Week 2: Positionality

Monday, September 6 – Labor Day: No Class

Wednesday, September 8

For today, prepare:

  • Presentation: Introducing My Positionality
  • Read (4 pages + 10 pages)
    Lorde, Audre. 1984. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Berkeley, CA: Crossing Press.
    • “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”
    • “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” 
  • Read (7 pages)
    Cole, Johnnetta Betsch. 2009. “My Shero, My Teacher, My Sister Friend.” In I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall, 231–37. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Watch (2 min): 
    UCLA Library. 2021. “Positionality & Research: How our Identities Shape Inquiry.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTHFud7fr8c
  • Watch (2 min): 
    UCLA Library. 2021. “Positionality @ Research: Awareness Strategies.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORrF7cKktrQ

Supplemental Resources:

  • Haraway, Donna. 1988. “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective.” Feminist Studies 14 (3): 575–99.