"GSS Suggests" is a place to archive articles and other resources relevant to our community in gender and sexuality studies. We encourage you to send anything you'd like to post to Prof. Jill Dolan (jsdolan@Princeton.edu) with a brief annotation that describes what you think is the piece's utility. All links will be posted below, with the recommender's name and contact info (optional) attached. If anything becomes particularly provoking, lunch discussions about various essays might also be scheduled. Thanks for participating in the creation of this archive. Entries are listed from those published most recently to the oldest.
Prof. Jill Dolan
Director, Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies
March 1, 2012
- "Online Mentors to Guide Women Into the Sciences," by Tamar Lewin, The New York Times, September 16, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/education/online-mentoring-program-to-encourage-women-in-sciences.html
- By connecting female college students with accomplished women working in science and technology fields, a new program hopes to increase the number going into these fields. (Submitted by Prof. Jill Dolan, jsdolan@Princeton.edu)
- "'Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding': Finally, a Film Gets New Feminism," by Chloe Angyal, The Atlantic, June 8, 2012. http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/06/peace-love-misunderstanding-finally-a-film-gets-new-feminism/258246/
- Prof. Jill Dolan recommends this smart film review by GSS alum Chloe Angyal. (Submitted by Prof. Jill Dolan, jsdolan@Princeton.edu)
- "The Q Factor: A Publisher Looks Back at Queer Studies," by William Germano, The Chronicle of Higher Education,
January 1, 2012. http://chronicle.com/article/The-Q-Factor/130157/
- This piece, by Bill Germano, one of the foremost humanities editors in academic publishing, concerns the end of Duke University Press's "Series Q," and meditates on the status of publishing in LGBTQ studies. It's a very smart reading of current publishing trends and what they mean for scholarship. (Submitted by Prof. Jill Dolan, jsdolan@Princeton.edu)
- "Queer 2.0," by Jeffrey J. Williams, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 1, 2012. http://chronicle.com/article/Queer-20/130156/
- This piece interviews Judith "Jack" Halberstam about her work in transgender studies, focusing particularly on her most recent book, The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011). Williams reviews the status of gender and sexuality studies by looking back at Halberstam's career, from her pioneering work on "female masculinity" to her engagement with what she calls "low theory" in her new book. (Submitted by Prof. Jill Dolan, jsdolan@Princeton.edu)
- "Queer and Then?" by Michael Warner, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 1, 2012. http://chronicle.com/article/QueerThen-/130161/
- Warner was one of the founders of queer studies/queer theory. He uses this thought piece to review the field and its accomplishments, and to make (provocative) claims about its "end." (Submitted by Prof. Jill Dolan, jsdolan@Princeton.edu)
- "For Women on Campuses, Access Doesn't Equal Success," by Maryann Baenninger, The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 2, 2011. http://chronicle.com/article/For-Women-on-Campuses-Access/129242/
- Baenninger, the president of the College of St. Benedict, discusses how she sees gender differences play out in men's and women's activities on campus. Data she consults suggest that "women underestimate their abilities and express lower levels of self-confidence than their abilities suggest. Men overestimate their abilities and express higher levels of confidence than their abilities warrant." She goes on to parse these findings in compelling, useful ways. (Submitted by Prof. Jill Dolan, jsdolan@Princeton.edu)
Feminist YouTube Clips:
- The following video was first sent to GSS by Robin Herman '73. It features Nikki Muller '05, who's working on the comedy circuit in LA.
- Prof. Judith Weisenfeld sent this clip along after seeing the Muller video, as it offers a different take on a similar theme.
Enjoy both! Prof. Dolan