Suzanne Schmidt


Professional Overview: 

Suzanne Schmidt is a Visiting Professor in Justice, Community & Leadership. At SMC, she has taught classes in Communication, Women's and Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies as well as the Jan Term class, Craft as a Pedagogy of Hope. She has facilitated writing circles in the Center for Writing Across the Curriculum. She received her Masters and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Washington where she taught literature, composition, interdisciplinary writing and Ethnic Studies. Her research examines contemporary do-it-yourself crafting narratives and the role of crafting labors in domestic fiction and multi-ethnic American literature. 

Suzanne is the Education Director for the Social Justice Sewing Academy and was a 2016-17 Citizenship fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and a 2019-2020 Research Justice at the Intersections Fellow

Her recent publications include: 

Suzanne C. Schmidt (2020) Precarious craft: a feminist commodity chain analysis, Migration and Development, 9:1, 74-91, DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2018.1489363

Schmidt, S. (2019). Craft as a pedagogy of hopeCrafting dissent: Handicraft as protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats, 291-308.

You can view additional publications and presentations on Google Scholar 

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