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Women's Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant, Elise Robinson, featured on podcast

Elise Uplift Podcast

Elise Robinson, doctoral candidate in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Institute for Women's Studies, was recently interviewed on The Uplift Podcast, a podcast dedicated to uplifting women leaders, at all levels, in higher education. The episode is entitled Feminism is Optimism and in it Elise discusses activism, teaching Women's Studies, and much more.

Read the host's introduction to the episode:

Joy. Activism. Feminism. Optimism. Throw in a love of teaching, and I bring you: Elise Robinson!

I feel like I've known Elise forever and goodness knows I've admired her for just as long. Currently earning her PhD at the University of Georgia in Theatre & Performance Studies, Elise is the kind of professor we all love and remember: passionate, enthusiastic, and pushing her students to always be better versions of themselves.

In this episode Elise shows us how we can  prepare students to be active and engaged citizens by preparing them for daily actions grounded in "perspectacles": small actions that are relevant to their daily lives. Elise shares particular student stories as well as ideas for how to incorporate easy assignments and activities that keep students focused on, and learning about, how to use their voices for democracy.

The podcast is available on all the usual platforms and can be found HERE.

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