A Message from Dean Barrett

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, our health, our families, our jobs, our education, our travel, our routines, our leisure, and, perhaps most of all, our peace of mind.  Sometime in the 1980s, the term “disruption” acquired a positive connotation, but I’ll follow the lead of the Oxford English Dictionary, which defines it as a “violent …

Feminist Pedagogy in a Pandemic

In moving her introductory and senior seminar courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies online, Assistant Professor Jessica Pabón asked herself:  “How do you empower in the midst of a global pandemic that makes most of us feel powerless?” Pabón’s answer:  weekly “Teaching the Pandemic” discussion prompts that encourage students to reflect on contemporary issues, …