Category Archives: academia

Is today a great day or THE GREATEST DAY? VOTE HELLER FOR CAT CONTEST!

Everything is a perpetual dumpster fire, we all get that. But today I found out I was selected for entry to a CAT CONTEST YES I KNOW. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SFS9BM I entered AcademiaObscura’s annual “Academics With Their Cats” contest . YES I’M THAT PERSON. … Continue reading

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Professor Werk, or, what do professors do like teach?

I’m heading back into the school year and I’m exhausted by all the work I’ve done this summer while not teaching. That’s not a joke, I worked all summer even though I didn’t teach any classes. People can be surprised … Continue reading

Posted in academia, culture, politics, society

Imma just leave these tools here…

Hello Saucy readers, great day right? Guess that depends on what you look like, where you’re from, who you love, what organs you have in your body, what your health is or was at any point in your life, what … Continue reading

Posted in academia, feminism, intersectionality, politics

What is “Female-Femmeing” You Ask?

The Saucy Scholar will tell you… via academic article! =======> My new article “Female-Femmeing: a Gender-Bent Performance Practice” just dropped in QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking vol. 2, no. 3 (2015): 1–23. This article illustrates theatrical performances of femininity by female-identified performers that … Continue reading

Posted in academia, gender, gender-bending

this is not my first campus shooting

Wasn’t I just here? Yes, I was. Saucy Scholar fans may remember my inaugural post was on the UC Santa Barbara shooting. I was teaching at UCSB, and I had also been a grad student there for five years prior. It … Continue reading

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Question o’ the Day: Is Drag Degrading to Women?

Mary Cheney asked why drag queening was acceptable and blackface wasn’t. Then the internet blew up. And RuPaul made a video. Loyal readers, you may or may not be aware that drag is my jam. And by “my jam,” I … Continue reading

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You Better Work (that dress code), Bitch!

I went to an all-girls high school with a dress code: verboten were thin-strapped tank tops, shorts or skirts higher than the length of down-stretched fingertips, and leggings/p.j. pants (because ‘you can see everything’). My colleague speculates this dress code … Continue reading

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