Hello world. My name is Kera Lovell and I’m currently an American Studies PhD candidate and instructor at the University of Hawaii’s Honolulu Community College.
I’m also a proud graduate of Agnes Scott College where I majored in history and found my feminist heart. When I was a student there, my main research interest was the relationship between the women’s movement/feminism and pop culture during the 1970s, and I more specifically focused on women/the movement/and feminism in Rolling Stone, 1975.
This blog is a mix of news articles, bits of history, interesting conversations, and current features. It embodies my passions for learning new subjects and innovative ideas, and sharing this knowledge with the people I care about. Learning about the methods of consciousness-raising used in various movements during the 60s and 70s has inspired me to use this blog for insightful conversations about racism, sexism, heterosexism, capitalism, activism, and other -isms which run through the veins of our lives.
In this age of Obama and Sarah Palin, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, many people have articulated that America is a post-feminist and racially blind nation. I disagree and strongly feel that acknowledging and dissecting these diverse perspectives of race, class, sexuality, gender, religion, ethnicity, etc., are still critically important.
My love for history encourages me to learn from the past, understand the present, and better the future, which I hope to do with all of you.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.