Hello and welcome to the traveling professor!
I am a gender studies and LGBTQ+ educator, doctoral student, Fulbright-Hays Scholar and English Language Specialist, online teaching and course developer consultant, and global traveler.
Passionate storyteller. Stubborn Taurus.
How did I become the traveling professor?
Teaching gender studies courses online since 2012 afforded me the privilege of global travel. My work evolved to gender and e-learning consultation work in the Global South, primarily in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. I most recently traveled to Belize pre-pandemic and will return this year to conduct research.
Good Girl Gone Boss Podcast:
Good Girl Gone Boss with Cheri Madewell
Ball Bearings Magazine:
Men and #MeToo
Swaay Media: [Where Women Own the Conversation]
Harvey Weinstein: The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back
“The seductress and damsel in distress archetypes are as old as greek mythology,” comments Cheri Madewell, Gender Studies expert. “Though the term rape culture was coined in the 1970s, we know that both the rape of women and the justification and normalization of such violence were commons themes of Greek and Roman myths. In the story of Zeus and Leda, Zeus transforms into a swan and rapes Leda; Zeus simply could not help himself. The assumption that men cannot ‘help themselves’ when faced with ‘temptation’ is just as harmful as the ‘damsel in distress’ and ‘seductress’ stereotype placed on women.”