Class Readings

The theorist/troublemaker that I taught the most, devoting entire courses to her work on making trouble and queering theory

Judith Butler

The theorist/killjoy that I taught in several classes and that, if I were still teaching, I would devote entire courses to her work on killing joy, fighting for students and against sexism and racism in the academy

Sara Ahmed

The theorists that I assigned for one week’s reading in my graduate seminar on troublemaking that were challenging and amazing and that nearly melted my brain as I struggled, along with the students, to comprehend and process

  • Jasbir Puar
  • José Esteban Muñoz

The reading that transformed my feminist debates class and my perspective on the value of being curious

Cynthia Enloe’s “Being Curious About Our Lack of Feminist Curiosity”

The authors that transformed my feminist pedagogies class and my own pedagogical practices and that inspired me to radically rethink what it means to be a teacher

  • Paulo Freire
  • Megan Boler
  • Suzanne Luhmann
  • Kevin Kumashiro
  • Elizabeth Ellsworth
  • bell hooks

The book that was fitting as the final reading for the final class that I taught before leaving the academy

Feminism for Real, Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex

The reading that made me think about puking and direct action in ways that I never could have imagined

Sandra Jeppesen’s “Queer anarchist autonomous zones and publics: Direct action vomiting against homonormative consumerism”

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