“Graffiti Grrlz” Book Reading/Signing at Bluestockings 9/14 7PM

On September 14th at 7 PM at Bluestockings, Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón will join NYC-based graffiti writer Claw Money to discuss Pabón-Colón‘s new book, Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip-Hop Diaspora (NYU Press 2018). Graffiti Grrlz is the first significant interrogation into the gender politics of the art form and culture of graffiti. Pabón-Colón, an… Read More

Why I use Digital Pedagogies: a not-quite manifesto on teaching in the age of digital feminist movement.

For better or for worse, feminist ideologies, representations, and actions are now widely circulated online and my job is to prepare students to be leaders of our collective feminist future. I firmly believe that we must train our students to wield the tools in the digital sphere as weapons for revolutionary decolonial social justice projects. Read More

On Women and Deviance

Last Friday I had the great pleasure of appearing on the local news station Radio Kingston with Hillary Harvey (host of the program The Source) and Allison McKim (my colleague who teaches at Bard College). In this segment, we talk about “women and deviance” in relation to #policing #mothers #breastfeeding #graffiti #recovery #agency #power #decency #mentalhealth #institutions… Read More

Graff Grrlz News: Malala Yousafzai visits Rede Nami #MalalaNaNAMI

On July 11th, Malala Yousafzai visited Panmela Castro’s (aka Anarkia Boladona) urban art organization Rede Nami. Not one to let anyone walk away without picking up a can, Panmela invited Malala and her group to spray paint with a stencil. Malala chose to paint one depicting the late feminist activist #MarielleFranco. Encounters like this make my… Read More

A Collective Response to Racism in Academia

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. View story at Medium.com We ask that if you are on twitter, please share your thoughts/retweet/etc and tag… Read More