After teaching exclusively for the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland last year, this year I am branching out across campus. During the fall term, I am teaching “Introduction to Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies” for the third consecutive term, and also “The Female Athlete” as part of the collection of core courses that incoming freshman are required to take. In the spring, I will be teaching “Sport and Social Activism” for the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. This class will be tied to intersectionality so that we can view the linkages between, say, the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match and NFL players taking a knee to protest social inequality. Last year, I had the opportunity to build the “Introduction to Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies” course as well as create a course on “Black Feminisms.”
President Tuajuanda Jordan organized a reception for first-generation college students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Its purpose was for students to get to know faculty members who were first-generation college students. The event was a huge success for students and faculty! Many faculty were surprised to find out that other faculty members had been first-generation college students. I am greatly looking forward to the next reception.
My paper, “Intersectionality and Articulation: Epistemological Overlaps,” has been accepted for presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association annual conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, in November 2017. I also received the First Nations / Indigenous Peoples General Conference Registration Grant from the NWSA to facilitate the cost of attending.
I have become the Social Media Editor at Fashion, Style & Popular Culture. You can expect to see more posts on both the Facebook page and a new Twitter handle for the journal (@FSPC_journal). I’m excited about this new position.
My paper, “Charging the Net: A Generational Model of Social Activism in Women’s Professional Tennis,” has been accepted for presentation at the American Sociological Association annual conference to be held in Montreal, Canada, in August 2017.
I received a travel award from the Eastern Sociological Society to attend the annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and present my theoretical paper, “Intersectionality and Articulation: Overlaps and Disconnects.”