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Judy Lynne Fisher ('20) Cited in Feminist Research Text

Feminist & Gender Studies is proud to announce Judy Lynne Fisher ('20) was cited in Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice by Drs. Patricia Leavy and Anne Harris (Guilford Press, 2018).

In the text, "which immerses the reader in cutting-edge theories, methods, and practical strategies," the authors cite "Ecofeminism and the Dakota Access Pipeline" (2016), an essay Fisher submitted as a first-year student in her first college course, FG110 Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies with Dr. Heidi R. Lewis. More specifically, in a section entitled "Ecofeminism and 21st-Century Critical Feminisms," Leavy and Harris write:

The emergence of the powerful #NoDAPL Twitter hashtag is a fitting end to this chapter on public scholarship and critical perspectives, because it is a site of intersection for the oppression of women, nature, and indigenous peoples, and what some have come to term ecofeminisms. Fisher (2016) has written that the issue relates to a subgroup of radical feminism called ecofeminism, which links the exploitation of women and of nature, and the concept of biopiracy, or the commercial use of natural resources. These concepts are integral to the analysis of this event because of its exploitation of nature for monetary and material gains (236).

However, this isn't the first time Fisher has been honored for her brilliant work in Indigenous Feminist Studies. Following the publication of the aforementioned essay in The Monthly Rag online, which she was encouraged to submit by Lewis, Fisher was invited by Dr. Rebecca Martínez, then professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri and author of Marked Women: The Cultural Politics of Cervical Cancer in Venezuela (winner of the 2019 Eileen Basker Memorial Prize from the Society for Medical Anthropology), to speak in the latter's Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies course to discuss the relationships between ecofeminism and the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

For these reasons and so many more, we continue to be excited by Fisher, now a Ph.D. student in American Studies at Purdue University, and her commitment to serious study and careful activism. Congratulations, Judy! We are so proud to know you!

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