GAS Works: Describing Ourselves, Imagining Our Educations

Below find a list of webpapers emerging from GAS Works, an interdisciplinary course about gender and sexuality offered at Bryn Mawr College in Fall 2009. During the first week of classes, students read Jacques Derrida's Women in the Beehive and Peggy McIntosh's Interactive Phases of Curricular Revision. They have now been asked to to tell their generation’s/their own version of McIntosh’s story. What kind of people are they? What kind of education have they had, and do they want to have? What has been the relation between their lives, their gender, and their education? What do they want that relationship to be? What has the role of activism in (their) education been? What might/should it be?

Take a look around, and feel warmly welcome to respond in the comment area available at the end of each paper. What strikes, intrigues, puzzles you...what, among your reactions, might be of interest or use to the writer, or others in the class, or others who--exploring the internet--might be in search of a thoughtful conversation about gender, sexuality and education.