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Uprooting Misogynoir in Our Everyday Lives

by Aliya Dalfen on 2022-09-22T14:43:00-04:00 in Equity & Inclusion Dialogues, Event Spotlight | Comments

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, 9:00am – 12:00pm EDT the Centre is holding a workshop facilitated by Dr. Moya Bailey on the topic of “Uprooting Misogynoir in Our Everyday Lives.”  As a part of Humber's Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Dialogue 2022-23 series, Humber Libraries will highlight additional readings related to the dialogues. 


Featured Books

Cover ArtMisogynoir transformed : Black women's digital resistance, by Moya Bailey. 2021. 
Cover ArtThe sisters are alright: Changing the broken narrative of Black women in America by Tamara Winfrey Harris. 2021.
Cover ArtMediating misogyny by Jacqueline Ryan Vickery (Editor); Tracy Everbach (Editor). 2018.

Featured Articles

On misogynoir: Citation, erasure, and plagiarism by Moya Bailey, 2018.   

  • In this article, Moya Bailey and Trudy aka @thetrudz interview each other on the naming of misogynoir and the ramifications, and discuss how “despite coining the term in 2008 and writing about the term online since 2010, they experience, to varying degrees, their contributions being erased, their writing not cited, or their words plagiarized by people who find the word compelling" (p. 762). 

GirlsLikeUs: Trans advocacy and community building online by Moya Bailey and Sarah J Jackson, 2018. 

  •  The authors “examine the advocacy and community building of transgender women on Twitter through methods of network and discourse analysis and the theory of networked counterpublics. By highlighting the network structure and discursive meaning making of the #GirlsLikeUs network, they argue that the digital labor of trans women, especially trans women of color, represents the vanguard of struggles over self-definition" (p. 1868).    

When margins become centered: Black queer women in front and outside of the classroom by Moya Bailey and Shannon J Miller, 2015. 

  • “This article revisits the authors' experiences as Black queer women teaching undergraduates and receiving graduate education, ultimately reflecting on these from their current professorial positions. It explores how graduate teachers and junior faculty who are Black queer women navigate the process of creating and maintaining feminist pedagogy in the college classroom while simultaneously negotiating universities that have very little space for queer women, Black women, and those at these intersections" (p. 168).  

A qualitative study of Black college women’s experiences of misogynoir and anti-racism with high school educatorsSeanna Leath et. al., 2021.

  • "A growing body of literature highlights how teachers and administrators influence Black girls’ academic and social experiences in school. Yet, less of this work explores how Black undergraduate women understand their earlier school experiences, particularly in relation to whether teachers advocated for their educational success or participated in discriminatory practices that hindered their potential" (p. 1). 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Moya Bailey is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups' use of digital media to promote social justice and she is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network and the Board President of Allied Media Projects, a Detroit-based movement media organization that supports an ever-growing network of activists and organizers. She is a co-author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press, 2020) and is the author of Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance (New York University Press, 2021)

Resources curated by Najeeb Ahmed, Humber Libraries.  

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