“Break the “fourth wall.” “We don’t have the luxury of bumping into our students on the coffee line. Set up a 15-minute welcome call with students to talk to them about their learning style, what about the content may scare them or excite them,...
Is the Professor Bossy or Brilliant? Much Depends on Gender – NYTimes.com An interactive chart of words taken from millions of student reviews of their instructors offers a vivid illustration of unconscious gender bias. This was posted on...
Wired provides a great round-up of some research comparing screen to paper. Perhaps most surprising – it may be less about the distractions we are exposed to on screen, and more about how a medium lets us know where we are in that text, and how that text is...
Creating opportunities for students to experience slowly allows them to question their assumptions about vision, and to consider that access doesn’t equal learning. Image by krossbow, used under Creative Commons license.
Violence and Gender in the "New" Europe: Islam in German Culture
"Weber's study undertakes a much-needed comprehensive investigation of the contemporary 'regime of gender violence,' that is, the key role violence has played in defining the position of Muslims in the German public sphere (in the larger European context). Through nuanced theorizing as well as careful historical contextualization, Weber develops an intersectional framework for analyzing gendered violence in a way that does not reinforce racialized discourses of cultural and/or religious difference." [more...]
Palgrave Macmillan, January 2013
ISBN: 978-1-137-00708-7, ISBN10: 1-137-00708-7