Maya Mathur, Professor of English, recently co-led the workshop “Intersectionality and Inclusion in the Early Modern Classroom” with Elisa Oh of Howard University. The workshop was part of the annual conference of the Shakespeare Association of America, which was held virtually from 30 March to 4 April 2021. The workshop drew on Kimberlé Crenshaw’s theory of intersectionality to examine how the overlapping axes of our identities and those of our students shape our pedagogy. Participants were invited to develop a teaching philosophy and lesson plan that focused on early modern women writers, writers of color, and non-Western texts; the historical and contemporary contexts of race, class, gender, disability, and sexuality; or critical race, postcolonial, feminist, queer, and Marxist analyses of early modern texts.
Mathur Co-Leads Workshop at Howard University
April 13, 2021 by