it ...

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