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Adair, Soderling Publish Review of Films


Vivyan Adair
Vivyan Adair

Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Vivian Adair, and Elihu Root Peace Fund Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies Stina Soderling published a review of three films in the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of Films for the Feminist Classroom. Taveeshi Singh, a former visiting instructor, was also a co-author.

Stina Soderling
Stina Soderling

The group analyzed three films — The End of Poverty?, Debtors’ Prisons: Life Inside America’s For-Profit Justice System, and Free Lunch Society — offering guidance for their use in the classroom based on their experiences with these films in their seminar on Feminist Perspectives on Class.

The review noted that the films differ in their “potential for pedagogical use in the feminist classroom,” due in part to the amount of time that would be needed to help students contextualize the films, as well as for other reasons.

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