Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies: “Damn Straight, We Persisted”

“Persistence is Resistance” is an open-access book that celebrates 50 years of gender, women and sexuality studies (GWSS) by welcoming existing community members and curious folks alike. This book is both about and a manifestation of 50 years of GWSS history.

In just fifty years, GWSS professors went from no programs, no course materials, no full-time professors, to more than can be contained in university walls, including paywalls.

The World is On Fire—But We Must Keep Teaching

On August 22, I went back to school to start my ninth year of teaching. The Amazon rain forest had already been on fire for three weeks. I don’t know if Lisa Delpit knew how literal the title of her book, Teaching When the World Is on Fire, out today, would be—but it illuminates the absolute absurdity of the world we are living and teaching in.