A Map for Feminist Solidarity: How to Teach about Women of Color and Reproductive Justice in Jesuit WGS Classrooms

A Map for Feminist Solidarity: How to Teach about Women of Color and Reproductive Justice in... A Map for Feminist Solidarity: How to Teach about Women of Color and Reproductive Justice in Jesuit WGS Classrooms SARA P. DIAZ tutions. After I finished my PhD in femi- Introduction nist studies, I transitioned into a new job I recently had lunch with a colleague with as tenure-track faculty in a women’s and whom I shared that my work on this paper gender studies department at a private, felt like tiptoeing through a minefield. Her with a Jesuit, historically white university eyes widened as she nodded in agree- liberal arts curriculum, where I find myself ment and responded “You are.” We agreed wrestling with three important peda- that one of the most challenging topics gogical questions: (1) How am I to teach to teach in women’s and gender studies about abortion in a way that intellectually (WGS) is abortion. Our students, much engages moral and religious objections? like our society, are deeply polarized into (2) How will I help my racially and eco- pro-life and pro-choice positions. How are nomically privileged students critique the we to teach about the social and economic individualist, meritocratic, and colorblind context of this important topic in such ideologies that structure both the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Feminist Teacher University of Illinois Press

A Map for Feminist Solidarity: How to Teach about Women of Color and Reproductive Justice in Jesuit WGS Classrooms

Feminist Teacher, Volume 27 (1) – Aug 24, 2018

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1934-6034

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A Map for Feminist Solidarity: How to Teach about Women of Color and Reproductive Justice in Jesuit WGS Classrooms SARA P. DIAZ tutions. After I finished my PhD in femi- Introduction nist studies, I transitioned into a new job I recently had lunch with a colleague with as tenure-track faculty in a women’s and whom I shared that my work on this paper gender studies department at a private, felt like tiptoeing through a minefield. Her with a Jesuit, historically white university eyes widened as she nodded in agree- liberal arts curriculum, where I find myself ment and responded “You are.” We agreed wrestling with three important peda- that one of the most challenging topics gogical questions: (1) How am I to teach to teach in women’s and gender studies about abortion in a way that intellectually (WGS) is abortion. Our students, much engages moral and religious objections? like our society, are deeply polarized into (2) How will I help my racially and eco- pro-life and pro-choice positions. How are nomically privileged students critique the we to teach about the social and economic individualist, meritocratic, and colorblind context of this important topic in such ideologies that structure both the

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Published: Aug 24, 2018

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