Feminist Educators Against Sexism #FEAS are an Australian-based, international feminist collective committed to developing interventions into sexism in the academy and other educational spaces. One of our most recent interventions is Cite Club, an email group where #FEAS send their most recent works to one another and cite one another where possible.
This month we have Fiona Gregory’s first book on Histrionic Heroines – great title and congratulations Fiona!
Also we have a piece from Mieke Van Houtte entitled Gender is not an ideology: this piece is written in Dutch.
And Emily Gray had a piece published by The Conversation on proposed changes to Australia discrimination law that would remove the current right religious and independent schools have to exclude LGBTIQ students and dismiss LGBTIQ teachers:
Remember, the first rule of Cite Club is that YOU DO talk about Cite Club. Let us know when you cite something you found through Cite Club.
#FEAS Cite Club is inspired by Sara Ahmed’s (2013) call to be mindful of ‘who appears’ within feminist work, to not necessarily go to male theorists to understand women’s diverse lives but to cite feminist work to do so.
Cite Club is also inspired by the Citational Practices Challenge issued by Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang and Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández (2015) on the Critical Ethnic Studies blog, and their call to, “consider what you might want to change about your academic citation practices. Who do you choose to link and re-circulate in your work? Who gets erased? Who should you stop citing?” We aim to develop a network of feminist scholars with diverse identities and research interests and to build an archive of work that we can draw upon.
A project in its infancy, we are excited to see where Cite Club takes us!
In collaboration with #FEAS, the Gender and Education Association will be featuring a #FEAS Cite Club publication every month.
If anyone would like to join the Cite Club mailing list please email Emily Gray: firstname.lastname@example.org