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Teaching Citational Practice: A Critical Feminist Approach
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 11:30 am
Note: Before you can register, you will need to create a (free) CIRTL account here.
Dates: Wednesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 27
Times: 10:00am – 11:30am both dates
What effects do citational practices have on students’ understanding of who does and doesn’t belong in our field? What is the impact of the ‘stories’ we tell our students through our syllabi, footnotes, and bibliographies? How can we transform our own citational practice in order to empower the most vulnerable or excluded voices in our fields?
In this two-part workshop, we will explore how, as educators, we can meaningfully legitimize overlooked or non-traditional sources of scholarship while breaking down biased norms of who belongs in labs, at the front of the lecture hall, and in our syllabi.
In our first session, we will introduce critical feminist pedagogy as a framework for assessing the political and ethical implications of academic citation, both generally speaking and in your home departments and disciplines. In our second session, you will develop and workshop a pedagogical resource for enacting a critical-feminist approach to citational practice in your own classrooms and learning materials. If you are interested, at the end of the workshop you’ll be able to contribute your newly-designed resource to a STEM-focused issue of the Open Educational Resource (OER) Teaching Citational Practice: Critical Feminist Approaches, hosted by Columbia University Libraries.