Red Washburn will give a talk on "Shamrocks and Shackles: Irish Women's Prison Writing during the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s-1990s."
About the Speaker
Red Washburn is Associate Professor of English and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Kingsborough Community College (CUNY). Red (them/ them/ theirs) is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Brooklyn College (CUNY). They are a Research Fellow at The Graduate Center fall/spring 2018-2020. They were a Visiting Professor at Vassar College summers 2018-2019. They teach first-year composition, women’s and trans literature, queer literature, creative nonfiction, introduction to women’s and gender studies, feminist and trans theory, queer theory, postcolonial theory, prison studies, women’s and trans history, civil rights and post-colonial history, and social movements in the United States and Ireland, post- World War II, among other courses.
They received a M.A. in English from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2005 and a M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland in 2007. They received a Ph.D. from the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland in 2010. Their dissertation explored transatlantic connections in contemporary Black American and Northern Irish women’s political autobiography, 1960s-1990s.
Co-sponsored with the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), the Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS), The Feminist Press, and the Public Science Project.