Studying Abroad: The Humanities Lab

Studying Abroad: The Humanities Lab

I’m going to admit right up front that this post is a shameless plug. I want to encourage you – any of you who consider yourselves students – to study abroad, and I want you to study a language while you’re doing it (hopefully in France, but if you want to join my colleagues in(…)

A Feminist’s Last Resort (Explicit Language)

A Feminist’s Last Resort (Explicit Language)

If you know me professionally, or casually, you know that I am a feminist Bible scholar; I’ve been teaching, publishing and lecturing publically since 1998. I work primarily with post-structural criticism and gender theory. My work can be summed up as this: I want people to stop being ass hats. Specifically, I want people to(…)

Challenging Ourselves as Teachers

Challenging Ourselves as Teachers

During my first decade of teaching history at Drury, I faced one consistent challenge when it came to research papers. To be sure, it did not involve getting students to see the value of history. And it did not concern showing them that the study of the past illuminates the nature of the present. Instead,(…)