Want your work to make an impact on the world? Looking to engage in conversations beyond your discipline or university? Public writing has the potential to spark change and to better the world we live in. Learn how to make your work accessible to diverse, non-academic audiences.Continue Reading
Imagining otherwise means engaging critically with (and seeing beyond) our current reality.
Our reading for this weekend collects pieces that ask us to shift our viewpoints, listen better, open ourselves up to the unexpected, and rethink what we mean by (and how we practice) inclusivity.
For this latest edition of our weekend reading, we’ve gathered posts that explore tangible steps we can take to make academia more accessible and push back against the structural inequalities that make time-management and goal-setting especially difficult for anyone who isn’t able-bodied, white, cisgender, or wealthy.Continue Reading
How can we approach inclusivity and accessibility in tangible ways? How can we build communities within and around academic spaces that are supportive not just in theory but also in practice? Here are some powerful reads on accessibility, navigating personal and professional relationships in academia, and grounding activism in history.Continue Reading
Lately, there's been much ado about trigger warnings. Some have argued that they are a crucial to establish a safe, accessible classrooms for diverse students; others have framed them as a threat to educational integrity. But what exactly are trigger warnings and how can they foster safe(r) spaces of learning?Continue Reading
Accessibility is a social justice issue, one that academics have addressed head-on in their syllabi, university policies, and student services. But many academic events still are not accessible to most bodies. Here we offer concrete strategies (for any budget) to design your event for the widest audience possible.Continue Reading
Imagine Otherwise: Mimi Khúc and Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis on Asian American Mental Health Activism & Parenting in Academia
What does wellness and unwellness look like in the context of Asian America? In the context of academia? Mimi Khúc and Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis discuss how academia can better address parenting, mental health, and wellness, as well as the forthcoming special issue of the Asian American Literary Review.Continue Reading
How can media producers address the varied ways people with diverse disabilities use media and technology? Elizabeth Ellcessor explains why media accessibility is a social justice issue, how disability activists have harnessed technology in unexpected ways, and what adults can learn from how kids with disabilities hack their tech.Continue Reading