What I Read — April 2021

Despite reading over 1000 pages of student proposals/dissertations (which requires attention and commenting), I managed six books this month! A few comments… The book on money was super fascinating and I’d recommend it–very easy read. The authors have several other books as well that I plan to check out. I didn’t know much about TheContinue reading “What I Read — April 2021”

What I Read — March 2021

April is affectionally dubbed “dissertation season.” Various deadlines of the graduate school makes April a busy month for proposal and dissertation defenses. Not sure how much I’ll be able to read outside of the *six* proposals/dissertations on my calendar this month. But I’ll try. I highly recommend each book this month. An Anonymous Girl isContinue reading “What I Read — March 2021”

What I Read — February 2021

This was a slow reading month–although I did revise and resubmit two manuscripts and read two dissertations! Books Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings 1972-1977 by Michel Foucault. Foucault’s work on discipline and surveillance is the center of one of my research projects. Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins. Two of my projects drawContinue reading “What I Read — February 2021”

What I’m Reading — August 2020

The semester is starting soon so I’m taking August off from posting to focus on that, but I here’s what I’m reading this month: Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition — Glen Sean Coulthard The Obelisk Gate — N. K. Jemisin Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About RaceContinue reading “What I’m Reading — August 2020”

Foucault and Power

I like to joke that I never revisit Foucault because I’m pretty well-versed in white men’s conception of power (ha!), but I reread A History of Sexuality¬†because of an independent study I’m supervising. In part 4, chapter 2 “Method,” he outlines the roles and rules of power. I found it particularly useful for the currentContinue reading “Foucault and Power”