education

A 15-Year-Old's Vision of Public School Dystopia

Last week, I looked at how Malinda Lo and Marie Lu, adult Asian-American authors, wrote race and gender into their worlds. In this... Read more »

Why Are There So Few Female College Presidents?

Women make up a majority of college students, but at the top of the academic ladder, the percentage of women wanes: only 26 percent of college presidents are female. Why is this? Read more »

The Best Conference You've Never Heard of: Empowering Women of Color Conference

I don’t exactly remember  how I discovered the Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) in Berkeley, California but I first attended the event last year. Far from the stuffy conference rooms of a fancy-dancy hotel, EWOCC is a... Read more »

How Can Harvard Help End Rape in India?

Today, six men accused of gang rape in India head to court. If that sounds eerily familiar, it’s because just two months ago, ... Read more »

Queering the Academy: Four Signs Queer Studies is Still Fighting for a Place in Academia

When do you know that you have arrived, as an academic field of study? Has queer studies arrived? Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Law Professor Patricia J. Williams Opens Up

Patricia J. Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University, published these words twenty-five years ago in her renowned essay on slavery, race, gender, and rights called “On Being the Object of Property”: There are moments in my... Read more »

Do We Still Need Women's Colleges? Yes and No.

Women’s colleges were born out of institutionalized sexism. So, do we still need women’s colleges? In mid-December the Huffington Post published a guest editorial by Elizabeth Pfeiffer titled, “... Read more »

Six Tips From Women Working Male-Dominated Engineering Fields

One of my greatest high school regrets is that I never took an auto shop class. I would have had a chance to learn some practical skills like changing oil and changing a tire. At the time, I doubt it fit into my schedule, but entering a class of mostly boys scared me as well. It’s not that I... Read more »

Is there an "Adobe Ceiling" for Latina Women in Academia?

In India, the roof is used as an economic indicator. Whether your roof is made of thatch, tin, or tiles sends a message about your place in society.  Academia has a less-literal ceiling that serves as a symbol of... Read more »

How to Check if Your Syllabus Reinforces Patriarchy

When I received the course guidelines for the first year of my Master’s here in Denmark and Germany, I immediately Googled my future professors. I was disappointed to learn that all except for one were white men (this has since changed – we have a woman and another non-white man, rejoice!).... Read more »

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