CSW Panel on Teaching as Women and Trans Folks



Teaching as Women and Trans Folks in the Era of Alternative Facts

(Panel Session Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women)

Organizers: Dana Hysock Witham and Meghan Ashlin Rich

This panel session will focus on the challenges that women and trans instructors face, particularly in their efforts to teach and engage students’ critical analysis of persisting inequities of gender, gender identity, sexuality, class, race, age, ability, citizenship, and religion. In a contemporary social and political climate shaped by the rhetoric of “alternative facts,” it is often difficult for students to distinguish empirical evidence from opinion. Participants will also, therefore, propose and discuss strategies for confronting and overcoming the challenges faced by women and trans instructors in this era of “alternative facts.”

Please send your current CV and a brief (one-page or less) narrative explaining the 2-3 discussion points you plan to address on the panel electronically to Dana Hysock Witham at dana.hysock@iup.edu by September 25, 2017. Panelists will be notified of the Committee’s decision by October 5, 2017.

The ESS Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 22-25, 2018 and is being held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.  The theme for the 2018 meeting is “As Time Goes By: Social and Institutional Change.”  For general information about the ESS 2018 Annual Meeting please go to http://www.essnet.org/annual-meeting/overview/.



Dana Hysock Witham and Meghan Ashlin Rich



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