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october, 2018

30oct4:30 pm6:30 pmIRWGS Graduate Colloquium: Tiana Reid and Joanna May


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IRWGS Graduate Colloquium: Tiana Reid (English, Columbia University) and Joanna May (Psychology, Teacher’s College)

About the Speakers

Tiana Reid is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Her research interests include 20th-century literature, feminism, marxism, poetics, translation, and black studies. Her writing has been published in publications including American Quarterly, Canadian Art, Full Stop, VICE, and The New Inquiry, where she is an editor.

Joanna recently completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, which culminated in a project on abortion clinic escorts. She became involved with feminist activism in 2013 when she began working at a rape crisis center in Virginia shortly after receiving an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The College of William and Mary. She started volunteering as an abortion clinic escort in 2016 after moving to New York, and has since then developed a deep commitment to reproductive justice. When beginning research for her master’s special project, she found that abortion clinic escorts were not represented in academic literature in the field of psychology. She decided to conduct a study exploring some of the common experiences of abortion clinic escorts, the results of which will be discussed at this colloquium. When not fighting for abortion access or reading feminist literature, she spends most of her time caring for other people’s furry children. 


(Tuesday) 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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