The Syllabus as Activist Document

Andrea Quaid


The syllabus as an activist document is an action speaking back to dominant discourse that often ignores or silences the voices collected in the syllabi. Therefore, the syllabus as an activist document – inside and outside of the classroom – highlights subjects that do not make the standard curriculum. Presented to the public as what should be on everyone’s reading list, they foreground marginalized ideas, people and histories as integral to society as a whole.


syllabi; social justice; activism

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Ahmed, Sara. Living a Feminist Life. Durham: Duke UP, 2017. Print.


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