Like many of you, I’ve spent the past several days trying to switch my teaching completely online for the rest of the semester.
The dirty truth of online teaching is that it is either WAY harder or WAY easier than teaching in person.
If you do it right, it’s way harder. You have to put in a lot of extra planning and work to simulate the in-class experience of discussion, lecture, and in-class experiences.
To all of you out there struggling to do online teaching right and wondering how you’re going to find the time and energy to do the extra work I’m here for you.
After all, abd2phd is here to make your life easier in as many ways as possible.
If you are teaching a Women’s Studies or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies course; or a women’s history, american history, or WWII history class I’ll send you a recorded lecture you can upload to your online teaching platform.
My area of expertise is the rhetoric of virginity in the contemporary United States. In particular, I look at the mutual constitutive nature of the rhetoric of virginity in medical, legal, and popular cultures in World War II and the War on Terror.
Specialties related to these areas include sex education in the United States since 2001, Christian Nationalist politics, and women in popular culture.
- Lectures I have prepped are:
- How virginity contributes to rape culture
- Why virginity is the foundation of the patriarchal nation-state
- VD propaganda in WWII (this is a great one if you want to talk about mishandling a viral threat)
- Sex Ed in the US (a great one for talking about handling and mishandling of public health)
- Virginity, Christian Nationalist Politics, and the Rise of Donald Trump
For each lecture I’ll send you a half hour video lecture along with links to two open-source supplementary materials. I’m also happy to record a follow-up video answering any questions your class has.
This is completely free to anyone who is interested. I’m just trying to help out other instructors during this time.
P.S. Sorry if there are tons of typos here. I’m posting without proofreading to get this out as soon as possible.