With its emphasis on quantification, financialization, and entrepreneurialism, and its attack on the public good, neoliberalism poses a threat to higher education and to feminism by commodifying knowledge, undoing forms of collectivity and solidarity, and privatizing and individualizing forms of resistance.
Just a little over a year ago now, the LGBT rights website vanished from the White House homepage.
I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’” —Toni Morrison, “The Truest Eye”1
Editing and reviewing the work of fellow and future feminists is for me a critical feminist practice.
I try to use my own experience/s as a mixed race, working class, woman with chronic illness as a resource for my teaching, scholarly research, writing and activism.
One feminist practice that is central to both my research and my teaching is the emphasis on what I call feeling out.
One of my feminist practices is disrupting problematic comments or behaviors.
Affect, both genuine and performative, is essential to my teaching.
A feminist practice I try to include in my daily life, professional and personal, is amplification.
One of the feminist practices key to my teaching and research is a feminist practice of citation.