Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Women’s & Gender Studies and Academic Freedom @ UIUC

Even before the 2014-2015 academic year started, controversy has already been roiling within our higher ed circles. The heat, it seems, is just getting hotter. Specifically, the controversy I’m referring to involves the contentious un-hiring of Dr. Steven Salaita from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) American Indian Studies (AIS) Program’s roster of faculty […]

Sometimes It Doesn’t Pay to be Modest

According to a recent analysis* of JSTOR articles from the past 60 years commissioned by The Chronicle of Higher Education, women are 56% less likely to cite themselves than men are. Moreover, it’s getting worse. Analysis of articles from just the past ten years showed men to be 64% more likely to cite themselves. The overall […]

Collaboration! Suffolk County Community College’s Feminist Film Series

 Shelby Knox speaks at Suffolk County Community College, March 26, 2014 Susan Wood, Media & Reader Services Librarian: Last fall term, I was invited by faculty members in Sociology and in Counseling & Advising to help plan a series of screenings of feminist documentaries on our campus in conjunction with several student organizations.  I was […]

CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium

An announcement from Litwin Books, LLC: CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium The University of Toronto, October 18, 2014 Gender and sexuality are two of the critical organizing axes of contemporary life. Alongside and intersecting with race, class, nation, and others, they constitute the ways through which we make ourselves known to ourselves […]

Gender Composition of Scholarly Publications

Researchers at the University Washington’s Eigenfactor Project have produced a gender browser that shows how many female authors were published in JSTOR journals between 1665 and 2011. A few pertinent facts: For the overall period (1665-2011), only 22% of authorships of any author position are women Women had the highest percentage of authorships (37.3%) for Education […]

Feminist Highlights from 2013

My favorite news sources seem to abound with tidings of feminism’s resurgence in 2013. One of my favorite collages of feminist moments is courtesy of PolicyMic. Of course, as much as I enjoy images like these and reading about feminism in the mainstream media, I can’t help my skepticism. The appearance of the word “feminism” […]

Lessons on Structural Racism Lead to Institutional Racism

Many of us have been following the story of Shannon Gibney, an English professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College who was formally sanctioned by her employer after three white, male students in her class filed a racial harassment complaint against her–all for teaching them about structural racism. Rather than seeing their discomfort with the […]

WSS Program at Annual in Chicago

Gaming, Film, and Ephemera: Women’s Studies and Academic Collections Monday, July 13, 2009 8:00-8:30: WSS Awards Presentation 8:30-12:00: WSS Program Location: McCormick Place West W-192b The panel will address mixed archival collections at the Schlesinger Library, the UIUC Gaming collection, and experiences conducting research on African American women and film. This program will address collection […]

March is Women’s History Month

Celebrate women’s history this March! Let us know how your library is celebrating Women’s History Month and check out these websites for more information about how you can get involved in celebrations this month: The National Women’s History Project Women’s History Month at the Library of Congress Gale Cengage Learning free resources on Women’s History […]