C.V.

Kristen Abatsis McHenry

Spelman College
Comparative Women’s Studies
350 Spelman Lane
S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314
kristen.abatsis.mchenry@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

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

Dissertation title: Promising Prevention: Greening the Breast Cancer Movement in the U.S. Committee: John Brigham (chair), Laura Lovett, Jillian Schwedler

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

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

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

(2016-present)         Assistant Professor, Comparative Women’s Studies, Spelman College

(2009-2016)             Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

PUBLICATIONS

 Books

 Abatsis McHenry, K. (2015). The Green Solution to Breast Cancer: The Promise of Prevention. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger.

Articles in journals

 Abatsis McHenry, K. (2015). Breast Cancer Activism in the United States and the Politics ofGenes. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Vol. 8, No. 1, 182-200.

 Chapters in books

Abatsis McHenry, K. & D. Schultz. (2015). Skinny Jeans, Perfection, and Competition in Motherhood. Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood. Editor Linda Ennis. Demeter Press.

Abatsis McHenry, K. (2012). Women’s Work: Global Trends and Demographics of Wealth and Employment. In C. Luetge Editor, Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics. Netherlands: Springer.

Abatsis McHenry, K. (2011). Mothers are Women. In A. O’Reilly Editor, 21st Century Motherhood Movement. York University: Demeter Press.

 Book Reviews

Abatsis McHenry, K. (2014). [Review of the book Academic Motherhood in a Post-Second Wave Context: Challenges, Strategies and Possibilities, by L. O’Brien Hallstein & A. O’Reilly]. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative.

Abatsis McHenry, K. (2011). [Review of the book Feminist Mothering, by A. O’Reilly]. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, 2.1, 307.

Works in Progress

Abatsis McHenry, K. (2015). Fracking Women’s Bodies: The impact of hydraulic fracturing on women in Pennsylvania. Submitted to International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

Abatsis McHenry, K. (2015). Fracking: women’s health and activism. Book proposal submitted to several presses.

Abatsis McHenry, K. (2015). BPA, Cancer, and Reproductive Health. 

Other Publications

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

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

AWARDS AND HONORS

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

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

2012                Travel Grant, Conference National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Oakland, CA

2011                Travel Grant, Conference Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

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

University of Massachusetts, Boston

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

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2015                Abatsis McHenry, K. (November 12-15) Precarious Truths: Listening to Women’s Voices in the Fracking Debates Paper presented at National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI.

2015                Abatsis McHenry, K. (September 3-6) Fracking Women’s Bodies: The impact ofhydraulic fracturing on women in Pennsylvania Paper presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Biopolicy panel, San Francisco, CA.

2015                Abatsis McHenry, K. (April 24-25) BPA, Cancer, and Reproductive Health Paper presented at New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Haven, CT.

2015                Abatsis McHenry, K. (April 24-25) Fracking Women’s Bodies Paper presented at New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Haven, CT.

2015                Abatsis McHenry, K. (January 30) Fracking Women’s Bodies Paper to be presented at The Third Annual Capital District Feminist Studies Conference, Albany, NY.

2014                Abatsis McHenry, K. (August 30-31) Environmental Breast Cancer Activism in the United States and the Politics of Genes. Paper to be presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

2014                Abatsis McHenry, K. (November 13-16) Working to Ban BPA: Demanding Policies for Protection. Presented at Creating Justice: Interrogating Reproduction and Health Policies Panel at The National Women’s Studies Association Feminist Transgressions Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2014                Abatsis McHenry, K. (February 7-9) Feminism and Facebook. Paper presented at The Integrating Technology into the Classroom Workshop at The American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2013                Abatsis McHenry, K. (April 18-20) Breast Cancer and Environmental Justice. Paper presented at The South Eastern National Women’s Studies Association, Greensboro, North Carolina.

2012                Abatsis McHenry, K. (November 8-11). Online Social Networking: Constructions of Feminism and Motherhood. Paper presented at the Sponsored Panel of the Feminist Mothering Caucus: Motherhood Studies Unbound: Negotiating and (Re)Imagining Our Disciplinary Future, National Women’s Studies Association, Oakland, California.

2011                Abatsis McHenry, K. (December 15-16). The Environmental Breast Cancer Movement and the Politics of BRCA. Paper presented at the BRCA Network: Gene Research and Medical Practices Social Sciences Conference, Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland.

2010                Abatsis McHenry, K. (April 8). You’re not….Oh. You’re pregnant. Paper presented at the Being and Thinking as an Academic Mother, The Association for Research on Mothering and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University.

2008                Abatsis McHenry, K. (February 29 & March 1). Feminist Theory, Breast Cancer, and Transnational Activism. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Women and Gender: Transnational Feminism, Community Activism, and the Politics of Empowerment, University of Connecticut.

2008                Abatsis McHenry, K. (April 25-26). The Greening of Women’s Bodies: Links between population, reproduction, and environment. Paper presented at the New England Political Science Association Conference.

2008                Abatsis McHenry, K. (April 20). The Greening of Women’s Bodies: Links between population, reproduction, and environment. Paper presented at the June Baker Higgins Gender Studies Conference, Central Connecticut State University.

CAMPUS OR DEPARTMENTAL TALKS

2014                “Differentiated Learning.” Office of Faculty Development at the University of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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

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

2013                “Teaching Millennials.” Office of Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

2012                “Teaching Millennials.” Office of Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Disposable Women (Online) 2014

Global Women’s Health Politics (Online and traditional) 2011-2015

Sex Workers, Nannies, and Maids 2013-2015

Introduction to Women’s Studies (Online, web enhanced, and traditional) 2009-2015

Introduction to Feminist Theory (Online and traditional) 2011-2015

Feminist Research Methods (web enhanced) 2011-2015

International Women’s Human Rights 2013

Ecofeminism Theory and Practice (online) 2012-2016

Special Topics: Women’s Health and Environment (web enhanced) 2011

Special Topics: Women in International Politics 2010

Global Perspectives of Women 2009

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Women and Society 2008-2011

Global Perspectives of Women 2009

University of Massachusetts, Amherst sole instructor

Writing for Political Science (online and traditional) 2007-2008

Feminist Political Theory (online) 2008

University of Massachusetts, Amherst teaching assistant

Writing in Political Science

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Controversies in Public Policy

American Politics

 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

2015                Served on the Conference Planning Committee for the New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Haven, CT.

2015                Proposed accepted panel Gender, Environment, and the Politics of Debility for the upcoming National Women’s Studies Association 2015 conference in Milwaukee, WI.

2015                Proposed accepted panel Gender and Civic Political Participation New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Haven, CT.

2015                Served as chair and discussant for panel Gender and Civic Political Participation New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Haven, CT.

2013                Donation of Interview Transcripts to the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women at Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

2013                Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy

2008                Manuscript Reviewer, Intersections

DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE

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

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

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

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

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

Participant in Office of Faculty Development Differentiated Learning, 2013.

Participant in Office of Faculty Development Curriculum Development of Teaching and Learning Project, 2013.

Participant in Office of Faculty Development Enhanced Writing Initiative, 2012.

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

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

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

MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE

2013-present   American Political Science Association

2012-present   National Women’s Studies Association

2012-2013       Feminists Against Academic Discrimination

REFERENCES

  1. John Brigham Professor in Political Science at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, brigham@polsci.umass.edu, 413-545-0450, 200 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003
  2. Chris Bobel Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at University of Massachusetts, Boston, bobel@umb.edu, 617-287-6781, 100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125
  3. Jen Riley Dean at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, j1riley@umassd.edu, 508-999-8279, 285 Old Westport Rd. N. Dartmouth, MA 02747
  4. Stephanie O’Hara Associate Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, sohara@umassd.edu, 508-999-8336, 285 Old Westport Rd. N. Dartmouth, MA 02747