Sunday, December 16

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(Bridgette Baron/Daily Bruin)

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(Elysia Ouyang/Daily Bruin)

Sami Schalk, an assistant professor of gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss her book "Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction" on Wednesday in the East Rotunda of Powell Library. (Courtesy of Sami Schalk)

Professor’s book explores intersectionality of ableism, race through fantasy

Blind demons, demigod twins and werewolves with OCD are referenced in Sami Schalk’s book about bodyminds. Bodymind, the concept of overlap of the body and mind and how they influence each other, is integral to Schalk’s book “Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction.” The work addresses how the idea of bodymind and categories of race, gender and disability are intertwined, arguing that disability studies can help scholars better understand black feminist theory, Schalk said. Read more...

Sami Schalk, an assistant professor of gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss her book "Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction" on Wednesday in the East Rotunda of Powell Library. (Courtesy of Sami Schalk)

Third-year neuroscience student Afshan "Affy" Hussain founded Nari Company, a business that sells oils, bars and guides to enhance natural breast growth. The approaches are not backed by scientific evidence – instead, they were passed on through generations of her family and have shown results, Hussain said. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)
Third-year neuroscience student Afshan "Affy" Hussain founded Nari Company, a business that sells oils, bars and guides to enhance natural breast growth. The approaches are not backed by scientific evidence – instead, they were passed on through generations of her family and have shown results, Hussain said. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

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(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

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(Juliette Le Saint/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Baked Bear is a custom ice cream sandwich eatery offering ice cream, cookies, brownies and doughnuts. “Bear Batter” ice cream, blue cake batter with brownies, is the chain’s specialty.(Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)
The Baked Bear is a custom ice cream sandwich eatery offering ice cream, cookies, brownies and doughnuts. “Bear Batter” ice cream, blue cake batter with brownies, is the chain’s specialty.(Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)


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