An instructor’s self-disclosure is an important source of connectedness for students. The goal of this article was to describe how college instructors self-disclosed and discussed feminism. Qualitative interviews with 19 participants yielded findings that indicated a variety of communicative strategies utilized by instructors to self-disclose feminist beliefs, such as verbally stating one was a feminist to nonverbally communicating messages connected to course content. Further, an instructor’s feminist beliefs shaped the pedagogy implemented to discuss feminism in the classroom. Findings suggest self-disclosure of feminist beliefs were valuable in the classroom. Additionally, specific communication strategies to employ to self-disclose feminism in the classroom are suggested.
Ross, Elaina and Copeland, Kristopher D.
"“Sometimes I Have to Announce My Feminism and I Don’t Mind Doing That”: Instructor Self-Disclosure of Feminism in the Classroom,"
Feminist Pedagogy: Vol. 1:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/feministpedagogy/vol1/iss1/5