A Dialogue on Antisemitism at American University

Last night, I had an amazing opportunity to hold a conversation on my campus about the prevalence of antisemitism on my campus. I am BLOWN AWAY by how incredible this dialogue turned out. Nearly 40 people from dozens of campus organizations and offices came. This included staff, students, and faculty, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The folks […]

Reanalyzing performance–How Kath Weston refutes performativity through an intersectional lens

In her book Gender in Real Time: Power and Transience in a Visual Age (2002) in a chapter titled “Do Clothes Make the Woman?: Performing in and out of Industrial Time,” anthropologist Kath Weston critically deconstructs the notions that gender exists only through individual acts of performance. Instead, by observing a lesbian prom held in […]

Celebrating the Modern Matriarchs

When we pray, we pray about the same four women: Sarah, Leah, Rebekah, Rachael. But this Women’s History Month, let’s celebrate the Jewish women whose shoulders we still stand on ourselves. Read my full post here! Thanks to The David Project for publishing my words!!

Annotated bibliography (in progress)

Below is a list of the first handful of sources I will be using for this project. These for sure will not wind up being the only sources I use, but they are a solid foundation for the type of research and investigation I will be conducting over the next few weeks.   Bratu, Sofia. […]

The Need for College Feminism

I have often heard, mainly with notes of derision and dismissal, that colleges today are hyper-liberal institutions. Why is this seen as such a bad thing? Shouldn’t this not only be celebrated, but encouraged? Read what I have to say about college activism here! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to guest-post for […]

Interview with The Eagle: University holds anti-Semitism seminars following appearance of anti-Semitic posters

This past week has been a whirlwind of emails, meetings, outreach, educating, conversing, and listening. But I am so proud to be making this important change on our campus, and I hope the work that I’m doing has a lasting impact on how AU talks about anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish oppression. Read more about my efforts […]

The (Brief) History of Oral Contraception

Check out this quick an dirty presentation on the medical history of birth control for my class, Women in American since 1850! Due to time constraints, not everything could be included in this presentation, but I highlighted a few of the key women, as this is a Women’s History class.  

Zionist Feminists for the Resistance

Recently I’ve been noticing a trend of refusing activists from certain progressive spaces solely because they are Zionists. Not only is this a prejudiced snap-judgment, and frankly hurtful, it’s a detriment to progressive causes. Read what I have to say below. https://www.studentisraelity.com/home/zionist-feminists-for-the-resistance

Campus response to anti-Semitic postering leaves much to be desired

Earlier this week, my campus experienced another incident of bigoted postering by an outsider. The response by the campus? For the most part, resounding silence. Why are the Jewish students not receiving support and solidarity from other groups on campus claiming to care about intersectionality? Read what I have to say here.    

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