In this gendered literary analysis, Victoria Bryan examines the importance of food and eating space as gendered subjects, citing the masculine outsider perspective in dining in the homespace. She uses all key elements of Eudora Welty’s food writing to underscore the highly gendered eating spaces of men and women, and argues the following: In the […]
In this article, originally published in the Journal of Corporation Law in 1997, Marc Linder analyzes the discrepancy in professional footwear between genders, paying particular attention to the apparel expectations of flight attendants.
Ed Check’s 1992 article, “Queers, Art and Education” combines academic inquiry and personal reflection in examining how one’s sexual orientation impacts one’s teaching and and scholarly work. Subtle wonderment, years ago, on my part, as to how my sexual orientation would impact my life and art has given way to an overt activism which affects all facets […]
This article by Meenakshi Gigi Durham, published in the Journal of Children and Media, analyzes through a feminist lens the ways in which the popular Twilight series enforce ideas of gendered violence. Examining both the explicit and implicit verbal and visual messaging of the Twilight books and films, Durham critiques the expectations put forward by the author with regard to masculine violence and feminine acquiescence.
In this article, written as part of an undergraduate history seminar at the University of Iowa, Kenneth Dofner argues that feminist theory and action created the foundation that helped shaped policy during and after the Farm Crisis. Looking at the ways in which second-wave feminism shaped grassroots organizing during the Farm Crisis, he illustrates the important social and political role that women played in Iowa’s rural communities in the 1980s and beyond.
Chelsea D. Burk’s 2014 essay in the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies looks at Leslie Marmon Silko’s influence on poet Jo Harjo. In particular she examines the ways in which Harjo’s character Noni Daylight extends ideas introduced by Marmon Silko’s character Yellow Woman.
In 2014, Associate Professor of Political Science Timothy M. Hagle published an examination of Iowa voters in presidential and midterm elections since the year 2000. Professor Hagle focuses on party and gender as he looks at who votes, how often, and when.
In her ongoing exploration of black internationalism, Professor Keisha N. Blain profiles African American journalist John Q. Adams for the University of Exeter’s Centre for Imperial and Global History blog.
Dr. André Brock’s 2009 POROI essay looks at Black identity in personal and online contexts. As he explores its impact on our understanding of identity, Brock also discusses ways in which the Internet facilitates the circulation and visibility of “formerly private spaces to non-Blacks.”
In the early 1880s, recruitment of African American miners to Mahaska County led to the development of a community that would become a thriving settlement, home to black miners, merchants, and professionals. The coal camp of Muchakinock, Iowa, which flourished for about 20 year s during the late nineteenth century, was an unusual community for that time in the state’s history.