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Crystal Jackson

Jackson's research and teaching interests are in gender & sexuality, sex work, social justice, inequalities, and feminism.  She teaches sociology and gender studies courses. She recently led an LGBTQ+ Activism Study Abroad Program in Amsterdam, during EuroPride 2016.


Jackson studies sex work and anti-sex trafficking policy and advocacy to explore contemporary meanings around gender, sex, sexuality, and inequalities.   She has explored the meaning of worker organizing for “non-traditional” workers often considered un-organizable: sex workers. Her previous scholarship examines the political economy of commercial sex. Jackson has also researched strip club laws, attendees at an annual expo for the adult film industry, and queer adult film producers and performers. She is co-author of The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex, and Sin in the New American Heartland (Routledge, 2010), an ethnographic exploration of the only legal sale of sex in the country, Nevada’s rural brothels.   For more, click here.

Email: crjackson@jjay.cuny.edu

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Carmen Kynard

Kynard is associate professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) where she interrogates race and the politics of writing instruction. She has taught high school with the New York City public schools/Coalition of Essential Schools, served as a writing program administrator, and worked as a teacher educator.  She has led numerous professional development projects on language, literacy, and learning and has published in Harvard Educational Review, Changing English, College Composition and Communication, College English, Computers and Composition, Reading Research Quarterly, Literacy and Composition Studies and more. Her first book, Vernacular Insurrections: Race, Black Protest, and the New Century in Composition-Literacy Studies won the 2015 James Britton Award and makes Black Freedom a 21st century literacy movement. Her article, “Teaching While Black: Racial Violence and the Landscapes of Disciplinary Whiteness” was chosen as a best article for The Best of Independent Composition and Rhetoric Journals of 2015.  Her current projects focus on Black female college students’ literacies, Black feminist digital vernaculars, and AfroDigital Humanities learning. Carmen traces her research and teaching at her website, “Education, Liberation, and Black Radical Traditions” (http://carmenkynard.org).

Email: ckynard@jjay.cuny.edu

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