NY Times bestselling author Peggy Orenstein shares the process of interviewing girls about slut-shaming, sexual development, the new hookup culture, and more. (LunaLuna, May 2016)
National Book Award Lifetime Achievement Winner Wendell Berry discusses energy conservation, capitalism and climate change. (The New School, March 2016)
"Humanistic Teaching in the Urban Classroom" Masters thesis paper was presented at UCLA's Teacher Education Program on the implementation of the theories of Noddings, Valenzuela and Freire as a means to transform a standards-based regimented classroom culture. Key components of this process (reflective practice and a problem-posing pedagogy) illustrate the possibilities of how teachers can use these frameworks to build classrooms on foundations of authentic care and shift teachers' and students' identities. (Originally published in June 2013, UCLA.)
"Women, War, and Media" Bachelor thesis project based on the Truth Commissions of South Africa and Guatemala, paying particular attention to the representation of women in the media from these countries, especially during wartime and after. (Originally published Spring 2010, University of California, Berkeley.)
"Is He Earnest or Ernest? False Appearances in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest" Literary analysis on Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest (Originally published Spring 2007, Student Essay Anthology, Moorpark College, Volume 2.)
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