International Women’s Day 2014: Activities

Happy International Women’s Day! This morning I watched Girl Rising for the first time in a year and was just as moved as I was when I saw it in theaters. I’m spending the rest of my day doing edits on an essay about the feminicide and my dissertation prospectus about American schoolgirls in narratives … Continue reading

Girl Rising Out on DVD

Exciting News: Girl Risingis coming out on DVD! Preorder your copy today for its March 4th release. Although the DVD is for home use only, you can check out the Girl Rising webpage for information about educator’s or institutional copies if you want to use the film in your curriculum. It would be great for … Continue reading

Comps Notes: Schooling and Citizenship

In my rationale, and in my studies more generally, education’s connection to citizenship and power is a major theme. For example, I argued that education is used as a tool for creating order in the midst of clashes over migration, race, class, etc. as it both gives people the tools they need to reflect on … Continue reading

Girls and Education Prezi

One of my colleagues invited me to lead a discussion in her WGS 201 (Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies) class this morning. It was a great opportunity to talk to undergrads about the research I do and have a discussion with them about education and girlhood studies. Here’s my Prezi, if you’re interested. I … Continue reading

Gender Matters: Girl Up and Inclusive Feminism

Today I am headed to the Gender Matters Conference at DePaul University in Chicago. I am super excited, because this conference looks fantastic. Highlights include a keynote by J. Jack Halberstam about Gaga Feminism (see explanation of Gaga Feminism), there’s also going to be a one-woman comedy, “Booby Trap,” about surviving breast cancer, and a … Continue reading