On Friday, May 3rd, Kaelie Giffel will be facilitating a discussion titled: "Institutions and Intimacy: Gender and Labor in the Classroom" for the Teacher Talk Series.
When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed)
Where: Padelford Grad Lounge
Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus:
Part of balancing workloads as graduate students and teachers is also managing the emotional labor that may stem from politically engaged teaching and different embodiments within the classroom. As a discussion, "Insitutions and Intimacy: Gender and Labor in the Classroom" invites participants to discuss their experiences with gender and pedagogy with an eye toward building a better understanding of each other's experiences and possibilities for mutual support. As Lauren Berlant has written, feminist pedagogy within the university adds extra considerations to the situation of teachers laboring within the university. Indeed, we open ourselves up to the possibility of closeness with students based on identity and politics but also antagonism--for the same reason. With this in mind, sharing our experiences should also provide an opportunity to consider how the emotional labor we engage is helped or hindered by the institutional space we occupy.
Please see the flyer below as well: