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On Teaching Resistance

While drafting my English 2 proposal and planning my course last October, I had no idea how painfully relevant the overall theme would be, come spring semester. My English 2 focuses on the rhetoric of resistance: “Our section of English … Continue reading

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We Call the Names: #BLACKLIVESMATTER

  “…We demand a fair trial by law for those accused of crime, and punished by law after honest conviction”—Ida B. Wells-Barnett Black Lives Matter. Black women have always been at the forefront of the fight for equal rights and … Continue reading

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USM’s Cuts: An LSJ Perspective

Yesterday, I wrote an open letter to the Provost of the University of Southern Maine, my alma mater. USM is in the process of imposing a disastrous package of cuts including the layoffs of a dozen tenured and tenure-track junior … Continue reading

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