Scholar and Feminist Online 14.2
Fall 2017

Thinking Queer Activism Transnationally

Gema Pérez-Sánchez and Brenna Munro

This issue of Scholar and Feminist Online, edited by Gema Pérez-Sánchez and Brenna Munro, theorizes and engages with queer activism across national boundaries and between the Global North and Global South. Grappling with ideas and issues including transnational solidarity, human rights, coalitional politics, im/migration, diaspora, borders, and imperalism, contributors offer examples of multi-directional, multi-vocal, strategic, and affective activist practices for a transnational queer activist agenda.

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Scholar and Feminist Online 14.2
Spring 2017


Elizabeth Castelli

This issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online, edited by Elizabeth A. Castelli, brings together scholarship rooted in Queer Studies and Religious Studies, exploring the intersections of these areas of inquiry which are too-often constructed as entirely separate. The contributions to this volume are largely drawn from a BCRW-convening entitled “At the Intersection of Queer Studies and Religion,” held in November 2013. Together, these short essays contribute to a theoretical and empirical cartography for mapping the terrain at the intersections of queer studies and religion.

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Scholar and Feminist Online 13.3 - 14.1
Fall 2016

Traversing Technologies

Patrick Keilty and Leslie Regan Shade

In “Traversing Technology,” scholars drawn primarily from the arts and humanities offer close readings of the multifaceted histories, consequences, potential adaptations and mutilations of scientific and technical productions. Uniting these diverse sites of inquiry is the necessity of movement in order to understand or act—the refusal of a god’s eye view frozen in one all seeing perspective. The authors refuse a physical/virtual division, as they map the monstrous meanings of suburban homes, dive into scatalogical biopolitical governmentalities, surface the long gendered pre-history of selfie culture, celebrate trans people of color’s poetic stitching of social wounds, trace the frequent construction of Asian Americans as racialized machines, link the prescient wisdom of the Combahee River Collective to the ways internet architecture imperils black lives, generate new opportunities to infect technology with viral feminist knowledges, and offer up the parasite as a model for our relationship to social networks.

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biopolitics, futurity, gender, race, social networks, surveillance, technology

Scholar and Feminist Online: 13.2
Spring 2016

Navigating Neoliberalism in the Academy, Nonprofits, and Beyond

Soniya Munshi and Craig Willse

This issue of S&F Online looks at the nonprofit and the university as two key sites in which neoliberal social and economic formations are constituted and contested. Emerging out of a 2009 meeting at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting convened by Munshi and Willse and drawing on the theoretical and historical models articulated by INCITE! Women, Gender Non-conforming, and Trans People of Color Against Violence, the collection asks: What are the possibilities for transformative politics given the capacity of neoliberal capital to incorporate, absorb and/or neutralize demands for social justice?

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academy, activism, economic justice, education, gender, immigration, intersectionality, labor, policy, politics, prisons, queer, race

Double Issue 12.3-13.1
Summer 2014/Fall 2014

The Worlds of Ntozake Shange

Kim F. Hall, Monica L. Miller, and Yvette Christiansë

“The Worlds of Ntozake Shange” highlights Shange’s centrality to black feminism and the continuing impact of her work both within and outside the academy. In addition to working as a poet, novelist, and choreographer, Shange created the choreopoem, a form that links the physicality of dancing and music to the written word. The contributors in this issue examine Shange’s continuing impact on literature, theatre, popular culture, feminist, afrodiasporic and queer movements, with many pointing to her linguistic innovations (for instance, her fluid movement across languages, prominent use of both slashes and lowercase letters) as tools that have proven vital to feminist practice. The “Worlds of Ntozake Shange” draws necessary attention to the fact that this artist has long been a creative force, providing new language and possibilities for both intellectual and artistic productions.

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academy, africana, arts, barnard, dance, gender, intersectionality, latina, literature, performance, queer, race, sexuality, writing

Scholar and Feminist Online: 12.1-12.2
Fall 2013/Spring 2014

Activism and the Academy

Janet R. Jakobsen and Catherine Sameh

This issue is organized around continuing the conversations that took place between scholars, activists, and scholar/activists at these conferences. In their writing, the contributors take up the discussions begun at the panels and included here in video, so as to shed light on the complexity of oppressions in the current moment—and remind those committed to a more just world to celebrate the good times we’ve had, and imagine those we might create.

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academy, activism, arts, barnard, class, economic justice, education, gender, history, labor, prisons, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, transgender, transnational

Scholar and Feminist Online: 11.3
Summer 2013

Life (Un)Ltd: Feminism, Bioscience, Race

Rachel C. Lee

Like the symposium, this special issue foregrounds scholarship at the intersections of science and technology studies, feminist and queer studies, and race and postcolonial studies. The authors explore key questions emerging from the intensive biotechnological management of life that marks our age. Exploring the ways in which certain bodies and lands become, as they have for many centuries, the extractable material for scientific “discovery,” the authors make questions of gender, sexuality, and reproduction central to their queries.

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biology, class, economic justice, gender, health, history, human rights, labor, performance, pregnancy, queer, race, reproductive justice, reproductive technology, science, sexuality, technology, transgender, transnational, violence

Scholar and Feminist Online: 11.1-11.2
Fall 2012/Spring 2013

Gender, Justice, and Neoliberal Transformations

Guest edited by Elizabeth Bernstein and Janet R. Jakobsen

This issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online forges new ground by weaving together issues of gender and sexuality, usually sidelined in conversations about neoliberalism, with questions of the economy and political processes. Emerging out of a 2012 international workshop on the mutual imbrication of economic, cultural, and political structures of neoliberalism with the vast changes in gendered and sexual life, “Gender, Justice, and Neoliberal Transformations” seeks new lines of inquiry to explore the extreme disparities of wealth across the globe, as well as new and old forms of social inequality.

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activism, arts, class, economic justice, gender, health, history, immigration, labor, photography, politics, prisons, queer, race, sexuality, transgender, violence

Scholar and Feminist Online 10.3
Summer 2012

Feminist Media Theory: Iterations of Social Difference

Guest edited by Jonathan Beller

Contributors include Jonathan Beller, Katrina Brown, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Dina Gadia, Cindy Gao, Marina Gržinić, Orit Halpern, Rosanna Irvine, Katie King, Deborah Levitt, Negar Mottahedeh, Roya Rastegar, Catherine Sameh, and Manuel Vason.

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arts, film, gender, history, media, photography, queer, race, sexuality, technology

Scholar and Feminist Online: 10.1-10.2
Fall 2011/Spring 2012

A New Queer Agenda

Joseph N. DeFilippis, Lisa Duggan, Kenyon Farrow, and Richard Kim

With this issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online, the Barnard Center for Research on Women celebrates our ongoing collaboration with Queers for Economic Justice. Through this partnership, we have been engaging activists, academics and organizers around a vision and practice of cross-issue organizing that sees gender and sex as central to issues like immigration, poverty, homelessness, gentrification, and drug use. “A New Queer Agenda” pushes beyond the vision of security and belonging offered through gay marriage to a broader politics of economic, political and sexual justice for all.

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activism, class, disability, economic justice, gender, health, history, human rights, immigration, intersectionality, labor, parenting, photography, politics, queer, race, reproductive justice, sexuality, transgender

Scholar and Feminist Online: 9.3
Summer 2011

Religion and the Body

Dominic Wetzel

Contributors include Kaucyila Brooke, Ann Burlein, Lindsay Caplan, Janet R. Jakobsen, Ins Kromminga, Laura Levitt, Minoo Moallem, Carlo Quispe, Catherine Sameh, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Saadia Toor, Dominic Wetzel, Melissa Wilcox, Paul Wirhun, and David Wojnarowicz.

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activism, arts, Christianity, gender, islam, judaism, queer, religion, sexuality

Scholar and Feminist Online: 9.1-9.2
Fall 2010/Spring 2011

Critical Conceptions: Technology, Justice, and the Global Reproductive Market

Rebecca Jordan-Young

Contributors include Gwendolyn Beetham, Claudia Castañeda, The Center for Bioethics and Culture, Wendy Chavkin, Jeanne Flavin, Sarah Franklin, Ana María García, Faye Ginsburg, Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Rebecca Haimowitz, Anna Harrington, Judith Helfand, Sujatha Jesudason, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Jessaca Leinaweaver, Iris Lopez, Susan Markens, Carol Mason, Faith Pennick, Rayna Rapp, Catherine Sameh, Vaishali Sinha, Debora Spar, Kalindi Vora, Catherine Waldby, and Karen Winkler.

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activism, africana, arts, biology, children, class, disability, environment, film, health, intersectionality, latina, media, parenting, policy, pregnancy, prisons, queer, race, reproductive technology, scholar & feminist, science, technology, transgender, transnational