Colorado College News: Feminist & Gender Studies, Judy Fisher ('20) Accepted into Purdue Graduate Diversity Visitation Program Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:36:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that&nbsp;Judy Fisher (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '20) will visit <a href="" target="_blank">Purdue University</a> this November as a participant in the fully-funded <a href="" target="_blank">Graduate Diversity Visitation Program</a>&nbsp;(GDVP).&nbsp;</p> <p>GDVP was established in 1988 to bring outstanding underrepresented minority undergraduate students to Purdue in order to&nbsp;meet faculty and current graduate students as they consider post-graduate studies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Lexi Davis ('18) Promoted at the Denver Public Library Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:01:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Lexi Davis (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '18) was recently promoted to Clerk at the <a href="" target="_blank">Sam Gary Branch</a> of the Denver Public Library.</p> <p>Founded in June 1889, the <a href="" target="_blank">Denver Public Library</a>&nbsp;"connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen [the] community."&nbsp;</p> Susie Simmons ('18) Joins the ACLU of Colorado Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:57:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Susie Simmons (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '18) recently became Development Coordinator for the <a href="" target="_blank">American Civil Liberties Union</a> (ACLU) of Colorado in Denver.</p> <p>The ACLU "is the nation&rsquo;s foremost defender of constitutional rights and civil liberties." More specifically, the ACLU of Colorado works "in the courts, in the legislature, and in communities across the state to protect and advance civil rights and civil liberties for all. Founded in 1952, ACLU of Colorado is a strong, growing organization with thousands of members, supporters, and activists."</p> <p>As Development Coordinator, Susie will be tasked with advancing the organization's "strategic priorities by effectively ensuring the smooth administration of the organization&rsquo;s development operations to raise funds for the organization."</p> Spencer Spotts ('17) Becomes Strategic Programs Manager for CHN Sun, 21 Jul 2019 08:52:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Spencer Spotts (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '17) recently accepted the Strategic Programs Manager for the <a href="" target="_blank">Colorado Health Network</a>&nbsp;in Denver.</p> <p>"Since 1983, Colorado Health Network (CHN) has sought to innovatively, equitably meet the evolving needs of individuals in Colorado living with and at risk of acquiring HIV. Colorado Health Network is a statewide organization and currently serves over 5,250 individuals living with and at risk for HIV by providing a broad spectrum of holistic support services including medical and oral health care, testing and prevention services, case management, mental health, and substance abuse counseling, nutrition services, and financial assistance. Each service CHN provides is strategically designed to help empower people elimate barriers to trement and care, empower people to make healthy choices, increase their stability and live enhanced, healthier lives."</p> <p>As Strategic Programs Manager, Spotts noted that they will with work closely with CHN's "Research and Strategy Officer on innovative initiatives focused on the organization&rsquo;s statewide needs, as well as finding new opportunities within the ever-changing landscape (and future) of HIV and sexual health services." More specifically, Spotts will be focused on "implementing and developing CHN's new PrEP Peer Educator Network, growing new youth-focused sexual health initiatives, working closely with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee on upcoming projects, leading some social media and marketing efforts, and other strategic initiatives as assigned."</p> <p>Spotts previously worked for CHN over this past year as&nbsp;the <a href="" target="_blank">HeyDenver</a> Program Manager.</p> Dorsa Djalilzadeh '18 Joins The Feminist Press Wed, 29 May 2019 11:37:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Dorsa Djalilzadeh (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies and Political Science '18) recently became Executive Operations and Development Coordinator at The Feminist Press!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">The Feminist Press</a> is "an educational nonprofit organization founded to advance women's rights and amplify feminist perspectives. FP publishes classic and new writing from around the world, creates cutting-edge programs, and elevates silenced and marginalized voices in order to support personal transformation and social justice for all people."&nbsp;</p> <p>Dorsa will be responsible for daily operations, fundraising, and managing the&nbsp;Board of Directors.</p> Madison Doerre (FGS Minor '19) to Attend Graduate School at Texas A&M University Thu, 16 May 2019 07:11:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Madison Doerre (Sociology Major and Feminist &amp; Gender Studies Minor '19) was recently accepted into graduate school at <a href="" target="_blank">Texas A&amp;M University</a>, where she will pursue an M.S. in <a href="" target="_blank">Sport Management</a>!</p> <p>According to the University, "The Masters of Science in Sport Management program provides students the skill sets necessary to become future leaders of sport organizations as administrators, managers, and decision makers. Students are prepared for careers in university and interscholastic athletic departments, professional sports, media and communications operations, health and country clubs, charitable and youth organizations, as well as a diversity of roles in the areas of sport marketing and promotions, facility management and planning, event management and planning, and activity programming."</p> Dr. Heidi R. Lewis Published in Unteilbar: Bündnisse gegen Rassismus Mon, 01 Apr 2019 12:43:00 MDT <p>Dr. Heidi R. Lewis (Director and Associate Professor of Feminist &amp; Gender Studies) was recently published in <em><a href="" target="_blank">Unteilbar: B&uuml;ndnisse gegen Rassismus</a></em>&nbsp;(UNRAST-Verlag, 2019) at the invitation of Editor <a href="" target="_blank">Jule B&ouml;nkost</a>.</p> <p><em>Unteilbar</em>&nbsp;examines&nbsp;intersectional and transnational perspectives on racism as a structural system of domination and oppression, focusing on approaches and dimensions of allyship, examples of practical implementation,&nbsp;and the possibilities of resistance.</p> <p>In "Hidden Spaces, Hidden Narratives&mdash;Intersectionality Studies in Berlin: A Case Study in Critical Feminist Alliance Work," Dr. Lewis examines the development of her study abroad course, "<a href="" target="_blank">Hidden Spaces, Hidden Narratives: Intersectionality Studies in Berlin</a>," which she has taught annually since 2014.&nbsp;Through myriad multidisciplinary critical perspectives&mdash;such as Black Feminism, Transnational Feminism, and Critical Race Theory&mdash;this course examines how the identities of Black, Jewish, Turkish, and LGBTQI communities, as well as (im)migrants, refugees, victims of Neo-Nazi terrorism and police brutality, and other marginalized people are constructed in Germany&mdash;particularly how these constructions are dependent on racism, heterosexism, colonialism, and other forms of oppression. Additionally, it examines how these people and communities resist and reproduce these narratives as they construct their subjectivities.</p> Susie Simmons ('18) becomes Legal Advocate for Family Tree Tue, 06 Nov 2018 20:11:00 MST <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Susie Simmons ('18) recently earned a Legal Advocate position at Family Tree Colorado in Denver!</p> <p>Operating since 1976,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Family Tree</a> is a non-profit&nbsp;"human services agency providing innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness." As a Legal Advocate, Susie will&nbsp;work directly with&nbsp;survivors of domestic violence in civil court cases.</p> Dr. Heidi R. Lewis Receives AALAC Grant Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:47:00 MDT <p>Dr. Heidi R. Lewis (Director and Associate Professor of Feminist &amp; Gender Studies), in collaboration with&nbsp;Dr. <a href="" target="_blank">Kai M. Green</a> (Williams College) and Dr. <a href="" target="_blank">Kimberly Love</a> (Williams College), was recently awarded a grant from the <a href="" target="_blank">Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges</a>&nbsp;(AALAC) to organize and host a faculty workshop entitled "<a href="" target="_blank">From the Archive of Our Black Lives: How to Write and Tell Black (Hi)stories Across Genre and Form</a>."</p> <p>This workshop will allow participants to discuss current oral history and ethnographic projects and to collaborate with artists as they think through innovative ways of sharing narratives. Each day will feature three sessions designed to examine Oral History, Dynamic Performance and Mixed Media Storytelling, followed by sessions during which participants will work on their projects.</p> <p>The AALAC,&nbsp;which includes <a href="" target="_blank">Colorado College</a>, "strives to advance liberal arts education through collective efforts to support faculty research and teaching so as to enhance the overall experience of students and to develop faculty leadership. By working together, AALAC members seek to develop a broader view of their institutions in the landscape of higher education and thereby to address more effectively the pressing challenges facing American liberal arts colleges. Through assessment of AALAC activities and dissemination of our findings, the organization seeks to share best practices with other liberal arts colleges and to make the case to the larger public for the value of liberal education in the twenty-first century."</p> Dr. Heidi R. Lewis Published in the Journal of Black Sexuality & Relationships Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:47:00 MDT <p>Dr. Heidi R. Lewis (Director and Associate Professor of Feminist &amp; Gender Studies) was recently published in the <em><a href="" target="_blank">Journal of Black Sexuality &amp; Relationships</a></em>&nbsp;at the invitation of&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank">Dr. Jeanine Staples</a>, who edited a special edition entitled&nbsp;Toward Critical and Creative Explorations of the t/Terror Narratives of Black and Brown Girls and Women to Inform Social Justice for Emotional Justice through New Literacies Studies.</p> <p>Dr. Lewis's article, entitled "<a href="" target="_blank">Damn, I Love the Strippers! A Black Feminist Analysis of Rihanna&rsquo;s 'Pour It Up,'</a>" is based on a short piece she wrote about the video in "<a href="" target="_blank">Sound Off: Black Women Writers Respond to Rihanna&rsquo;s 'Pour it Up'</a>" alongside Janet Mock and Sylvia A. Harvey for <em><a href="" target="_blank">The Feminist Wire</a>&nbsp;</em>at the invitation of <a href="" target="_blank">Darnell L. Moore</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The&nbsp;<em>Journal of Black Sexuality &amp; Relationships&nbsp;</em>(University of Nebraska Press)&nbsp;"is devoted to addressing the epistemological, ontological, and social construction of sexual expression and relationships of persons within the African diaspora" and "seeks to take into account the transhistorical substrates that subsume behavioral, affective, and cognitive functioning of persons of African descent as well as those who educate or clinically serve this important population."</p>