Monthly Archives: March 2017

LVAIC Women’s and Gender Studies Conference 2017 is in the books!

We had a great day–over 50 scholars shared work.  Here’s my introduction of the keynote during which I talk about the importance of WGS.

Time to learn more about settler colonialism

We hope you have listened to Episode Seven, and if you haven’t, here you go! Here are some links to help you delve into the topic even more. What Is Settler Colonialism? Settler Colonial Studies blog Change the Mascot! Thomas King’s The Truth About Stories Native Appropriations Indian Country Media Network Let us know if […] […]

Stop Talking for Me

Originally posted on A Postcolonial Something:
American Olympic sabre fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad I’m not really sure when or where the notion of third-world oppression (particularly in the Middle Eastern region) began. Thinking back on my post from last week, I suppose its always been there. To me though, I can only recall it becoming prevalent…

Not All Women

Originally posted on Heather's Post-Colonialism Page:
Another post, another disclaimer. I am an atheist and have been all my life. I come away from this week’s readings troubled with how I can explain my distrust of indoctrinating children into religion without being disrespectful of an adult’s choice in their personal faith. In many ways…

Adichie in the news

I am sitting at my second home enjoying the calm before the storm. I am enjoying my ‘break’ to the best of my ability, but the only real way I know how to relax is by napping….and I can only do that so much. My boyfriends mom is cooking in the kitchen: steak, sweet potatoes, […] […]

Edward Said: Orientalism

Originally posted on English 502: An Introduction:
The concept of Orientalism and the writing of Edward Said seem to be inescapable in the world of Postcolonial scholarship, and unfortunately, the applicability of the ideas to our modern world is alarming. Having read this excerpt first as an undergraduate and now twice as a graduate student, the…

My Invisible Identity: Being a Disabled Woman on International Women’s Day

Originally posted on Her Road Less Traveled:
As I try to figure out where to begin, I am at a loss so perhaps the best thing to do is just come out and say it. Being a disabled woman sucks. Being an intersectional feminist ( someone who tries to examine and include all voices who…

Reflections for Educators

A website for using the Reflections series in the classroom

Small Town Feminist

Thoughts and comments from a college feminist living in a small town.

2016 Presidential Election: Women's and Gender Issues

"Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance." — Kofi Annan

Rise Up Doylestown!

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

KU Postcolonial Theory and Texts: Spring 2017

“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. ... Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.” Edwidge Danticat

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

Her Road Less Traveled

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

Teaching Acceptance

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Gloria Steinem

Anne Imschwei blog

If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears however measured or far away." Thoreau

Jinn's Blog

“There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.” ― Anaïs Nin

A Postcolonial Something

"Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate." -Edward Said

PostColonial Minds

An exploration of ongoing struggles

Heather's Post-Colonialism Page

I have no idea what I am doing, and that's ok.

LGBT Non-Profit Internship

WGS 390: Internship in Women's and Gender Studies

Inside 254

Come inside & chat

Standardized Testing

Why tests are hurting our children

Words by Megan Michael

The Musings of a Literary Feminist

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou