Author Archives: Individual Poet

Lise Weil on Dark Matter: Women Witnessing

Lise Weil is a writer, scholar and activist who teaches in the Goddard Graduate Institute. On November 4 of this year, I launched an online journal, Dark Matter: Women Witnessing, in response to the unprecedented changes humans are facing in … Continue reading

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Passions and Wonder after Goddard: A Conversation with IMA alum Kelly Johnson (‘12)

I met Kelly Johnson on my first day at Goddard in February 2012. It was her last semester in the Individualized MA program and we were in Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s advising group together. We immediately became friends after figuring out that … Continue reading

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Journey To and Beyond Goddard with Mumia Abu-Jamal

Visit Goddard’s Plainfield campus and listen to Mumia Abu-Jamal talk about the value of progressive education, social change, and being the change you advocate in the world. This slideshow was produced by director and filmmaker Stephen Vittoria, whose documentary “Long … Continue reading

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Susan Sakash: Cultivating a Solidarity Economy Within the New Orleans Local Food Systems

I came to Goddard knowing that I wanted to study alternative economies. After a decade working in non-profit fund development, I wanted to figure out how to shift these skills and tools towards developing democratic strategies for building community wealth … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Minnich and the Academic Rigor of Creating Your Own Program

Elizabeth Minnich, author of Transforming Knowledge, one of the most important and influential books about knowledge, ethics, politics and power, recently served as the external reviewer for the Individualized MA program. Minnich is Core Professor at the Graduate College for … Continue reading

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Transformative Language Arts in Action: A New Book, a New Partnership, a New Journal, and an Annual Conference

In 2000, Goddard College launched the only MA program in Transformative Language Arts (TLA) in the country, and as the program hits its teenage years, TLA is spreading its wings through a new partnership, book, journal, and new growth in … Continue reading

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Lindiwe Priscilla Krasin: An Idealogy of the Flesh, Art History, and the Middle East

My name is Lindiwe Priscilla Krasin.  I am in the Individualized MA program.  I am a woman of color. I am an ex-sexworker and I belong ideologically to the revolutionary left.  I was born in Gaborone, Botswana in 1976 into … Continue reading

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