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Sharon Doetsch-Kidder teaches academic research and writing with INTO Mason and the Honors College and plans to lead a summer study abroad course on Japanese Arts and Well-being, when that becomes possible. As Assistant Program Coordinator for INTO Mason’s International Pathways Programs, she also contributes to faculty and curriculum development and co-leads mentoring programs for graduate students and INTO Mason faculty. She serves on the Faculty Senate’s Multilingual Students Academic Success Committee, the Mason International Collaborative, and the National Women’s Studies Association’s Feminist Pedagogy Interest Group. She also facilitates mindfulness sessions for Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-being and teaches meditation, mindfulness, and aikido in the local community.
Doetsch-Kidder started teaching full-time at Mason in 2016, after teaching at several community colleges and at Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She completed her PhD in English and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and her BA and MA at Georgetown University. Her book, Social Change and Intersectional Activism: The Spirit of Social Movement, argues for the centrality of spirit to the work of antiracist feminist scholarship and social change. Her areas of interest include social movements, race and ethnic studies, theories of genders and sexualities, pedagogy, mindfulness education, and the globalization of liberal arts education.