C.V.

Kristen Abatsis McHenry

Curriculum Vitae

 

Department of Women’s and Gender Studies                                   

Larts 328, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth                          

285 Old Westport Road                                                                     

Dartmouth, MA 02747

kmchenry@umassd.edu                                                          kristen.abatsis.mchenry@gmail.com

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D.               Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013

                         

M.A.                Women’s Studies, Georgia State University, 2002

 

B.A.                Women’s Studies, Ithaca College, 2000

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-2020                Assistant Professor, Comparative Women’s Studies, Spelman College

2009-2016;               Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, University of

2020-2021                Massachusetts Dartmouth

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Peer Reviewed Books

n.d.                  Don’t frack your mother: women’s health and activism. Feminist Technoscience Series, University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA. (under contract)

 

2015                The Green Solution to Breast Cancer: The Promise of Prevention. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger.

 

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2021                “Getting Fracked: Gender Politics in the Fracking Debates,” Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society 47 (1), pp. 191-207 .

2020                Caretta, Martina and Abatsis McHenry, Kristen. “Pipelining Appalachia. A perspective on the everyday lived experiences of rural communities at the frontline of energy distribution networks development.” Energy Research & Social Science 63, pp.101403.

2017                “Fracking Women’s Bodies: The impact of hydraulic fracturing on women in Pennsylvania”. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. 10(2), pp. 77-94.

2017                “Lab Meeting: How do Black Lives Matter in Teaching, Lab Practices, and Research?” Convened by Anne Pollock and Deboleena Roy. ‘Black women in breast cancer research: from margin to center.’ Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. 3(1), pp. 1-38.

2015                Breast Cancer Activism in the United States and the Politics of Genes. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 182-200.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters                     

2015                Abatsis McHenry, Kristen, Schultz, Denise. “Skinny Jeans, Perfection, and Competition in Motherhood.” In Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood, Linda Ennis Editor. Demeter Press.

2012                “Women’s Work: Global Trends and Demographics of Wealth and Employment.” In Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics, C. Luetge Editor, Netherlands: Springer.

2011                “Mothers are Women.” In 21st Century Motherhood Movement, A. O’Reilly Editor, York University: Demeter Press.

 

Book Reviews

2013                Review of L. O’Brein Hallstein and Andrea O’Reilly, Academic Motherhood in a Post-Second Wave Context: Challenges, Strategies and Possibilities. In Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, 4.1, 232.

2011                Review of Andrea O’Reilly, Feminist Mothering. In Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, 2.1, 307.

In Preparation

 “Men have breasts too!:cripping and queering the pinkification of breast cancer”

Encyclopedia Entries

2011                Cancer, Environmental Factors. In The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 

2011                ISHA. In The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2018                Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education, Curriculum Internationalization Grant, Spelman College.

2017                Faculty Development Grant, Provost’s Office, Spelman College.

2013                Travel Grant, Office of Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, National Women’s Studies Association Conference.

2012                Travel Grant, Conference National Women’s Studies Association Conference.

2012                Provost’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activities, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

2011                Travel Grant, Conference Breast Cancer Brocher Foundation.

2010                Faculty Participant, IBIS/Davis Educational Grant, Blended Learning, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

INVITED TALKS

 

2018                “Don’t Frack Your Mother: Gender Politics in the Fracking Debate.” Sociology, Environmental Science and Study of Women and Gender Departments, Smith College.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Panels Organized

2015                “Gender, Environment, and the Politics of Debility,” National Women’s Studies Association conference,Milwaukee, WI.

 

2015                “Gender and Civic Political Participation,” New England Political Science Association Meeting, New Haven, CT.

 

Papers Presented

2020                “Men have breasts too!: the impact of pink ribbon breast cancer advocacy on men’s breast cancer experiences.” Roundtable: Future of Feminist Disability Studies NeMLA, Boston, MA.

 

2017                “How do Black Lives Matter in Biomedical Research.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 8-11.

 

2017                “Pink Drill Bits: A feminist analysis of fracking and breast cancer advocacy.” 4S: Society for Social Studies of Science, Boston, MA, August 30-Sept. 2.

 

2017                “Brigham, mentorship and the boundaries of political science.” Law as Constitutive: Reflections on Contributions of John Brigham to Sociolegal Studies, New England Political Science Association, April 20-23.

 

2015                “Precarious Truths: Listening to Women’s Voices in the Fracking Debates.” National Women’s Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI, November 12-15.

 

2015                “Fracking Women’s Bodies: The impact of hydraulic fracturing on women in Pennsylvania.” American Political Science Association, Biopolicy panel, San Francisco, CA, September 3-6.

 

2015                “BPA, Cancer, and Reproductive Health.” New England Political Science Association, New Haven, CT, April 24-25.

 

2015                “Fracking Women’s Bodies.” New England Political Science Association, New Haven, CT, April 24-25.

 

2015                “Fracking Women’s Bodies.” Third Annual Capital District Feminist Studies Conference, Albany, NY, January 30.

 

2014                “Environmental Breast Cancer Activism in the United States and the Politics of Genes.” American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 30-31.

 

2014                “Working to Ban BPA: Demanding Policies for Protection.” Creating Justice: Interrogating Reproduction and Health Policies Panel, National Women’s Studies Association Feminist Transgressions Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 13-16.

 

2014                “Feminism and Facebook.” Integrating Technology into the Classroom Workshop, American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning, Philadelphia, PA, February 7-9.

 

2013                “Breast Cancer and Environmental Justice.” South Eastern National Women’s Studies Association, Greensboro, North Carolina, April 18-20.

 

2012                “Online Social Networking: Constructions of Feminism and Motherhood.” Motherhood Studies Unbound: Negotiating and (Re)Imagining Our Disciplinary Future, National Women’s Studies Association, Oakland, CA, November 8-11.

 

2011                “The Environmental Breast Cancer Movement and the Politics of BRCA.” Gene Research and Medical Practices Social Sciences Conference, Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland, December 15-16.

 

2010                “You’re not….Oh. You’re pregnant.” Being and Thinking as an Academic Mother, Association for Research on Mothering and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, April 8. 

 

2008                “Feminist Theory, Breast Cancer, and Transnational Activism.” 20th Conference on Women and Gender: Transnational Feminism, Community Activism, and the Politics of Empowerment, University of Connecticut, February 29 & March 1.

 

2008                “The Greening of Women’s Bodies: Links between population, reproduction, and environment.”  New England Political Science Conference, April 25-26.

 

2008                “The Greening of Women’s Bodies: Links between population, reproduction, and environment.” June Baker Higgins Gender Studies Conference, Central Connecticut State University, April 20.

 

Discussant

 

2021                American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, September 30-October 3.

 

2017                National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 8-11.

 

2017                “State and Local Policymaking,” New England Political Science Association, Providence, RI, April 20-23.

 

2015                “Gender and Civic Political Participation,” New England Political Science Association, New Haven, CT.

 

CAMPUS TALKS

2017                “The Politics of Pink Ribbons: An examination of Breast Cancer Activism in the United States.” Social Justice Scholars, Spelman College, March 30.

 

2017                “The Politics of Pink Ribbons: An examination of Breast Cancer Activism in the United States.” Celebration of Faculty Achievements, AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta, GA. March 20

 

2017                Invited, “Women Water Protectors: The Feminist Politics of Fracking” Women’s Research and Resource Center’s Toni Cade Bambara speaker event, Spelman College, March 17.

 

2016                “Pink Ribbon Politics.” Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

 

2013                “Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness.” Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

 

2013                “Breast Cancer Activism.” Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Spelman College, 2016-2020

Women’s Health Disparities

Gender, Health, in Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Introduction to Comparative Women’s Studies

 

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 2009-2021

Health and Society

Race, Gender, Biomedicine

Women, Families and Global Health

Gender Health Disparities

Politics of Public Health

Disposable Women

Global Women’s Health Politics

Sex Workers, Nannies, and Maids

Introduction to Women’s Studies

Introduction to Feminist Theory

Feminist Research Methods

International Women’s Human Rights

Ecofeminism Theory and Practice

Special Topics: Women’s Health and Environment

Special Topics: Women in International Politics

Global Perspectives of Women

University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2008-2011

Women and Society

Global Perspectives of Women

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2007-2008

Writing for Political Science (2007-2008)              

Feminist Political Theory (2008)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

2000-2002       Research Assistant, Women’s Studies Institute, Georgia State University.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

Peer Review, 2008-2021

Energy Research and Social Science

International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

Journal of Feminist Scholarship

Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience

Journal of Women, Politics & Policy

Intersections

National Women’s Studies Association

 

To Profession

Conference Planning Committee, New England Political Science Association, New Haven, CT, 2015  

Interview Transcript Donation, Schlesinger Library, History of Women at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,Harvard University, 2013

 

To Department

Health & Society Curriculum committee, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2021

Social Justice Mentor, Spelman College, 2016-2020.

Women’s Studies Steering Committee, Spelman College, 2016-2020.

Health Council, Spelman College, 2018-2020.

Honors Program Committee Member, Spelman College, 2018-2019.

Undergraduate Research Day Committee, Spelman College, 2018-2019.

 “Breast Cancer & Pink Ribbons.” Talk Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Women’s Research and Resource Center, Spelman College, 2017         

Portfolio Assessment Committee, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2014-2015

Women’s and Gender Studies Advisor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2013-2015 

Assessment Committee, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2013-2014

“Differentiated Learning.” Talk Office of Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2014

 “Teaching Millennials.” Talk Office of Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2012, 2013

Coordinator Online Course Redesign Women’s and Gender Studies, Assessment Committee, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2013

Creator of Online Course, Disposable Women, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2013

Participant in Office of Faculty Development Differentiated Learning, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2013.

Office of Faculty Development, Curriculum Development of Teaching and Learning Project, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2013

Office of Faculty Development, Enhanced Writing Initiative, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2012

Creator of Online Course, Global Women’s Health Politics and Activism, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2012

Creator of Online Learning Module, Writing for Women’s Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2011 

Horizons Scholar Mentor, Research on Minority Health Disparity, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2010-2012

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

American Political Science Association, 2013-present         

Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) 2017-present

Race in Biomedicine Working Group, 2016-2020    

National Women’s Studies Association, 2012-present         

Feminists Against Academic Discrimination, 2012-2013      

REFERENCES

 

Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Director Women’s Research & Resource Center, Chair Comparative Women’s Studies, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies

Spelman College

350 Spelman Lane, Atlanta, GA.

bsheftall@aol.com / bsheftall@spelman.edu / 678-358-4452 / 404-270-5624.

 

Wendy Simonds, Professor Sociology, Director Graduate Studies-Gerontology Institute

Georgia State University
949 Langdale Hall, Atlanta, GA
 wsimonds@gsu.edu / 404-413-6512.

 

Johnella Butler, Professor of Comparative Women’s Studies

Spelman College

350 Spelman Lane, Atlanta, GA

JEButler@spelman.edu / 404-719-3917