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Mobilizing the University: Curriculum, Access, and Solidarity
Deadline for submission extended: Sept 15, 2016
Editor, Julie Shayne, PhD ~
Assistant Editor, Namita Paul ~
University of Washington Bothell

This interdisciplinary, edited collection focuses on the relationship between social justice activism and the university. Using an intersectional feminist framework we seek to explore three main themes. First, how has grassroots activism impacted what we teach and learn in the university? For example, what is the relationship between feminist movements and the birth of gender, women, and sexuality studies or racial justice movements and ethnic studies? Put another way, how do marginalized histories become part of the mainstream college curriculum? Next, how does social justice activism impact who has access to the university? For example, what sorts of movements exist that have pushed to create welcoming spaces for undocumented students, students with disabilities, or queer students? Finally, we seek to explore the role of campus solidarity activism in off campus movements. For example, historical cases might include student movements for divestment from Apartheid South Africa or campus sanctuary movements to denounce the US intervention in Central America.

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