For more than a decade, I have been taking students to South India on a social justice short course. Students in the course have an opportunity to immerse themselves in Indian culture, deepen their knowledge of social justice issues, and learn about creative problem-solving and effective on-the-ground action from social change agents in Hyderabad and Kadapa.
Before the trip, students will participate in a service learning project to spread the word about Aarti Home and Voice4Girls, two organizations changing the futures of low-income girls in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
To learn about the Wintermester trip to South India, watch the recent video from Outreach and International Affairs.
Wintermester Trip to South India
- Women Writers in India
- Dalit Literature
- Issues of Women in India
- Girls’ Empowerment
- Son Preference/Daughter Devaluation
- B.A., Stanford University
- M.A., University of Wisconsin
- Ph.D., Tufts University
- Director, Gender & Women’s Studies Program, 2016-17, University of Wyoming
- Founder of the Keep Girls in School Project aiding Voice4Girls and Aarti Home in Andhra Pradesh, India
- Co-instructor of “Telling My Story,” a credit-based memoir course taught at the Wyoming Women’s Prison
- Top 20 Professor, Voted by College of Arts & Sciences Students, 2015, University of Wyoming
- Top Professor, Mortar Board Honors Society, November, 2009, University of Wyoming
- John P. Ellbogen University of Wyoming Teaching Excellence Award, 2005, University of Wyoming
Susan Dewey, Rhett Epler, Bonnie Zare, Catherine Connolly, and Rosemary Bratton. Outlaw Women: Prison, Rural Violence, and Poverty on the New American Frontier. New York City: NYU Press, forthcoming in 2018.
Nalini Iyer and Bonnie Zare. Other Tongues: Rethinking the Language Debates in India. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2009.
“The Whole Inside the Hole: Recent Telugu Dalit Women’s Revolutionary Life Writing.” In New Feminisms in South Asian Film, Literature, and Social Media: Disrupting the Discourse. Ed., Alka Kurian and Sonora Jha. Routledge (October, 2017).
Zare, Bonnie. Indifference is the New Black: Season One and the Violation of Women's Solidarity” Through the Prison Gate: An Exploration of Issues from Orange is the New Black. Ed. Laurie Gordy and Shirley Jackson. NY: Routledge, forthcoming 2017.
Dewey, S., Zare, B. Epler, R., et al. Eds. Voices from the Wyoming women’s prison: A collection of writing by incarcerated women. Wagadu: Journal of Transnational Women’s & Gender Studies, May 2017.
“‘We Want Change for Our Daughters’: Personal Discourse about the Daughter Deficit in Andhra Pradesh,” Women’s Studies International Forum, Spring 2014.
Bonnie Zare and Afsar Mohammed, “The Burnt Sari and the Drenched Sari: Dress as a Form of Action in Two Feminist Poems,” A Review of International English Literature, 43:2 (2013): 69-86.
- Humanities in Prison Working Group (with Susan Dewey), Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research, $2,000.
- Susan McKay International Research Grant, University of Wyoming. Smart-Girls and Voice4Girls: a Comparative Analysis of Activity Camps to Create Girls as Agents of Change, $2000, 2016.
- University of Wyoming Social Justice Research Center (with Susan Dewey and Cathy Connolly), Pathways from prison: A needs assessment among current and formerly incarcerated Wyoming women, $5,000, 2014-15.
- University of Wyoming Winter Innovative Course funding for India: Social Justice in Culture and Practice, $3,000-$8,000 per year for 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.
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