Rachel Griffin, Ph.D. from the University of Denver in Human Communication Studies, M.A. in Communication and B.S. in Communication and Sociology from Central Michigan University). As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale her research interests span critical race theory, performance, Black masculinity, Black Feminist Thought, and gendered violence. All of her current research projects speak strongly to notions of power, privilege, and voice, which she has presented at national conferences, keynote addresses, social justice events, and diversity training sessions.
Shira Tarrant has a PhD in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles. Shira is an expert in gender politics, feminism, pop culture, and masculinity. She is the author of Men and Feminism (Seal Press), When Sex Became Gender (Routeldge) and editor of the provocative anthologyMen Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power (Routledge). Her co-edited anthology, Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style, is forthcoming (SUNY Press). A frequent speaker at college campuses and public venues across the country, Shira is quoted widely in print and radio. She is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at California State University.
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