Everything You Wanted to Know about Teaching IAH But Were Afraid to Ask (Part II)
Schedule: 25 September, 2 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom), with Liz Deegan and Asif Iqbal
This workshop will serve as a follow-up to the workshop held for new graduate students and those teaching MSU’s Integrative Arts and Humanities Classes. It will provide a space for talking through how your first few weeks as a recitation leader/ new graduate student have gone. This year we will mostly be talking about the positives and the downsides of online instruction for the IAH classes. We will follow-up on some of the issues we discussed in Part I of the workshop including maintaining 20 hours a week schedule of work, responding to student emails, communication with the faculty of record, grading loads and other issues that came up during teaching.
The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) research workshop is holding a Guest Co-Work workshop on Friday, October 16 at 1:30pm. Dr. Tamar Boyadjian and Ronny Ford join us to discuss their work on translation and queer theory: “Robin Hood and the Monk.” Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (email@example.com).
This event for has been postponed. Please check back up update with rescheduled date.
Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Online Teaching
Schedule: 16 October, 3 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom), with Cristóbal Martinez
This workshop is aimed to address the pressing need to implement an anti-racist pedagogy in Online Teaching. Graduate student Cristóbal Martinez will share his efforts to enact an anti-racist pedagogy for online instruction. This workshop will be open to graduate instructors affiliated with the College of Arts and Letters and we are expecting a guest speaker for the event who will give a talk about anti-racist pedagogy.
The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) and HIVES research workshops are holding a workshop in November (date TBD). Activist and poet Eli Clare joins us to explore intersections of disability and queerness. Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) (co-sponsored by GP) is hosting a Visual Pedagogy workshop on Thursday, November 19 at 1:30pm. Join us to discuss the graphic novel adaptation of Kindred and pedagogical approaches to visual media. Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (email@example.com).
Approaches to the Comps Process
Schedule: 20 November, 2 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom)
Faculty Participants: Professor Jyotsna Singh and Professor Joshua Yumibe
Graduate Student Participants: Bria Harper and Seohyun “Sen” Kim
This workshop will focus on the entirety of the comps process including:
— how to form a committee
— how to write the comps proposal and successfully defend the proposal
— useful tips for studying for the exam
— components for a successful exam essay
While we will be hearing from our faculty about their expectations regarding the Comprehensive Exams, we will also be hearing from graduate students about their experiences of the comps process.
The Departments of WRAC and English will be working together this year to program events for graduate students related to careers outside of academia as well as non-faculty careers within the university (such as program coordinators, etc.). We are planning to hold our first workshop on Thursday, December 3, 3:00-5:00. We will follow up with additional details concerning speakers for this event, but we want to write now to ask you to save the date.
Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops
Approaches to Stand-alone Classes
Schedule: January 21, Thursday, 3: 30 PM – 5: 00 PM
Participants: Dr. Tamar Boyadjian, Rebecca Fussell
This workshop is designed to address DEI in stand-alone classes. Generally, MSU English department graduate students teach stand-alone classes after the completion of their comprehensive exams. Invited faculty and advanced graduate student speakers discuss how they address DEI issues in their pedagogy, in the courses they teach and in the classroom during the workshop.
On Friday, January 29 at 12:30 pm, the Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities working group and HIVES will be welcoming Dr. Aren Aizura for a discussion of his book, Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment. Please see the attached event flyer for the RSVP or use the Dr. Aizura Event RSVP here.
Aren Aizura is an assistant professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. He brings expertise in queer theory, transgender studies, transnationality and immigration, and political economy and labor. Aizura’s interdisciplinary research looks at how queer and transgender bodies shape and are shaped by technologies of race, gender, transnationality, medicalization and political economy.