Hi friends. I clipped 5 minutes of a 50-minute lecture from winter 2020 on affect (focusing on anger) because I WANT US TO EMBRACE OUR ANGER. In the clips, I ask: who gets to be angry? who is expected to be civil? who has the privilege of being considered "civil" when they are actually being … Continue reading A 5-minute rant on anger and feminism!
Bisexual Boricua: A Performative Testimonia on the Limitations of Feeling (Brown and Queer) and of Feeling Limitations (PSi25)￼
July 2019PSi25 University of Calgary, CanadaPanel: SEXING: protesting, performing, and experiencing limitations Performing Bi Myself or How To Do Things with Nail Polish I went to PRIDE alone this year (2019). Last year (2018), as has been tradition, my gender-fluid child, my husband, and I covered ourselves in rainbows. My son’s red wagon acted as … Continue reading Bisexual Boricua: A Performative Testimonia on the Limitations of Feeling (Brown and Queer) and of Feeling Limitations (PSi25)￼
Bring Your Pots and Pans: The Calderó as an Instrument of Boricua Resistance Across the Diaspora (NWSA 2019)
November 16, 2019NWSA 2019 San Francisco, CAPanel: "Boricua Resistance Strategies Aquí y Allá" https://videopress.com/v/xKRFJEaG?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Activist Denise Oliver Velez stands at a podium on the stage and says: “We must, must care for Puerto Ricans. The motto of my life has been: ‘Tengo Puerto Rico en mi Corazón,’ I have Puerto Rico in my heart. And … Continue reading Bring Your Pots and Pans: The Calderó as an Instrument of Boricua Resistance Across the Diaspora (NWSA 2019)
The Pedagogical Politics of Latina Feminist Overperformance within the Academy (PSi23 2017)
June 10, 2017Psi23 Hamburg, GermanyPanel: “Feminist Overflows Panel" [performed] Good afternoon class. My name is Dr. Jessica Pabón. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m an Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I realize the convention for professors in our department is to go by a first name, but you can call me Dr., Doctora, … Continue reading The Pedagogical Politics of Latina Feminist Overperformance within the Academy (PSi23 2017)
On tenure and #AcademiaSoWhite
I was asked to contribute to this article on tenure and Black Indigenous People of Color in academia: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Why-tenured-faculty-at-New-York-colleges-are-16255120.php. Here are some highlights: "By the time you get to tenure, you may not want to be there anymore because of what the process has taken from you," Pabón-Colón said. "As the numbers reflect, most of … Continue reading On tenure and #AcademiaSoWhite
Dr. Pabón-Colón on #GirlDad and #BoyMom
I contributed to this Refinery29 piece on parents using the #GirlMom and #BoyDad hashtags: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/07/10600197/boy-mom-girl-dad-hashtags I think most parents want to give their kids the world, and I often wonder why that desire stops short when it comes to gender (and sexuality). Instead of affirmation they get condemnation, instead of acceptance they get rejection. And … Continue reading Dr. Pabón-Colón on #GirlDad and #BoyMom
On white people upholding a culture of white supremacy at SUNY New Paltz…
“We are made constantly and painfully aware of how little effort white women have made to understand and combat their racism, which requires among other things that they have a more than superficial comprehension of race, color, and Black history and culture. Eliminating racism in the white women’s movement is by definition work for white … Continue reading On white people upholding a culture of white supremacy at SUNY New Paltz…
On confederate flags, whiteness, and readiness…
“It has nothing to do with slavery.”
Do you need a fabric face mask?
Dear readers, I've been home since March 13th, 2020. In the midst of this covid19 pandemic, I have not been writing. I have not been reading. I have not been reviewing. Or planning. Or publishing... I have been parenting. Surviving. Teaching. And with my "free time," I have been sewing. I am sewing for my … Continue reading Do you need a fabric face mask?
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