I have had plenty of people ask me about this book over the years, so here’s a piece I wrote on it back when it was flying off the shelves.  Would love to know what folks thought of this book! –Serious spoiler alert–   Everyone is talking about Little Bee. Reviewers love it. It is […]

“It’s a service; it’s needed.” That’s generally the contestation I and many other academics might give for sex work. In fact, I have before. At conferences. Recently, though, when rethinking the proletarianization of people (the idea that we are FIRST workers, not humans) I had to rethink sex work. We are supposed to believe we […] […]

I am shaken this morning.  Again.  Another shooting on a campus.  After twenty years of being in a classroom, I find myself thinking “it is only a matter of time” when I used to think “this could never happen here.” But this morning’s news that a student shot a “brilliant, kind, and caring” 39-year-old professor […]

Join Dr. Colleen Clemens MWF from 1:00-1:50 for ENG 278: Women Writers Around the World. (This course is also cross-listed as WGS 278 as part of the Women’s and Gender Studies minor.) The root of the course is to bring marginalized voices to the forefront for a semester. Often women writers don’t find themselves in […] […]

  On April 30, I facilitated a conversation at Christ Church Neighborhood House on the concept of statehood and its implications for those who do not fit its rigid definitions, including millions of individuals currently seeking refuge worldwide. This discussion gave voice to those who have had to resist notions of statehood, often to save their lives. We also […]

Yesterday Kutztown University honored its graduates of the Women’s and Gender Studies minor by inducting the following students into Triota: Noel Marie Bumm Guadalupe Y. Colon Kayla E. Costello Katherine Elizabeth Douventzidis Kelsey Fuller Katherine Marie Fusciardi Daisy Annabel Heidenreich Sunna Jimenez-Wright Jessica Erin Morrow Shannon North Kendra Ellice O’Donnell Cody Thomas Meghan R. Wilcox […]


The past month has been a whirlwind of the kinds of academic labor no one ever sees or talks about.  So when I hear legislators make comments about my 17-hour-workweek, I want to yell, and then cry, and then write angry letters.  But I don’t have time to do any of those things…because I do […]

blue milk

thinking + motherhood = feminist

The Belle Jar

"Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath


Because no one deserves to be in a box

Kutztown University English Department

Kutztown University English Department

A.M. Clark

"Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength." - G.D Anderson



Amelia Bloomer Project

Recommended Feminist Literature for Birth through 18

Down the Rabbit Hole

Navigating the murky waters of hybridity

Globalizing Women's Issues

I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change... I'm changing the things I cannot accept - Angela Davis


experiences from the edge with Cara Bradley

South Asian American Perspectives on Yoga in America (SAAPYA)

A Platform, A Network: Panels, Workshops, Writing, Speakers Bureau

A Fulbright and Post-University Adventure

My experiences as an ETA Fulbrighter in Sri Lanka (2015-2016)

Discovering Feminism. Rediscovering Myself.

"The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." -Mohadesa Najumi

one woman province

a settler fil-am province of radical feminism and decolonization

Reflections on Gender and Postcolonial Issues

the truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off--gloria steinem



The other Iran

A site about the people of Iran. Please enjoy and share with others.


Divergent Series Uncovered

AN airbrushed society

I hope this opens your eyes.

John Wreford Photographer

Words and Pictures from the Middle East

Jason M. Kelly

publications, research projects, and teaching

Amanda Morris, Ph.D.

Professor, Writing Coach, Consultant, Workshop Facilitator


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