• Why Do We Need Comprehensive LGBTQ+ Sex Education in the United States?

      Upon graduating in the spring, I hope to pursue a career that focuses on community building and support for LGBTQ+ youth, by ensuring that they have access to comprehensive sexual health education. There are many misconceptions about the age-appropriate content that youth should be exposed to, and I hope to close that gap to […]

  • Thinking-feeling the Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grant Showcase

    Thinking-feeling the Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grant Showcase

    “Otro Mundo es Posible”, by Beatriz Aurora, from her collection “Historias Pintadas: el color de la lucha zapatista”. Source: Araucanía Thinking-feeling the Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grant Showcase The Futures Initiative supported eight student projects with the Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grant this year. On November 11th, we came together to share […]

  • Power of the P*nis: Gender Performance within Women’s Prisons

    Introduction At of the end of 2019, the United States had a total of 1,430,800 individuals incarcerated under state and federal jurisdiction with approximately 107,955 of them being identified as female[1] (Carson, 2020). The leading literature on the carceral system is disproportionately focused on the experience of men within the prison system as they make up […]

  • “If the Youth are Effeminate, then the Nation is Effeminate”: Militarized Masculinity and Xenophobic Nationalism in China

    “If the Youth are Effeminate, then the Nation is Effeminate”:  Militarized Masculinity and Xenophobic Nationalism in China

    In early September this year, the Chinese government issued a document prohibiting “effeminate men on TV”.  China’s mainstream news organizations have followed published a series of articles to criticize effeminate men, believing that feminine masculinity is an abnormal aesthetic that should be corrected, and this also cause a hit discussion on the Chinese Internet. In […]

  • Kali: A Creative Project for Social Justice Inspired by Feminist (Art) Therapy

    Kali: A Creative Project for Social Justice Inspired by Feminist (Art) Therapy

    For my first blog post on HASTAC, I want to share the start of my current work as a doctoral student in the Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication department at the University of Texas at Dallas. I have been a gender-based violence expert and social justice advocate for 15 years. It takes great pride for me to share a project […]

  • Language: A Major Barrier for Vaccinations.

    Language: A Major Barrier for Vaccinations.

    On April 28th in Surrey, British Columbia, the Fraser Health Authority had opened up “pop up” clinics in order to mass vaccinate major hot spot areas in Surrey at Newton Athletic Park. This pop-up clinic opened with very communication amongst the public with hundreds showing up at the parks from word-of-mouth. After speaking with a […]

  • Race, Racism, and Scholarship on Premodern Race Today

    Dear colleagues,  It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on HASTAC—for which, my deep apologies—but just before the holidays, I published a blog essay entitled “Why the Hate? The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages, and Race, Racism, and Premodern Critical race studies today”: https://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/2020/12/why-hate-invention-of-race-i… The essay uses a 46-page screed (published as a book […]