Dissenting Voices is a student engineered eJournal collaboratively designed, authored, and published by undergraduate Women and Gender Studies majors in connection with their Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at the College at Brockport. Dissenting Voices grows out of a course learning structure through which Women and Gender Studies students could reflect upon their undergraduate experience in the discipline, and through engagement, activism, and synthesis of acquired knowledge, establish a theoretical foundation to inform future feminist practices. Course readings comprised students’ discipline-specific interests, enabling an intellectual forum in which majors dialogued on a women and gender focused topic. This work culminated in a meaningful capstone project grounded in contemporary and emerging feminist scholarship. Journal topics span issues organic to college campuses and surrounding communities. In broader strokes, they call into question contested gender equity measures overlaying home and nation. Dissenting Voices preserves the authenticity of student voice, sanctioning a wide range of ability and talent as engendered within students’ senior seminar coursework. Error in topic interpretation can occur and is the nature of undergraduate student learning.

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 (2018)

Collaborative, conscientious, and compassionate are words that best describe this WMS 421 collection and the diverse and remarkable authors who penned this year’s volume. From their very first sentences to their final compositions, the writers here lived and inspired their texts in ways that lifted up themselves and each other......(Read more below).

All Voices


Dissenting Voices Volume 7 Issue 1 (Spring 2018) Complete Issue
Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport


Our Voices
Joy Davidson Davis, Gabriella Hoose, Bernice Lachman, Bailey Morse, Alise Murray, Kelsi Nau, Julia Palozzi, Melissa Szurgyi, and Daphne Tucker


Note from the Editor
Barbara LeSavoy

Opening Voices

More Voices

Closing voices


WMS 421 Spring 2018 Activism Photo Essay: #MeToo
Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport

Cover Image, Dissenting Voices, 7(1)


Executive Editor
Barbara LeSavoy, PhD, The College at Brockport
Managing Editor
Pat Maxwell, MLS, The College at Brockport
Copy Editor
Teresa Rodriguez, HST '18, The College at Brockport
Editorial Board
Tristan Bridges, PhD, The College at Brockport
Barbara Mitrano, EdD, The College at Brockport
Milo Obourn, PhD, The College at Brockport

Cover Art

Image by students in the Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport, State University of New York.

The journal cover features a distinctive handprint of each author, capturing the sense of feminist community present in their WMS 421 classroom.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.