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Practice and Performance: Teaching Urban Literature at the Less than Liberal Arts
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“…Literature can be our teacher as well as our object of investigation” —Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak To say that being the only African American woman professor at a small, liberal arts college in
Bonds of Difference: Participation as Inclusion
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As teachers who consider the whole world a virtual classroom and community, many of us sometimes mistakenly assume that if we create space for representing the “voice” of the marginalized, all will be
Bonds of Difference: Illusions of Inclusion
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A bull that went blind during the monsoon forgets that the world is not always green. — Nepalese proverb Thanks largely to the advent of MOOCs, more scholars around the world are engaged in
Breaking Binary: Facebook and Teachable Moments
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I was in my car, pulling into the driveway after picking up some takeout. The radio was tuned to NPR, but I wasn’t paying that close of attention. I was exhausted after
Culture, Education, and Difference: Negotiating a Pedagogy of Shared Experience
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“To the naked eye, I may seem normal just like another student or individual; however, behind the mask, I am constantly reminded that I am different from everybody else. I am not sure
An Encounter with Pedagogical (H)alterity
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I am stuck with the following story — not only with it, but by it. My decision to articulate it is always marked by haltings and hesitations, whether I’m inscribing it here or
Finding My Voice as a Minority Teacher
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As a high-school teacher, I kept quiet about my sexuality because I didn’t want to draw attention to it. Instead, I created a deafening silence, a vacuum that tugged on everything around
The Pleasures, the Perils, and the Pursuit of Pedagogical Intimacy
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Intimacy lacks a satisfying definition. It is, according to the New American Oxford Dictionary, “a close familiarity of friendship; a private atmosphere; or an intimate act (especially sex).” To be intimate with someone
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