Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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Virginia Eubanks awarded prestigious Fellowship
The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Virginia Eubanks has been named a 2015 Ford Academic Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that emphasizes work about the changing conditions, problems, inequities and possibilities of the information economy. The Fellowship program supports innovative thinkers -- typically academics, journalists, independent scholars, and public policy analysts -- who offer fresh and unconventional perspectives on the major challenges facing our society.
While a Fellow, Eubanks will research and write about the impact of public service information technologies on poor and working people in the United States, with a focus on primary education, law enforcement, and public assistance. Eubanks is the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age (MIT Press 2011), and co-editor, with Alethia Jones and Barbara Smith, of Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith (SUNY Press 2014). She also writes for regularly for The American Prospect and Equal Future.
During the Fellowship year, Eubanks teaches two classes for the department: Feminist Thought and Public Policy and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Internship. She remains Co-Director of the Women and Public Policy Certificate program and as the Internship Director.
National broadcast of documentary film "Trailblazers in Habits."
"Trailblazers in Habits" has been picked up by ABC for national broadcast, 141 local affiliates aired it on September 28, 75 will air later. The flagship station WABC will air on November 9 at 1:30 p.m. (Albany's WTEN did not pick it up.) Vivien Ng is Associate Producer and Principal Researcher for the documentary.