Author Archives: Angela Anderson

Writing a Book: Ending Chronic Illness

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No matter how much Western medical science progresses, chronic illness and pain persist. I am currently writing about how to bring an end to chronic illness and pain. I critically review the thousands of years of Western medical history that established a connection between femininity, intractability, and lifelong illness and pain. Based on the knowledge,…

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Presentation: “Femininity by Any Other Name: Hysteria, Witchcraft, and Chronic Illness”

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In my capacity as Visiting Scholar of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, I presented my work-in-progress on Fri. January 13, 2017, a packed room of scholars and professors. My work, “Femininity By Any Other Name: Hysteria, Witchcraft, and Chronic Illness,” gave a brief overview of the over-three-thousand-year history of pathologizing…

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Steel City Shakespeare Center presents Pride & Prejudice

Why An All-Young-Women Cast of Pride & Prejudice is Important

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This piece is part of my Artist Residency in Motherhood, in which I embrace how the stuff of parenting uniquely shapes my art. N.B. The cast, adapter, and stage manager of Steel City Shakespeare Center’s Pride & Prejudice are six white-passing cis-passing women in our 20s. Additionally, I am a disabled mother. I specify these identity markers…

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Presenting at National Women’s Studies Association Conference 2016

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I will be presenting a poster at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Montréal, Québec from November 10-13, 2016. Within in the Bodies and Biopolitics concentration of the Decoloniality theme, my poster will provide intersectional feminist analysis of the gender disparity in incidence of idiopathic chronic illness in the USA. More info here.

Teaching Heterosexism course at CCSF in Spring 2016

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I’ll be teaching the Heterosexism course in CCSF’s Interdisciplinary Studies: Diversity and Social Justice track during the Spring 2016 semester. I took the class in the Fall 2015 semester, and I look forward to facilitating a classroom full of students with varied life experience and perspectives.