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I’m a Capstone! so something good has come of me being on the twitter

I honestly have no idea what most of this Comm Theory means, but I think it is cool students were interested enough in my experience on social media to study it!  I am sharing with permission from Mike, soon-to-be KU grad! Capstone Poster Possible Final Copy

Encomium

I don’t think I am worthy of an encomium, but I do think it is cool one of my WGS students thinks I am.  With Tyler’s permission, sharing this super-sweet essay. Nevertheless, She Persisted: A Professor’s Perseverance against Hate Have you ever had a professor who caused an uproar on social media with just one […]

Through a Student’s Eyes

One of my rad students wrote this profile of me for her class:   Colleen Clemens sits outside the cafe within the Rohrbach Library at Kutztown University, coffee cup in hand, awaiting her interview. As per usual, her hair is tousled into a messy bun, the under layer a magenta purple. She sports a graphic […]

Why I Will Walk the Line On October 19

I am going on strike because this is my twentieth year in the classroom and I am on step four at my university because the state system 1) did not see any “connection” between my other years of teaching and my teaching at KU and 2) refused to negotiate a contract with us once already […]

Lindy West coming to KU!

Join us for a great night!  No tickets required.  Community is invited to attend.

Fifteen Years Later

Just as I was 15 years ago when the horrors began to unfold, today I was teaching when we remembered the planes hitting buildings. Today church bells rang twice during my class.   Today I knew what those bells were for.  Fifteen years ago I was teaching second period, Honors English 12.  It was a […]

Defending Trigger Warnings as I begin YEAR 20 in the classroom

In the past three days, I have been interviewed twice about trigger warnings.  What I have realized from these two interviews is that many issues are being conflated into one, and the term “trigger warning” is now synonymous with “censorship.” You can listen to my ten-minute interview with Dom Giordano on CBS Radio here.  I was […]

Misogynoir at the Olympics and in the News

I recently wrote a few articles for Teaching Tolerance about the Olympic coverage and how it can be used in the classroom.  The original draft of my piece about intersectionality talks about misogynoir, a term that suddenly everyone is googling: Phelps’s subject position is rooted in being one of the greatest swimmers of all time—but his male […]

The Labor is Real. Or, I Am Still Here. And Here’s Where I’ve Been

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 […]

Bitch Planet in the classroom

This week I taught Bitch Planet‘s first volume (numbers 1-5) in my Women and Violence in Contemporary Texts course.  Some students had the hard copy.  Some brought their iPads.  A few read it on their smartphones (oh, to have young eyes not destroyed by grad school).  A few read it on smartphones with cracked screens. […]

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