Red Washburn

Full Time Faculty

English

Contact:

Phone: (718) 368-5273
Email: Red.Washburn@kbcc.cuny.edu
Office Location: F-331, F Cluster

Red Washburn

Courses

Women in American History

Education

2010 Ph.D., Women’s Studies, University of Maryland
Dissertation Title: Slave Ships, Shamrocks, and Shackles: Transatlantic Connections in Black American and Northern Irish Women’s Revolutionary Auto/biographical Writing, 1960s-1990s
2007 M.A., Women’s Studies, University of Maryland
2005 M.A., English, State University of New York at New Paltz

College Teaching

Associate Professor, Department of English, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, 
2018-present.

Visiting Professor, Exploring Transfer Summer Program, Vassar College, Summers 2018-2019.

Research Fellow, Committee on Globalization and Social Change, CUNY Grad Center , Fall 2018/ Spring 2019.


Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

The Complete Works of Jane Verlaine, co-editing with Grete Miller. Sapphic Classics. Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal (forthcoming). 

The Lesbian Herstory Archives, 45thAnniversary Edition, co-editing with Flavia Rando, Joan Nestle, Deborah Edel, Morgan Gwenwald, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Maxine Wolfe, and Stevie Jones. Sinister Wisdom:  Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal.  (Spring 2020 under Red Washburn).

"Cliff Notes: On Memory, Identity, and Community." Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal.  Tribute to Michelle Cliff (forhcoming under Red Washburn).

Dump Trump: Legacies of Resistance, co-edited with Cheryl Clarke, Morgan Gwenwald, and Stevie Jones. Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. 110. (forthcoming)

"Power or Point of Zoo." Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal.  Dump Trump: Legacies of Resistance.  Ed. Cheryl Clarke, Morgan Gwenwald. 110. (Fall 2018): 256-257 (under Red Washburn).

"Cherry Blossom Branch." Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. The Lesbian Body. Ed. Tara Shea Burke. 106. (Fall 2017): 54-64 (under Red Washburn).

Celebrating the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, co-edited with Angela Martin, Brynn Warriner, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, and Allison Ricket, Forty-Year Herstory, Sinister Wisdom: Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. 103. (Winter 2017).
   
"156 Avenue and Madison Road." Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal. Celebrating the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. 103. (Winter 2017): 90-95 (under Red Washburn).
   
"Bloody Writing: Troubling History, Rewriting Herstory in Margaretta D'Arcy's Tell Them Everything." All-Irish Issue, Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 44.7. (October-November 2015): 977-995.
   
"Unpacking Pat Parker: Intersections and Revolutions in Movement in Black." Pat Parker and Judy Grahn Issue, Journal of Lesbian Studies. 19.3 (July-September 2015): 305-316.
   
"Enjera." Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Art Journal 
Reconciliations. 95 (Winter 2015): 116-117 (under Red Washburn).
   
"The Pen of the Panther: Barriers and Freedom in the Prison Poetry of Ericka Huggins."
Journal for the Study of Radicalism. 8.2 (Fall 2014): 51-78.

Crestview Tree Woman. Georgetown: Finishing Line Press, 2013. Poetry collection focusing on the politics of memory, sites of genealogical meaning, intersections of feminism, queerness, and genderqueerness, and philosophies of love and nature.

Contributor, Legacies: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction. Ed. Jan Zlotnik Schmidt and Lynne Crockett. Florence: Wadsworth, 2012. Designed teaching apparatus on women's working-class and ethnic literature, including sections "Explorations of the Text," "The Reading/ Writing Connection," and "Ideas for Writing," for Daisy Hernández's "My Father's Hands" and Liliana Hernández's "Dinner Talk", both of were previously published in Michelle Tea's anthology, Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing up Working-Class.
 
Research Interests

Contemporary Multi-Ethnic American, Irish, Women’s, Trans, and Queer Literature
Contemporary Feminist, Critical Race, Postcolonial, and Queer Theory
Contemporary Social Movements in the United States and Ireland
Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Queer Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Creative Writing
Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants
PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women’s Studies, City University of New York, “Living and Writing Her/Story, Then and Now: Memories of Herstory, Identities of Authority, and Legacies of Community in Feminist and Queer Movements, 1990-2015,” 2018.

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women's Studies, City University of New York, "The New Moderns' Recruit: Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and the Lesbian Avengers' Valentine's Day," 2017.  

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women's Studies, City University of New York, 
"(E)Racing the State: Racialized/ Gendered Power, Resistance, and Representation in Assata Shakur's Assata: An Autobiography" 2016. 

Women's Center Award, 25th Anniversary, Kingsborough Community College, 2016. 

President's Faculty Innovation Award, "Ride This F-Wave: Merging the Feminist Currents and Strengthening Women's and Gender Studies Pedagogies and Communities on Campus and Beyond," co-designed with Aparajita De, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, 2015. 

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women's Studies, City University of New York, 
''Mother Ireland, Get Off Our Back': Prison Torture, the Politics and Prose of Mairéad Farrell," 2015. 

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women's Studies, City University of New York, "'Our Only Weapon Was Our Pen': Irish Dehumanization & Resistance in the Politics and Prose of Ella O' Dwyer and Martina Anderson," 2014. 

President's Faculty Innovation Award, "Doing Gender: Towards a Civically-Engaged Women's and Gender Studies Learning Community," co-designed with Alison Better, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, 2013. 

President's Faculty Innovation Award, "Developing Interactive Online Resources for Developmental English," co-designed with Gene McQuillian and John Yi, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, 2013. 

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women's Studies, City University of New York,
"Bloody Writing: The Politics of Pain and Rewriting of Irish Herstory in Margaretta D'Arcy's Tell Them Everything," 2013 

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Women's Studies, City University of New York, "Black Panthers and Irish Revolutionaries: The Prison Poetry of Ericka Huggins and Roseleen Walsh," 2012. 

William Stewart Travel Award, City University of New York, 2012.
Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies
Modern Language Association (MLA)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Multiethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

American Historical Association (AHA)

American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS)
Personal Interests
Lesbian Herstory Archives

Rainbow Book Fair

Sinister Wisdom