Category Archives: Cultural & Cross-Cultural Studies

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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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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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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David White: Deconstructing “The White Man’s Indian” In Favor of Cultural Respect and Equality for All

David White is working on his MA in Individualized Studies at Goddard‘s Graduate Institute. My work has always been about exploring the ways in which identities are constructed, and how those constructions shape the beliefs and experiences of those who … Continue reading

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The Radical Edge of the Low-Residencey Model: Faculty Present at NEA Higher Education Conference

Katt Lissard and Karen Campbell, faculty members in the IMA/SBC/HAS programs, recently presented a workshop at the NEA (National Education Association) Higher Education conference in St. Louis in mid-March. Their workshop — “The Low-Residency Model and the Radical Edge From … Continue reading

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IMA Graduates Look at the Bystander Borderline, Calling Little Gypsy Home, Sex Trafficking, Ecological Design, Spiritual Ecology, Yiddishland and Faerieland Activism, and Consciousness

The Bystander Borderline: Witnessing the Judicial, Social, and Clinical Repercussions of being a Female–Identified Trauma Survivor, with IMA graduating student Victoria Mosey. With 1 out of every 4 women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in their lifetime, with these … Continue reading

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