Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director of WCW, authored “Womanism and Black Women’s Health,” a chapter in Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism (Duke, 2018). Maparyan writes about the spiritual movement of Womanism and the importance of Black women’s healing of self, not just of others. “Black Women,” she writes, “have proven historically and transculturally to be peerless healers across an unbroken thread of time and space. Yet Black women today must first turn our healing gifts upon ourselves.”
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., WCW senior scholar, authored an article in Hogan’s Alley, the magazine of the cartoon arts, for the forthcoming December issue (Volume No. 22). In “Dogpatch Dispatch: My Encounter with Al Capp,” Kilbourne recounts a sexual harassment experience she had with Capp, a famous cartoonist, a half a century ago, how it was addressed at the time, and its influence in her life and work.
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., WCW senior research scientist and founder of the National SEED Project, and Janet E. Helms, Ph.D., director of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College, wrote a two-part article for Japan’s SIETAR Journal. This submission to SIETAR—the Society for International Education, Training, and Research, based in Tokyo, Japan—was at the request of Makiko Deguchi, Ph.D., WCW visiting scholar and associate professor in the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, who is also president of the Society. The shared article, “Future Possibilities and Challenges of Teaching about ‘Privilege’ and Racial Identity in Japan: Learning from U.S. Research and Educational Practices,” was based on the visits Helms and McIntosh made to educational institutions and organizations in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka during 2017.