Author ORCID Identifier

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

First Advisor

Julie Kubala, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Jennie Burnet, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Stephanie Evans, Ph.D.


Often, academic knowledge and activist knowledge clash, one being dismissed as unscholarly and the other as impractical. As theory becomes further removed from its application in academic and activist spaces, how can scholars and activists work to produce revolutionary knowledge to transform our thinking and engage with social justice movements? This feminist action research project combines traditional and non-traditional methods of relaying feminist theoretical implications in the reproductive justice movement by pairing academic written text with a collection of “zines” to produce new and legitimate ways of transforming feminist scholarship and praxis. Because academia needs the “real world” experiences of activists and activists need the political and theoretical analyses that shape social justice movements, this project should compel other feminist scholar-activists to explore the use of multiple formats to increase the visibility and legitimacy of contemporary feminist thought.


File Upload Confirmation