Race and Nations
M.A. Feminist Studies, UCSB, 2013
M.S., Childhood Education, Mercy College, 2005
B.A., Education Studies, Brown University, 2003
Comparative radical social movements; women of color, transnational, and indigenous feminisms, queer of color critique; anti-racist decolonial pedagogy; disability justice; critical university studies. Prior to her doctoral studies, from 2003 to 2011, Karen was a New York City public school teacher, pre-GED instructor with the Brooklyn Public Library, and community organizer working with Filipina/o immigrant youth and domestic workers.
“A Call For Healing: Transphobia, Homophobia, and Historical Trauma in Filipina/o/x American Activist Organizations," Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Summer 2017.
“Pedagogies in the Flesh: Building an Anti-Racist Decolonized Classroom,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies. Forthcoming.
“Breaking Bones With My Mother,” The Pin@y Radical Imagination Reader, Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano and Tony Santa Ana, eds. PAWA, Inc. Forthcoming Summer 2017.
"Living Beyond Survival," Deliberate: The Experiences of Women of Colo(u)r Graduate Students. Nehal El-Hadi, ed., Accepted.
“Sala Stories: Re-Imagining Movement Family in New York City’s Filipino Left,” Kamulatan, Nenita Pambid Domingo, ed. Accepted.
“Community and Grassroots Activism,” Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Nancy Naples, ed. May 2016.
“Living Beyond Survival: 11 Tips for Women of Color in Academia,” Hyphen Magazine, 29 (Fall 2015): 21-24.