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Students in the discipline of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are uniquely positioned to critically engage with systems of power and apply academic theory to real world practice as a field that has a clear and implicit social justice angle to its scholarship. The Open Access movement can benefit from the critical theories used in WGS as a means of ensuring maximum inclusivity of the movement. Further, WGS students must acknowledge their privileged position within an academic institution and publish in ways that undermine the systems of power that lock up knowledge behind a toll in order to align their practices with the values of the discipline.


This presentation was given for the class WGS 300: Theories at Gettysburg College on October 25, 2018.

The slideshow with speaker notes is available to download via Powerpoint. A PDF of the slides is available as an additional file and the speaker notes are provided as an annotation.

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