resources discovered @ nwsa

Following up on my last post about the National Women’s Studies Association conference, here’s a list of resources (new and new to me) that I learned about during my three days.


Bodies Without Borders by Erynn Masi de Casanova & Afshan Jafar (to be published in December 2013)

Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women A Artists by Jill Fields

Global Beauty, Local Bodies by Erynn Masi de Casanova & Afshan Jafar

Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist & Queer Activism in the 21st Century by Lyz Bly & Kelly Wooten

Queens of Academe by Karen Tice

Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageantry, Student Bodies, and College Life by Karen Tice

The Once and Future Goddess by Elinor W Gadon

Unspeakable Violence: Remapping US & Mexican National Imaginaries by Nicole Marie Guidotti-Hernández

When Abortion was a Crime by Leslie J Reagan


Magazines & Journals

Bitch Magazine is starting Bitch on Campus. Aimed at academic audiences, students can now engage with Bitch Magazine through digital readers (Bitch articles & study questions targeted toward a theme) and speaking engagements.

Visual Culture & Gender journal – I knew about this, but I got to meet editor Karen Keifer-Boyd at her panel session on the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection.



Alexis Pauline Gumbs – just…all of her!

4,000 Years for Choice is artist Heather Ault‘s poster series that is “re-visioning the historical and cultural

notecard from 4,000 Years for Choice
notecard from 4,000 Years for Choice

narrative of abortion and contraception.”

Judy Chicago Art Education Collection, “one of the most important private collections of archival materials on feminist art education, is now open to the public at Penn State University Libraries.”

Center for Story-based Strategy “is a national movement-building organization dedicated to harnessing the power of narrative for social change.”

Plants for Patients “strives to begin breaking down the social stigmas perpetrated against women who undergo abortion care by leveraging the kindness of strangers to create a community of support.”