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Gender, sexuality, and feminist studies 435: Feminist engaged research, Fall 2020

Identifier: S7_gsfs435

Scope and Contents

Includes a blog entitled "Covid, contagion, cracks in the system" serving as an online journal of the Feminist Engaged Research class during the Fall 2020 semester. The blog description reads, "During this semester, the Covid Pandemic exposed cracks in the system and we decided to contaminate purely theoretical and academic work with a variety of interventions. We hope these pieces make you think, make you wonder, and make you see just how deep the cracks in the system have always been."

Authors include Ellie Broeren, Class of 2022; Hannah Gellert, Class of 2021; Sophie Hochman, Class of 2022; Cat La Roche, Class of 2021; Professor Laurie Essig; and Micah Raymond, Class of 2021.

Selected blog posts include, "Abortion: An essential medical procedure," "Foliage, flannels and falsehoods: What Instagram doesn't show you about Fall in Vermont," "Meme-ifying a movement: The social media response to Breonna Taylor's death and the pitfalls of social media activism," "On caring for the elderly, before and during COVID," and "Three's a party, four's a pod: Constructing community and kinship in the time of Coronavirus."


  • Fall 2020


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Description from Middlebury College course catalog: "What makes research feminist? How does one conduct feminist research? How has feminist research been useful to social movements and how have movements informed feminist research? What happens to feminist research when it moves to the public sphere? In this class students learn how to produce original feminist research—how to craft research questions, write a literature review, choose relevant methodologies, and collect and analyze qualitative data. In addition to writing a research paper, students will translate their research findings into an alternative (non-academic paper) format and for an audience beyond our classroom." This course was taught by Laurie Essig, Director and Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies.


1 Digital file (1 archived web blog)

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