"EXTREMELY BRILLIANT"

"organized"     |     "really smart"     |     "funny"     |      "absolutely wonderful"     |     "present"

"very awesome"     |     "very knowledgeable"     |     "silly in the best way"     |     "a sprinkle of sarcasm"

"open-minded"     |     "talented"    |    "sweet"     |     "very blunt"     |     "scientific"

"A DELIGHT"

"candid"     |     "clear"     |     "overall amazing"     |     "very understanding"     |     "really cool"

"non-judgmental"     |     "very aware"     |     "enthusiastic"     |     "good at explaining things"     |     "just great"

"has a very strong will"

 

 

PRAISE

 

Joey has a remarkable sense of dedication and purpose for the causes she cares about. As part of the coordination team for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) at Bryn Mawr College, Joey helps to organize weekly meetings for a group of undergraduate MMUF fellows and facilitates many of these meetings. She is very conscientious of the issues facing undergraduates, especially women, who want to gain doctoral degrees. She draws on her experience as a MMUF Fellow, Bryn Mawr Alum, and current PhD candidate to help the students she works with and openly shares her experiences and knowledge from these positions. She is serious about providing resources to these students but also relatable and accessible due to her lively sense of humor. Her passion and energy leave no doubt in my mind that she will be an effective advocate for social change in the academy.

— Elena Swartz, Bryn Mawr College '12

 
 

I feel like the concepts can be hard to understand since they are so intersected but Dr. J did an amazing job at teaching the course in a clear way. I feel like I understand social structures in a systematic way.

- 205 student

 

Dr. J doesn’t gaslight you.

- intro student

 
INTRO STUDENT

INTRO STUDENT

 

I learned a lot in this class. Everything was very interesting and made me want to make a change in the world. I was able to reflect on my own experiences with race and inequality in my own life. I became aware of things I did not know of before and I gained new perspective.

- junior major

 
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I am eternally grateful to you. [...] Again, I really enjoyed your class, as well as your personality and sense of humor...I learned a lot and also had fun :)...loved the readings, you really selected readings that were relevant and related to contemporary society.

- doctoral student

 

This course should be a req. class honestly. You learn so much about your own position and others’ positions and it helps you to be a better person, I’d say. :)

- intro student

 
Doctoral Student

Doctoral Student

 

97% - ROTTEN TOMATOES

- 205 student

 

"THRILLING."

- 205 student

 

“❤︎”

- 205 student

intro student

intro student

 

Joey is a trusted mentor, friend, and (I am lucky to say!) a permanent member of my personal board of advisors. Joey is my most trusted editor; her feedback has proven invaluable for many academic, professional, and creative projects. She is a resource for the latest and greatest in music, popular culture, and national politics. Whatever Joey sends my way, especially her own work, is writing worth reading. Her quick wit, humor, and commitment to many communities are a gift to all who know her. She is, quite simply, indispensable.

- Anne Kauth, Bryn Mawr College '11

 
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This class really helped me think differently, look at the world in a new perspective, and realize there is no strict binary. Also everything is a social construct - race, class, the world!! Okay not the world maybe but it could maybe be argued for it.

- intro student

 
INTRO STUDENT

INTRO STUDENT

 

Joanna has provided great ideas for organizing concepts, sources, and books that will help in my journey through the PhD program and keep me organized as I work towards my dissertation!

- doctoral student in Social Work

 
 

This class taught me more about how cruel and racist the world is, and what could be done to fix it.

- intro student

 

This has been a tremendously gratifying class both emotionally and mentally. While there were times when I struggled with some of these emotionally heavy materials (I had to stare at a wall for minutes questioning my existence and who I am), I truly think I learned to think critically, broadly, and just better in ways I never got to in my science classes. You were super friendly and very approachable in class and during office hours, coming into class despite your exhaustion from surgery and other complications. I've never met a prof so quirky, witty, and serious all at once and to be honest, it was refreshing to see professors like you during this time. Thank you for a wonderful class and I will miss you and this class!

- hard science major

 
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205

 

 

CRITICISM

 

The only problem is how depressing it is, but that’s just America…I don’t blame Dr. J for it.

- frosh in intro

Even when the class reached capacity, she still took in students.
- frosh in intro

There was a lot of reading (but all the materials we read were useful if not necessary).

- frosh in intro

I personally disliked only having 2 midterm/final writings. I rather have more weekly work/more frequent stuff to hand in that count less, but eventually adds up to our grade. I don’t like the stress of dealing with one big midterm and one big final that could really hurt our grade if we did poorly on one. Also, it makes us have to cover a lot of material when we start writing (topics can be really broad).

- intro student

too focused on race

- frosh in intro

Although the discussion style does not suit me, it’s a wonderfully liberating and mind-opening experience.

- intro student

add some good the society is doing

- intro student

Someone else from a higher position in the sociology [sic] should teach this course.

- 205 student

The coursework at the beginning of the semester was extremely heavy, but after hearing feedback from students, the professor adjusted the syllabus accordingly.

- intro student