Folx, the crisis in Puerto Rico continues to break my heart. I leave for the island this Friday... I'm posting because I'm still fundraising and have posted two t-shirts on Etsy. I need your help circulating the listings: PaLante! Feminists for Puerto Rico! Most of the proceeds go to local grassroots efforts in Puerto Rico … Continue reading Pa’Lante
On May 16th, 2018, advanced copies of my book arrived from NYU Press. Then a few days later, they started appearing in other people's hands: Do you have yours? Send a selfie via Twitter @JustJess_PhD
The advanced copies are on their way to me, so let the shameless request for reviews of Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora begin! Do you want a free copy of my book? The best way to get one is to write a review! Help me promote the book in academic, activist, and … Continue reading Review Graffiti Grrlz!
My incredibly talented student Sam Manzella wrote a piece for The Riveter Magazine profiling my journey with graffiti grrlz! Check it out: The Fierce Feminist Academic Behind “Graffiti Grrlz” Thanks for the love, Sam!
I hit a milestone today. When I woke up and checked my email I found a Google Alert about a new citation to my work (to lots of my work, actually). Check out "Writing Outside the Gender Lines: Women Graffiti Writers of California and Their Navigation of Public Space," an MA thesis by Denise Nealon, … Continue reading New thesis on women in graffiti!
A collective of women, gender non-binary, and Indigenous faculty of color across institutions and disciplines wrote a response to the recent Chronicle of Higher Education survey on racism in academia. Here is the link to our letter. https://medium.com/@wocfaculty/a-collective-response-to-racism-in-academia-35dc725415c1 We ask that if you are on twitter, please share your thoughts/retweet/etc and tag Chronicle editors @mgriley @lmcmillen … Continue reading A Collective Response to Racism in Academia
SHE'S ALIVE! You can now read the introduction to #GraffitiGrrlz and then use discount code "grrlz" for 20% your pre-order! TOC INTRODUCTION "THE ART OF GETTING OVARIES" (While you read, I'll be over here ugly crying and happy dancing...)
An inside look at women graffiti artists around the world Since the dawn of Hip Hop graffiti writing on the streets of Philadelphia and New York City in the late 1960s, writers have anonymously inscribed their tag names on trains, buildings, and bridges. Passersby are left to imagine who the author might be, and, despite … Continue reading Discount Code for Graffiti Grrlz!
Art and Performance Interest Group Call for Proposals National Women’s Studies Association November 8-11, 2018. Atlanta, Georgia The Arts and Performance Interest Group (APIG) invites submissions for the 2018 NWSA annual conference: “JUST IMAGINE. IMAGINING JUSTICE: Feminist Visions Of Freedom, Dream Making And The Radical Politics Of Futures.” We are particularly interested in sponsoring a … Continue reading National Women’s Studies Association Art and Performance Interest Group Call for Proposals 2018!