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Featured Feminist

The Featured Feminist column is an initiative by the WC which aims to debunk the common stereotypes and stigma associated with the word "feminist." By highlighting the profiles and achievements of dedicated, passionate individuals in the Boston College community, the WC staff hopes not only to foster a greater sense of appreciation for people who bring the ideals of equality and social justice into their daily lives, but also raise awareness in the BC community towards a more positive and inclusive definition of the word feminism.

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Featured Feminist

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Name: Dr. Annlyssa Gypsy Murphy

Department: WGS

Classes Taught: Feminist theory



1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a solo parent of three daughters. I went from GED-Ph.D and believe that education has the power to change the world.

2. What are you most passionate about? Social justice and teaching as an act of revolution and active revolution.

3. How do you define “feminism”? The ideology that seeks to eradicate though practical applications, injustice that is gender based

4. Why do you identify yourself as a feminist? Because it offers the recipe for my freedom and that of my sisters and brother and others globally and locally.

5. Who or what inspires you? My students. Their papers are the collective books I read, they inspire me semester after semester, offering me proof that we can and will change this world for the better.