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Dr. Barbara LeSavoy

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Director, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies

Education

  • PhD, Social Foundations of Higher Education, University at Buffalo, Reading/Research Focus, Women in Education
  • EdM, Adult and Continuing Education, Boston University
  • Royal Society of Arts, English as a Second Language, Anglo School, London, England
  • BS, Elementary Education/Early Childhood, English/Language Arts, Rhode Island College

Contact Info

118 Liberal Arts Building
Office Phone: (585) 395-5799
blesavoy@brockport.edu

Courses Taught

  • Sex and Culture
  • Honors Sex and Culture
  • Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • Gender, Race, and Class
  • Feminist Theory; Graduate Level Feminist Theory
  • Feminist Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar in Women and Gender Studies
  • Practicum in Women and Gender Studies

International Work

SUNY Russian Programs Network

  • St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture, Summer, 2014.                                                        Faculty Teaching/Travel Award, Teaching Gender Roles Across Cultures                                                   

       

Research Interests

  • Intersectionality and Higher Education Equity/Success
  • Contemporary Student Views on Feminism 
  • Women’s Stories as Feminist Standpoint 
  • Female Genital Mutilation: A Relativism vs. Universalism Debate
  • Sex and Education (1873) : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Selected Publications:

  • "Negotiating Sex and Gender Mediums Across Continents: Brockport, New York to Novgorod, Russia,"  In A. Moore and S.Simon (Eds.), Globally-Networked Learning: Theories and Practices, Routledge, forthcoming, January '15.
  • “Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on Student Leadership: Applying Student Voices on Learning Development," with J. Zhang, L. Lieberman, L. Barrett, MountainRise: The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,2014, 4(2).
  • The Capitalist Hijacking of International Women’s Day: Russian and American Considerations,” Journal of International Women’s Studies, 2013, 14(3), 244-258.     
  • "The New Old Feminism: Regional Coalition and the Future of Women and Gender Studies," March '12, Women in Higher Education.
  • Review of Eisenstein, "Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women's Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World," June '12, Gender and Society, Sage Publications.
  • ""Despite Gains, Women Still Face Inequality: International Women's Day 101 Years."  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Speaking Out Essay, March '12.
  • " ` Now I have Something that is Mine:' Women’s  Higher Education Gains as Feminist Standpoint”(2011). Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies ( v.9), Special Issue: Gender Equity in Higher Education.
  • “How to be the Best at Everything:”  The Gendering and Embodiment of Boy/Girl Advice,” (2011). Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought, Volume 5 (1), Women and the Media. 
  • On the Outside Edge: Systems of Oppression and Academic Success,”(2010).    Black Women Gender and Families, Volume 4(2). 
  • International Women’s Day: 100 Years.” Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Speaking Out Essay, March ’11.
  • American Association of University Women”(2011) in Encyclopedia of Women. Ed. Andrea O’Reilly. Sage Publications.
  •  “Women and Gender Studies”(2011) in Encyclopedia of Women. Ed. Andrea O’Reilly. Sage Publications.   
  • “Rwanda” (2010) in   Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Ed. Andrea O’Reilly. Sage Publications.
  • "Cherrie Moraga” (2010) in Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Ed. Andrea O’Reilly.  Sage Publications.                 
  • “International Women’s Day,” Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Speaking Out Essay, March ’10.
  • Palin Doesn't Reflect Women's Rights, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Speaking Out Essay, September ’08.
  • “Women and Gender Studies Courses Enlighten Students, ”Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Speaking Out Essay, January ’08.

Editorial Contributions

  • Executive Editor and Founder (2012), Dissenting Voices, A Women and Gender Studies Student E-journal, The College at Brockport.
  • Quoted in International Women's Day 2012, Teacher Online, The Teacher Magazine, London, England.
  • Executive Editor and Founder (2012), The Spectrum: A Scholars Day Journal, The College at Brockport.
  • Review of Burn, S.M. (2011), Women Across Cultures: A Global Perspectives.  New York: McGraw Hill. Segment of review quoted on text binding.

Grantsmanship:

Linkages of Rochester U.S-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program

  • United States Embassy in Moscow, $50,000 Awarded in partnership with Linkages Rochester, Fall '15, Educational Programing Domestic Violence in Russia and the U.S.

 

SUNY Russian Programs Network, Summer Travel

  • St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture. Summer, 2014.

NEH COIL Institute Fellow, State University of New York

  • Global Issues in Gender Studies: Brockport, NY- Novgorod, RU :  Summer ’11- Summer ’13  sponsored research,  "COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning, National Endowment of the Humanities  (NEH)," sponsored by COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities.

American Democracy Project Speaker Series, The College at Brockport   

  • $2000 Awarded in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Randall Shea, Spring ’10 International Women’s Day Lecture.
  • $1000 Awarded, Spring ’08, Elaine Miller Lecture,  Drawing Conclusions: Political Cartoonists on the 2008 Election.
  • $1000 Awarded, Spring ’06,  Kim Gandy Lecture, President, National Organization for Women (NOW).

The College at Brockport Global Interdependency Cultural Diversity Grant 

  • $1500 Awarded, Fall ’11 , film screening, “Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride,” with film director Bob Christie  
  • $3000 Awarded , Spring  ’10, Jessica Valenti Lecture.
  • $1000 Awarded Spring ’06, Africa Bridge Program Speaker in collaboration with the Departments of Modern Languages and Literatures and Political Science and International Studies.

The College at Brockport UUP Individual Development Award Program

  • $300 Awarded 11 for research on International Women’s Day.
  • $500 Awarded  ’08 for research on Women Stories.
  • $500 Awarded  ’07 for research on Student  Views of Feminists.             
  • $1000 Awarded   Spring ’05, ’06. ’07  in support of conference presentation.
  • $1000 Awarded Fall ’02 in support of dissertation research data analysis. 

Recognitions

  • Award for Diversity Engagement,  The College at Brockport, Fall '13
  • Academic Advising Award, The College at Brockport, Spring '13
  • Outstanding Service to Students Award, The College at Brockport, Spring '13
  • Emerging Leader Award, American Association of University Women: April '12
  • Brockport Mentor of the Year, McNair CStep, Spring '08

Invited Presentations

  • United Nations Day on Human Rights, Empowerment of Women and Girls! Panel on Gender-Based Violence, Rochester, NY, October '14
  • WXXI Public Radio: Interview with Evan Dawson:   "Feminism," August '14
  • Press Conference with Senator Ted O'Brian , Contraceptive Disclosure Bill, August, '14
  • Women's Equality Coalition, Rally for Women's Equality Act , June '14
  • Dreams of Trespass , Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a National Endowment for the Humanities book discussion, The College at Brockport, April ‘14
  • Benefits of Open Access Journals, Promoting Scholarly Communication through Open Access Journals Conference, The College at Brockport, March ‘14
  • Gender Based Violence and One Billion Rising: A Campus Response Mornings with the Professors, The College at Brockport, February ‘14
  • WXXI Public Radio: Interview with Evan Dawson: “Downton Abbey,” January ‘14.
  • Talking Abbey Live: Downton Abbey, Season IV, Episode III , WXXI TV, Rochester NY, January ‘14.
  • “International Women’s Day: Looking Back, Thinking Forward,” Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, Professional Development Workshop,  January ‘14.
  • “Violence Against Women on College Campuses,” AAUW District 2 Conference , Hobart and William Smith Colleges, October, ’13
  • Teaching Globalization: Innovative Curriculum and Pedagogy, SUNY Levin Global Workforce Project Conference, May, '13
  • Teaching Gender Across Cultures: A Global Perspective, Novgorod, Russia, Novgorod State University, Gender Institute, March’13.   
  • Women's Healthcare: American Considerations , Women in Red International Womnen's Day Symposium, Novgorod Cultural Center, Novgord Russia, March' 13 
  • WXXI Community Cinema Film Screening/Talkback,  The Little Theater, Rochester, NY, "Half the Sky," September, '12; As Goes Janesville," October '12; "Wonderwomen! The Untold Story of American Super Heroines," March '13..
  • Introductory Remarks : Jenny Finney Boylan Lecture , The College at Brockport, November ‘12 .
  • Panel Moderator with Ross Levi: The College at Brockport Staged Reading, “8” by Dustin Lance Black, December ‘12.
  • The College at Brockport Film Screening/Discussion , "After I Pick the Fruit: The Lives of Migrant Women," April '12.
  • University of Rochester Women's History Month Film Screening/Talkback , the Little Theater, Rochester, NY, "Pink Saris," March '13; "Afghan Star," March '12. 
  • WXXI Public Radio: 1370 Bob Smith Interview : "Afghan Star," March '12
  • International Women’s Day Retrospection: 100 Years .Greater Rochester AAUW Women’s History Month Lecture – Spring '12.
  • Sex in Education: Where We Were, Where We Are
    • Mornings with the Professors, The Collage at Brockport, Fall '10
    • National Organization for Women (NOW), Rochester Chapter, Fall '10
    • Greater Rochester AAUW Women’s History Month Lecture – Spring '10
  • The Politics of Academic Discourse: Logocentrism and Patriarchy   The College at Brockport Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Fall '10.
  • Toilet Training (2003): Transgressing Gender Norms , The College at Brockport  Diversity Conference, Fall '09.
  • Feminist Theoretical Considerations of Reproduction and Women’s Equity :Looking Back, Thinking Forward , Women’s History Month Caucus, University of Rochester, March ’09.
  • Women and Gender Studies: A Discipline Overview , East House Enrichment Program, Rochester Institute of Technology, June '09.
  • Women’s Rights as Human Rights: Perspectives on Education and Culture , St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, Model UN, March'07.

 Conference Presentations

  • "Clearing the Air: Social Ecologies of Identity and Place," Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues Conference, Seneca Falls, NY, October '14.
  • "Lean Forward: Tecno-Feminist Pedagogies Across Boarders," National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, November '14.
  • "Bloom's "Normal" (2002) and Tarttelin's "Golden Boy" (2013): Reading Gender Fluidity Written Across Time and Text," National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, November '14.
  • " Feminists Queering the Campus:  Approaches to LGBTQIA Equity, Inclusion and Change,"   Program Administrators Roundtable, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, November '14
  • One Billion Rising:  Theorizing Bodies, Resistance, and Artistic Representations across Disciplines, Cincinnati, OH, National Women's Studies Association Conference (NWSA), November '13
  • Negotiating Sex and Gender Mediums Across Continents: Brockport NY to Novgorod Russia , SUNY Global Center COIL Conference, April ‘13.
  • International Women's Day 100 Years: Paradoxes in Global Feminist Movements Oakland, CA, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference,  November '12.
  • Feminist Disruptions: Politics of Identity and Place. Seneca Falls Dialogues, Seneca Falls, NY, October '12.
  • The Gendering and Embodiment of  Girl/Boy Advice: The  Best at Everything Again.  Northeast Modern Language Association, Rochester, NY,  Postmodern Fiction and Gender Equality panel, March '12.
  • Riot Grrrl to Little Women: Reading Women and Gender Studies .  Northeast Modern Language Association, Rochester, NY,  Teaching Literacy Studies in the Women's and Gender Studies Classroom roundtable.  March '12.
  • The Capitalist Hijacking of Women and Gender Studies: Creating Regional WGST Collaborations. Program Administrators Workshop, Atlanta GA, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)  Conference, November '11 .
  • Are my Politics Showing?: Teaching Multiple PerspectivesDenver, CO, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, November '10.
  • Sticks in a Bundle: The Greater Rochester Consortium of Women and Gender Studies Faculty, Denver, CO, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, November ’10.
  • Feminist Identities: Thinking Across Person, Place, and Medium. Seneca Falls Dialogues Conference, Seneca Falls, NY, October '10.
  • Feminisms Across Borders:  Novgorod, Russia to Brockport, NY . Seneca Falls Dialogues Conference, Seneca Falls, NY, October 10.
  • Women’s Stories of Higher Education GainsAtlanta, GA, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, November ’09; Women Succeeding in Higher Education, SUNY Cortland, Fall ’09.
  • The F Word: Student Views of Feminists, Atlanta, GA, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, November ’09.
  • What’s In A Name?:  Women Studies  or Gender Studies, Atlanta, GA, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, November ’09.
  • Hard to Remember, Harder to Forget: Women’s Stories of Higher Education Gains, The College at Brockport Diversity Conference, Fall ’09.
  • Gender and Popular Culture: Resisting the Feed, The College at Brockport Freshman Summer Reading Lecture, Fall ’09.
  •  T he F Word: Student Views of Feminists, Woman and Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY,  Fall  ’08.
  • Women’s Stories, Seneca Falls Dialogues Conference -- Seneca Falls, NY, October 08.
  • Learning on the Edge:  Mediating at-Home, at-College Spaces, Women Home and Nation Conference, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton NY, March ’08.
  • Systems of Oppression and Academic Success, Cincinnati, Ohio, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, June ’08.
  • Women’s Right as Human Rights:  The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  Question, Cincinnati, Ohio, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, June ’08.
  •   Faculty/Student Dialogues: Teaching/Learning Expectations Cincinnati OH, National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, June ‘08,

 Local Presentations:

  •   Sex and Gender Across Continents: Brockport NY to Novgorod Russia Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) WMS 360 Honors Public Service Announcements . The College at Brockport Diversity Conference, Fall '13; . The College at Brockport Scholars Day, April’13
  • "Pariah" (2007): Race, Gender and Sexual Identity.   The College at Brockport Diversity Conference, Fall '12.
  • "Missrepresentation (2011): Feminist Theory, Media and Bodies" Feminist Lecture Series: The College at Brockport Women's Center, March '12.
  • "Black Feminist Theory: Person, Place Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class," Feminist Lecture Series: The College at Brockport Women's Center, April ’11.
    "Faculty/Student Collaborations: Writing/Presenting/Publishing with Students" The College at Brockport Scholars Day, April’11.
  • "Honors Sex and Culture Poster Session: A Global Perspective” The College at Brockport Scholars Day, April ‘11.
  • "Sex and Gender Across Cultures: A WMS 360 Honors Panel" The College at Brockport Scholars Day, April, ’11, April ’10.
  • How to Be the Best at Everything:  The Gendering and Embodiment of Girl/Boy Advice, The College at Brockport Diversity Conference, Fall ’09.
  • Are My Politics Showing?: Teaching Multiple PerspectivesDenver, CO, The College at Brockport Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Fall 2009.
  • Learning on the Edge:  Mediating at-Home, at-College Spaces, The College at Brockport Diversity Conference, Fall ’08.
  • Faculty/Student Dialogues: Teaching/Learning Expectations, The College at Brockport Women’s Center, April ’08.
  • Women’s Rights as Human Rights: A Global Challenge, The College at Brockport Diversity Conference March ’07.
  •   Sex in Education:  Dr. Edward Clarke’s 1873 Claims on Sex and Intellect, The College at Brockport Scholar’s Day, April ‘07; The College at Brockport Women’s Week, April ’08.
  •   Teaching the ‘F’ Way:  Feminist Pedagogy Applied Across Disciplines, The College at Brockport Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, November ’06.

 

 

Last Updated 10/7/14