Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to write some pretty interesting features on intriguing subjects. I’ve also interviewed some pretty awesome people about their activist or artistic endeavors. Check it out, why don’t you?
My first teaching-related publication, this article was the culmination of several projects in my classes, and is also connected to a presentation we gave at a regional conference. See this post for more information and updates.
This article came out in the summer of 2008, before the economic crisis that followed, and takes a look at the “reverse redlining” cities like Baltimore are attempting to combat.
Sadly, this magazine has ceased publication, but I’m still really proud of this feature on the “free-market educational programs” the Bush administration has been trying to force on community colleges across the country. I’m not a huge fan of the title, but titles have always been a trouble spot for me.
This essay is my contribution to the mothers’ movement rhetoric that has been percolating recently, and asks activists to remember the work and women that have gone before them.
In April of 2006, I traveled to the Engendering Justice: Women, Prisons and Change conference at Barnard College in New York City and covered it for off our backs, the oldest surviving feminist newspaper in the country. Sorry, only a snippet is available at that site, but you can see more as part of the “free trial” the site is advertising, and the piece isn’t archived online anywhere else.
I wrote this piece for Bitch when I was still teaching popular culture, and I still really enjoy it. I like the way it captures the atmosphere that always emerged when my students played games, and the way our critical sides disappeared when we started having fun.
I’ve also published a few short pieces and one longer piece in Bitch, on Suze Orman, Kat Von D the tattooist and Sarah Jessica Parker’s Bitten line of clothing. These articles are not available online, but can be available upon request.
This was my most-linked and discussed piece for years, an interview I did with a lactivist who inspired a campaign to get Starbucks to change their policies on breastfeeding (which I think they did).
Another of my Pop Matters pieces, this interview was a lot of fun to do.