Why we Archive our Labor: WGSS, Institutional Labor and Practices
Presentation by Professor & Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Dr. Julia S. Jordan-Zachery
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
3:30-4:30 pm
Online via Zoom

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Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies entered the storyline of the academy in the mid-1970s and at Wake Forest much later. But the work of such programs and departments have long been part of the history of the academy. By archiving the work, to make Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies “real” at Wake Forest, we begin to change narratives, decentering dominant narratives. Thus creating a more holistic story of the institution. Much of the labor and the laborers can remain unnamed and it is important to give names to people and to place them in historical context.  In this talk, I engage in the process of naming to help us build an archive of our labor.

Introduction by Dr. Kristina Gupta, Associate Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Julia S. Jordan-Zachery is professor and chair of the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at Wake Forest University. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on African American women and public policy. She is also the author of the award winning book “Black women, cultural images and social policy” (2009 Routledge) and “Shadow Bodies: Black Women, Ideology, Representation, and Politics” (Rutgers University Press, 2017) and number of articles and edited volumes including “Black Girl Magic Beyond the Hashtag” (Arizona University Press, 2019). Jordan-Zachery was awarded the Accinno Teaching Award, Providence College (2015-2016). Jordan-Zachery serves as the President of the Association for Ethnic Studies.