Scholar, Writer, Educator, Critic

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Select Projects

earthWomen Creating Change
Online Resume Resources Pages (Visit Site)

Created for the undergraduate course “Women Creating Change” in the Fall 2012 semester, this education site presents students’ research, made available via online resumes, of various women throughout history and across the globe who have impacted our world through significant political, cultural, and social change.

cartographyMapping Women’s Lives
Interactive Digital Map Project (Visit Site)

Created for the undergraduate course “Global Perspectives on Women” in the Spring 2011 semester, this educational and interactive, multimedia site uses Google Maps, digital video, and research to explore different issues impacting on women’s lives in global, transnational, and historical perspectives.

worldMapping Cinema
Interactive Digital Map Project (Visit Site)

Created in the undergraduate course “Gender and Nation in World Cinema” during the Fall 2010 semester, this educational and interactive, multimedia site explores various film “locations” – in the story, in the production, and in audience reception. Integrating Google Maps and digital video, this project highlights the global processes that shape our world cinema.

mpMiddle Passages: Gendered Diasporas
Interactive Digital Map Project (Visit Site)

Created in the seminar “Black Diasporas, Feminisms, and Sexual Politics” during the Spring 2009 semester, this educational and interactive, multimedia site is dedicated to decolonizing our worldviews as we map black women’s lives and narrate transnational and transhistorical stories of how they cross borders, exchange cultures, and forge diasporic identities. Using diverse media, including Google Maps, video, audio, images, and text, history is linked to the present day by focusing on “gendering” the history of the Middle Passage, highlighting women’s stories, and connecting this past with contemporary examples of migration, trafficking, and cultural flows.

 

M.A. Final Projects

kimprisonPolicing the Beat: Hip Hop Bodies on Lockdown
Jiel Latimer, 2009

This 25-minute documentary short, by Jiel Latimer, explores black women’s hyersexual representations in hip-hop music and argues that their hyper-visible bodies, which emerged during the corporate media takeover of this black working-class cultural expression, are linked to criminality and the increased presence of African American women in the U.S. prison system. Jiel Latimer completed her M.A. in Women’s Studies in Spring 2009. Final Project Committee: Janell Hobson (Chair) and Vivien Ng.

Watch Video – Viewer discretion is advised (Real Player needed).

ninaSex on the Beach: Tourism in Contemporary Advertisements
Sylvia E. Perez, 2007

This 20-minute documentary short, by Sylvia E. Perez, examines tourism postcards from Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Drawing on historical narratives of slavery and colonial conquest in Latin America and the Caribbean, Perez argues that sexual representations of Latina women in contemporary ads, which fuel sex tourism and sex trafficking, have their roots in this troubled history. Sylvia Perez completed her M.A. in Women’s Studies in Fall 2007. Final Project Committee: Janell Hobson (Chair) and Patricia Pinho.

Watch Video (Real Player needed).

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