In The Splintering of the American Mind: Identity Politics, Inequality, and Comunity on Today’s College Campuses, William Eggington examines the shift on college campuses toward identity politics and the relationship that change has to inequality and a growth in divisiveness in American public life. The book is very dry and relatively indirect in its argument, … Continue reading
Note to my real sister: Marissa, you had better not become a serial killer. That shit would stress me out. Set in Nigeria, My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite tells the story of two sisters. One is a dutiful and intelligent nurse who works with a dreamy doctor. The other is gorgeous, charming, careless, and a … Continue reading
Greta, Alyssa, José, and I graduated with out PhDs on August 12. I defended my dissertation in May, and am so thankful to my committee, and especially my chair, Anita, for their help and support along the way. Thanks to you, too, for reading along. You can call me Dr. Kasey now, if you want … Continue reading
Earlier this week, I took my little sister to see Inside Out, a film I had been eagerly anticipating since the first news came out about its production. This is the third time this year that I’ve shown Marissa a movie that made her cry, but it’s probably the first time that the tears stemmed from … Continue reading
While I think Sara Ahmed’s argument about feminist killjoys and the necessity to “kill joy” if that means calling out sexist, racist etc. statements and actions is incredibly important, I find that this blog resonates so well with me too. I don’t think it’s an either/or situation. Feminists “kill joy” to help open other, freer … Continue reading
Excited for Gone, Girl. Can’t wait to read Boy, Snow, Bird. Go, girls and women!