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Mako Ward

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Instructor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Biography

Mako Ward's research focuses on intersectional, feminist analyses of hip-hop cultural production and community organizing. She is the co-founder of "Women Who Rock," a digital archive project at the University of Washington and collective of musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, scholars and activists committed to documenting the role of women in popular music and the formation of cultural scenes and social justice movements. Ward has been a contributing blogger for Ms. and Huffington Post and has published popular and scholarly essays on body ethics and aesthetics among women of color, media and gender images, women in hip-hop, gentrification and cultural displacement, and Black women’s social movement organizing in the early 20th century. She teaches courses on intersectionality, gender and hip-hop, ethnic studies, the African diaspora, justice and women’s social movements.

Education
  • Ph.D. Justice Studies, Arizona State University
  • M.S. Justice Studies, Arizona State University
  • B.A. Political Science and Gender Studies, University of Southern California
Research Interests

popular culture, community action research, hip hop culture and activism, Black feminist theory and activism

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 200Intro to Africana Studies
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport
JUS 394Special Topics
WST 394Special Topics
AFR 394Special Topics
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 602Mapping Intersections Gender
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport
WST 460Women and the Body
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 200Intro to Africana Studies
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport
JUS 394Special Topics
WST 394Special Topics
AFR 394Special Topics
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 498Pro-Seminar
WST 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 200Intro to Africana Studies
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport
JUS 394Special Topics
WST 394Special Topics
AFR 394Special Topics
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 501Foundational Feminist Thought
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 329Domestic Violence
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 200Intro to Africana Studies
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport
JUS 394Special Topics
WST 394Special Topics
AFR 394Special Topics
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 498Pro-Seminar
WST 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 105Intro to Justice Studies
AFR 200Intro to Africana Studies
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport
WST 394Special Topics
JUS 394Special Topics
AFR 394Special Topics
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 105Intro to Justice Studies
AFR 200Intro to Africana Studies
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport
WST 394Special Topics
AFR 394Special Topics
JUS 394Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 105Intro to Justice Studies
AFR 200Intro to Africana Studies
WST 394Special Topics
JUS 394Special Topics
AFR 394Special Topics
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 105Intro to Justice Studies
AFR 200Intro to Africana Studies
WST 394Special Topics
JUS 394Special Topics
AFR 394Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 105Intro to Justice Studies
AFR 394Special Topics
WST 394Special Topics
JUS 394Special Topics
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 215Bob Marley Reggae & Resistance
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AFS 200Intro/African/African Diaspora
AFR 375Race, Gender and Sport