Samples of Student Work

Women in STEM careers

A group of students in my Introduction to Women’s Studies class created this video about lived experiences of women who choose careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The idea for this video came out of students’ “Consciousness Raising” meetings throughout the class.

Video produced by: Alyson Trapp, Jungwoo Chang, Kaeli Heidenreich,
Stephanie Chausow, Randell Seaton

*This project was selected as the best class project by the class in the final showcase at the end of the semester.*

“Who holds up half the sky?” by Andreea Coscai

Andreea Coscai put some of the theories and thinking about multicultural feminisms in my Intersections in Black Feminist Movement and Research class into practice in this podcast about Chinese Feminisms.

“Who Holds up Half the Sky” is an investigative podcast discussing the possibilities of advancing feminist activism in China under censorship and lack of free speech. Influential activist figures appear in China’s history from the Qing dynasty to the Maoist era with its famous quote: “Women Hold up Half the Sky”. But Chinese women have undergone much pressure from foot binding and arranged marriages to unequal pay and domestic violence. Over the years, I have dived deeper into issues of multiculturalism, social activism, and gender identities. This work defines my curiosity which stems from a continuous movement through distinct cultural spaces, which started in China.
You can read more about the podcast, and the research for it, as well as listen to the full interviews and the full-length podcast here:
Cover art by Meaghan Paine
Mixing by Jullian Androkae