Open pedagogy asks us to think radically about access to and creation of knowledge in our classrooms and beyond in a wider social justice context. When I use resources centered on student experiences, it also heightens student access to academic concepts, engages students in notions about what constitutes knowledge, and transforms our academic institutions to places for building communities for social justice.
Zines — self-published, small circulation booklets or magazines — engage students in creative activism, teach about history, enable learners to produce their own resources, and build community in the classroom.
Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) is one of the fastest growing disciplines, not just in the United States, but in the world. Students of GWS learn a global social responsibility that is central to GWS, but often only touched upon in more traditional academic disciplines.