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

College Teaching

2021-Present Affiliate Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies M.A. Program,
CUNY Graduate Center

2020-2023 Co-Editor of WSQ, Feminist Press, Graduate Center

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

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

2019-Visiting Professor, Exploring Transfer Summer Program, Gender Outlaws and Outlaws Genres, co-taught with Dr. Matt Schultz, Vassar College

2018-2019 Research Fellow, Committee on Globalization and Social Change, Translation and Transfeminisms, Graduate Center

2018-Visiting Professor, Exploring Transfer Summer Program, Feminist Utopias and Afrofuturism, co-taught with Dr. Kimberly Williams Brown, Vassar College

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

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

2015-2019 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Hunter 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, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Maryland

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

 

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

Future Publications

Irish Women’s Prison Writing: Mother Ireland’s Rebels, 1960s-2010s (forthcoming Routledge, academic manuscript, April 2022).

“COVID-19: Trans Lives and Trans Studies.” Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community. Ed. Laura Erickson-Schroth and Kevin Johnson. 2nd Ed. New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming, April 2022).

Nonbinary, coediting with JV Fuqua, Marquis Bey, and Brianne Waychoff. WSQ. Feminist Press. 53. (forthcoming Fall/ Winter 2023).

Trans/ Feminisms, co-editing with Claudia Sofia Garriga Lopez, Talia Bettcher, Marci Blackman, Cecilia Gentili, Shereen Inayatulla, Catalina Schliebener, and Kris Grey. Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal (forthcoming April 2023).

 

Publications

“Lesbian, Queer, and Trans Evolutions.” 30 Years: A Tribute to Conditions.

Ed. Cheryl Clarke. Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. 123. (Winter 2022): 214-221.

Birch Philosopher X. Georgetown: Finishing Line Press, 2021. 

“Trans-forming Bodies and Bodies of Knowledge: A Case Study of Utopia, Intersectionality, Transdisciplinarity,” co-written with Kimberly 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 University Press, 2020.

45 Years: A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives, co-edited with Elvis Bakaitis and Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz. Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. 118. (Fall 2020).

“Lez Create: The Dyke Arts Workshop,” co-written Stevie Jones. 45 Years: A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives, co-edited with Elvis Bakaitis and Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz. Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. 118 (Fall 2020): 133-140.

“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, 2019.

 “Cliff Notes: On Memory, Identity, and Community.” Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal.  Tribute to Michelle Cliff (April 2019).​

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.

 

Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

Mellon/ American Council of Learned Societies Community College Faculty FellowshipNonbinary: Tr@ns-Forming Gender and Genre in Nonbin@ry Literature, Performance, and Visual Art, $40,000, 2021-2022.

The Center for the Humanities, CUNY Grad Center, Mellon Foundation, WSQ, Feminist Press, $30,000, with co-editor Brianne Waychoff, 2020-2023. 

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women’s Studies, City University of New York, “Shamrocks and Shackles: Irish Women’s Prison Writing during the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s-1990s,” 2020.

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.

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

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

Full Fellowship, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, 2005-2006.

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

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

Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Multiethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

American Historical Association (AHA)

American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS)

International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL)


Personal Interests

Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)
Lesbian Herstory Archives

Trans Oral History Project

Rainbow Book Fair

Sinister Wisdom

Website

www.redwashburn.com