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1 Julie Shayne, PhD Lecturer Univ Washington, Bothell Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Affiliate Associate Professor Univ Washington, Seattle Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies © ~ Julie Shayne

2 Case studies about social movements Combined w/ discussions of activist-scholar tensions Image by Claudia Denegri; accessed from © ~ Julie Shayne

3 Degrees  Romance Languages & Lit  Cultural Studies  Psychology & Quantitative Methods  Women’s Studies  American Studies  Theater  Latin American History  English  Teaching  Sociology  Cultural & Social Anthro Departments  Spanish  Psychology  African Studies  Theater Education  Writing Program  Latin American Lit  Cultural Studies  Creative Writing  Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences  Anthropology © ~ Julie Shayne

4 Cases: Underground libraries, human rights & theater, feminist community media & video, domestic violence & immigrants, sex work advocacy, exile, rural feminism, and writing & reading as activism Themes: Stories; fusion of activism, scholarship, theory, & reflection: praxis; resulting academic tensions © ~ Julie Shayne

5 Margaret Randall, writer, poet, photographer, activist, and professor talks about decades of taking political, personal, and academic risks Background image from © ~ Julie Shayne

6 Themes in the Intro: 1) Passion project 2) Activist scholarship 3) Stories 4) The book as transnational feminist theory 5) About risks © ~ Julie Shayne

7 Texts, Stories, and Activism © ~ Julie Shayne

8 Power of language to oppress and liberate Tension: Exile Image from the Ottawa International Writers Festival webpage © ~ Julie Shayne

9 Representation of memory and absence in fiction and national monuments Tension: Why read? Why learn? Photos from: Dolff-Bonekamper, Gabi. (2002). “Sites of hurtful memory.” In Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter Summer © ~ Julie Shayne

10 Chilean exile feminism in Vancouver, BC Tension: Sociology vs. social history Images from They Used to Call Us Witches (Lexington 2009) © ~ Julie Shayne

11 Independent library movement in Cuba Tension: Academic freedom versus political activism Photo by: Orlando Luis Pardo © ~ Julie Shayne

12 Performed Stories of Social Justice © ~ Julie Shayne

13 Counter-narratives of Medellín in their own words Tensions: Building a transnational archive among community and academy; mobility of stories vs. mobility of the women who tell them Photos by Tamera Marko © ~ Julie Shayne

14 Community media collectives in Venezuela Tension Activist scholarship & intl. solidarity Photos by Robin Garcia © ~ Julie Shayne

15 Uncovering the stories of the women of Ciudad Juarez Tension: Insider/outsider engagement in human rights issues through artistic representation Photo by ©Jorge Uzon/AFP, Amnesty International © ~ Julie Shayne

16 Activist Stories from the Grassroots © ~ Julie Shayne

17 Sex worker advocacy in Bahia, Brazil Tension: How being an African American woman, often presumed to be a sex worker, effected her research “Without shame of being a prostitute … Without shame, garota. You have a profession” From: © ~ Julie Shayne

18 Latina immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence struggles for autonomy & citizenship in the U.S. Tensions: Researcher/activist and insider/outsider “My Soul Has Survived” by Andrea Wellnetz arte-ana.com/virtual_gallery/exhibits/corazon_exhibit03/gallery_exhibit_heart7 © ~ Julie Shayne

19 Discussion of rural feminism in Nicaragua Tension: Oral history vs. quantitative psychology From: Movimiento Autónomo de Mujeres (MAM) facebook. Background image from This Week In History webpage © ~ Julie Shayne

20 Interdisciplinary spaces are more open to activist scholarship and activist scholars must use our cultural capital in service of social justice © ~ Julie Shayne

21 Personal narrative on career versus quality of life Anacortes, WA (Sept ‘11) Lopez Island, WA (Sept ‘12) © ~ Julie Shayne

22 © ~ Julie Shayne


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