21st Century Feminist Classrooms: Pedagogies of Identity and Difference

Susan Sanchez-Casal, associate professor of Spanish, is co-editor of 21st Century Feminist Classrooms: Pedagogies of Identity and Difference (with Amie Macdonald, formerly of Hamilton's philosophy department). The book is part of the series, Comparative Feminist Studies, whose general editor is Hamilton College Professor of Women's Studies Chandra Talpade Mohanty. The volume is a tribute to the feminist legacy at Hamilton, since the book also features an important essay on queer theory by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature and director of the Kirkland Project.


The book provides supportive critiques of mainstream feminist pedagogies and articulates new methods for understanding and centralizing the epistemic function of identity in the antiracist, feminist classroom. It is an important contribution to feminist theory and pedagogy because it revises some of the foundational tenets of feminist pedagogical theory.

In addition to the co-editors, series editor and Professor Rabinowitz, other contributors to the volume are former Hamiltonians: Allison Dorsey, Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz and Tamara Williams.


"Twenty-First Century Feminist Classrooms" provides new ideas and original analyses for professors who teach courses that address ethnicity, gender, sexuality or power in U.S. society."
- Linda Martin Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University

"This collection grows out of the rich antiracist intellectual tradition which has produced some of the most daring and innovative social theory in recent years. From the superb introductions by the editors (a major theoretical essay in its own right) to the final essay, the book exemplifies the best work being done by progressive thinkers in the academy. It takes us beyond the dominanat theoretical fashions and their limiting frameworks. Twenty-First Century Feminist Classrooms is a book to read, reread and use every day."
- Satya P. Mohanty, Professor of English, Cornell University

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