It’s minisode time, and this week I’m picking up some of the threads from last week’s episode plus the peer review for season two plus conversations from my own classroom and pulling them together in either a beautiful tapestry or a tangled knot. Either way, I’m talking about teaching and the politics of the classroom. I touch on why I love talking about teaching, how this podcast might blur the boundaries between teaching and research, and some of the most important lessons I’ve learned from teaching thus far. If you’re a teacher or a student I hope there will be something interesting for you in here. Have some links!
- I read from Dr. Anna Poletti’s peer review of season two; if you’d like to read the rest of that review, you can do that here.
- Here’s a short piece I wrote a couple of years ago about the gendered labour of defending teaching — and students.
- Much of my thinking around the politics of the classroom has been informed by Kevin Gannon‘s work, including this excellent piece on trigger warnings and safe spaces.
- You should definitely read this article by Tressie McMillan Cottom on how endemic racism is on campuses (and why the liberalism of the university has been overstated).
- And a couple of good pieces about how taking on a disproportionate amount of service harms women academics’ careers.
- Finally: Kaarina recommends reading YA, and in turn I’m going to recommend listening to the new podcast by friend and former guest Brenna Clarke Gray, Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr, in which she and cohost Joe take a deep dive into YA novels and their adaptations. It’s awesome! You should listen to it!
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Secret Feminist Agenda is recorded and produced by Hannah McGregor on the traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.