Red Washburn

Full Time Faculty

English

Contact:

Phone: (718) 368-5273
Email: Red.Washburn@kbcc.cuny.edu
Office Location: F-331, F Cluster

Red Washburn

Courses

First-Year Composition I & II
Women and Literature
Sexuality and Literature
Creative Nonfiction
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
Women in American History

Education

2010 Ph.D., Women’s Studies, University of Maryland
Dissertation Title: Slave Ships, Shamrocks, and Shackles: Transatlantic Connections in Black American and Northern Irish Women’s Revolutionary Auto/biographical Writing, 1960s-1990s
2007 M.A., Women’s Studies, University of Maryland
2005 M.A., English, State University of New York at New Paltz

College Teaching

2019-2020 Research Fellow Migrations and Mobilizations, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, Graduate Center

2019 Adjunct Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Department of History, Brooklyn College

2018-2019 Visiting Professor, Exploring Transfer Summer Program, Vassar College

2018-2019 Research Fellow, Committee on Globalization and Social Change, Trans/Feminisms, Graduate Center

2018-Present Associate Professor, Departments of English and History, Kingsborough Community College

2016-Present Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Kingsborough Community College

2015-Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Hunter College

2011-Present Assistant Professor, Department of English, Kingsborough Community College

2010-2016 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of English, Hunter College

2009-2011 Assistant Professor, English, Department of English/Fine Arts/Modern Languages, Union County College, Elizabeth

2007-2009 Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, Prince George’s Community College

2005-2009 Teaching Assistant, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland

2002-2005 Teaching Assistant, Department of English, SUNY New Paltz


Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

Future Publications

“Tr@ns”: Bodies-Possibilities.” Radical Trans Poetics. Ed. Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel. Nightboat Books (under review).

 “Trans Lesbian/ Queer Feminisms,” co-editing with Adriana Varella and Maddee Clark. Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. (forthcoming).

The Complete Works of Jane Verlaine. Sapphic Classics. A Midsummer Night’s Press (forthcoming).

“Trans-forming Bodies and Bodies of Knowledge: A Case Study of Utopia, Intersectionality, Transisciplinarity,” co-written with Kimberley Williams Brown. Introduction to Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches. Ed. L. Ayu Sarawati, Barbara L. Shaw, and Heather Rellihan. 2nd Ed. New York: Oxford (forthcoming).

“Endangered Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Community Colleges in #MeToo Times: A Case Study of Kingsborough Community College as a Microcosm of Neoliberal Education.” Theory and Praxis: Women’s and Gender Studies at Community Colleges. Eds. Heather Rellihan and Genevieve Carminati. Arington: Gival Press (forthcoming).

“In Memory of the Lives We Have Lost: The Lesbian Herstory Archives,” 45th Anniversary Edition, co-editing with Flavia Rando, Joan Nestle, Deborah Edel, Morgan Gwenwald, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Maxine Wolfe, and Stevie Jones. Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal (forthcoming).

 

Publications

Cliff Notes: On Memory, Identity, and Community.” Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. Ed. Julie R. Ensure. 2019 (April 2019). 127-133.

Dump Trump: Legacies of Resistance, co-edited with Cheryl Clarke, Morgan Gwenwald, and Stevie Jones. Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. 110. (Fall 2018)

“Power or Point of Zoo.” Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. Dump Trump: Legacies of Resistance. Ed. Cheryl Clarke, Morgan Gwenwald, and Stevie Jones. 110. (Fall 2018): 256-257.

“Cherry Blossom Branch.” Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. The Lesbian Body. Ed. Tara Shea Burke. 106. (Fall 2017): 54-64.

Celebrating the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, co-edited with Angela Martin, Brynn Warriner, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, and Allison Ricket, Forty-Year Herstory, Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. 103. (Winter 2017).

“156 Avenue and Madison Road.” Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. Celebrating the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. 103. (Winter 2017): 90-95.

“Bloody Writing: Troubling History, Rewriting Herstory in Margaretta D’Arcy’s Tell Them Everything.” All-Irish Issue, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 44.7. (October-November 2015): 977-995.

“Unpacking Pat Parker: Intersections and Revolutions in Movement in Black.” Pat Parker and Judy Grahn Issue, Journal of Lesbian Studies. 19.3 (July-September 2015): 305-316.

“Enjera.” Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal Reconciliations. 95 (Winter 2015): 116-117.

“The Pen of the Panther: Barriers and Freedom in the Prison Poetry of Ericka Huggins.” Journal for the Study of Radicalism. 8.2 (Fall 2014): 51-78.

Crestview Tree Woman. Georgetown: Finishing Line Press, 2013. Poetry collection focusing on the politics of memory, sites of genealogical meaning, intersections of feminism, queerness, and genderqueerness, and philosophies of love and nature.

Contributor, Legacies: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction. Ed. Jan Zlotnik Schmidt and Lynne Crockett. Florence: Wadsworth, 2012. Designed teaching apparatus on women’s working-class and ethnic literature, including sections “Explorations of the Text,” “The Reading/ Writing Connection,” and “Ideas for Writing,” for Daisy Hernández’s “My Father’s Hands” and “Liliana Hernández’s “Dinner Talk, both of were previously published in Michelle Tea’s anthology, Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing up Working-Class.

“Kissing the Present: Corporations, ‘Debt Slavery,’ and the Incorporation of a Feminist ‘Cyborg Identity’ in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower.” Shawangunk Review. Vol. XVI. The State University of New York at New Paltz Press, 2005.

“The (Dis)empowering and (In)expressive Power of Words: The Relationship between Silence and Violence in Kingston’s The Woman Warrior.” Shawangunk Review. Vol. XV. The State University of New York at New Paltz Press, 2004.

Research Interests

Women’s and Gender Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and Queer Studies

Feminist, Critical Race, Postcolonial, Trans, and Queer Theory

Social Movements in the United States and Ireland, Post WWII

Women’s, LGBTQ, Civil Rights, and Postcolonial History in the US and Ireland

Contemporary Multi-Ethnic American, Irish, Women’s, and LGBTQ Literature
Creative Nonfiction and Poetry

Rhetoric and Composition


Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women’s Studies, City University of New York, “Endangered Species and Studies: The Future of Trans Lives and Women’s and Gender Studies in US Society and Community Colleges,” 2019.

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women’s Studies, City University of New York, “Living and Writing Her/Story, Then and Now: Memories of Herstory, Identities of Authority, and Legacies of Community in Feminist and Queer Movements, 1990-2015,” 2018.

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women’s Studies, City University of New York, “The New Moderns’ Recruit: Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and the Lesbian Avengers' Valentine's Day,” 2017.  

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women’s Studies, City University of New York, 
“(E)Racing the State: Racialized/ Gendered Power, Resistance, and Representation in Assata Shakur's Assata: An Autobiography,” 2016. 

Women’s Center Award, 25th Anniversary, Kingsborough Community College, 2016. 

President’s Faculty Innovation Award, “Ride This F-Wave: Merging the Feminist Currents and Strengthening Women’s and Gender Studies Pedagogies and Communities on Campus and Beyond,” co-designed with Aparajita De, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, 2015. 

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women’s Studies, City University of New York, 
“‘Mother Ireland, Get Off Our Back’: Prison Torture, the Politics and Prose of Mairéad Farrell,” 2015. 

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women’s Studies, City University of New York, “‘Our Only Weapon Was Our Pen’: Irish Dehumanization & Resistance in the Politics and Prose of Ella O’ Dwyer and Martina Anderson,” 2014. 

President’s Faculty Innovation Award, “Doing Gender: Towards a Civically-Engaged Women’s and Gender Studies Learning Community,” co-designed with Alison Better, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, 2013. 

President’s Faculty Innovation Award, “Developing Interactive Online Resources for Developmental English,” co-designed with Gene McQuillian and John Yi, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, 2013. 

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women’s Studies, City University of New York,
“Bloody Writing: The Politics of Pain and Rewriting of Irish Herstory in Margaretta D'Arcy’s Tell Them Everything,” 2013. 

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women’s Studies, City University of New York, “Black Panthers and Irish Revolutionaries: The Prison Poetry of Ericka Huggins and Roseleen Walsh,” 2012. 

William Stewart Travel Award, City University of New York, 2012.

2011 Excellence in Teaching Award, President’s Commendation, Union County College

2006-2009 Full Teaching Assistantship, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland

2005-2006 Full Fellowship, Department of Women’s Studies, UMD

2002-2005 Full Teaching Assistantship, Department of English, SUNY New Paltz

2002 Aquinas Scholarship, Department of English, Mount Saint Mary College


Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

American Historical Association (AHA)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS)

Multiethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)


Personal Interests

Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

Lesbian Herstory Archives

Trans Oral History Project

Rainbow Book Fair

Sinister Wisdom

Website

www.redwashburn.com