Author Archives: Individual Poet

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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Willa Conway: Cross-Class Giving Circles Bring Greater Justice to Philanthropy

I came to Goddard with a loose idea of what I was interested in: racial justice, philanthropy, healing, radical love, and James Baldwin. It makes me smile looking at those disparate ideas now, as those ideas continue to be strong … Continue reading

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Artist, Activist, Eco-Educator Kelly Johnson on White Privilege

In a recent issue of Feministing, Kelly Johnson, alumni of the Individualized MA program, spoke about taking her Goddard work into the world, working especially in the south with diverse communities on connecting with nature through school gardening programs. In … Continue reading

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Wendy Weissner: The Complexity of Complementary Medicine

We live in a culture that values evidence-based medicine—or scientific proof that a medicine works and is safe—and yet the holistic healing therapies that fall under the umbrella of “alternative and complementary medicine” are not capable of being adequately evaluated … Continue reading

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Pamela McGrath: The Brazilian Martial Art and Dance Form of Capoeira, Healing, and Community

As part of my thesis project, I am creating a short documentary film that is a blend of video footage and interviews that document how the Brazilian martial art and dance form of Capoeira acts as a form of healing movement to … Continue reading

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