Dancer and ethnographer Elizabeth Chin discusses the simultaneous freedom, fun, and vulnerability inherent in writing about oneself, how dance is fantastic preparation for academic work, how she makes space for her whole self amidst a busy academic career, and how teaching kids how to make stuff is how Elizabeth imagines otherwise.Read More
Michelle Velasquez-Potts is a junior editor and researcher at Ideas on Fire, where she helps interdisciplinary academic clients find the right language and publisher for their scholarly books.
Michelle’s interests meet at the intersections of feminist theory, critical ethnic studies, political theory, visual cultures, and science and technology studies. Her dissertation analyzes how state technologies of torture interrupt or prohibit corporeal forms of resistance such as hunger striking. As a writing instructor, she specializes in the relational and political stakes of reading and writing, as well as the more pragmatic aspects of composition.
She is an editorial board member of Qui Parle, an interdisciplinary humanities and social science journal.
Michelle is a PhD candidate and writing instructor in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.