Book Projects under Consideration

A Yellow Rose Project

Edited by Meg Griffiths and Frances Jakubek

From diverse and modern perspectives within our pluralistic society, 150 women from across the United States join in a photographic collaboration responding to and reflecting upon the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Bridging past, present, and future, the goal of the book is to provide a focal point and physical platform for women image makers to share multiple viewpoints and offer deeper understandings of United States history and culture.

A Legacy of Gloria E. Anzaldúa: “May We Do Work that Matters”

Edited by Kimberly C. Merenda

Honoring former Texas Woman’s University student Gloria E. Anzaldúa, this book is an edited collection of essays composed by TWU graduate students, faculty, and alumni who have been influenced and inspired by Anzaldúa in their scholarly work and lives. One purpose of this edited collection is to elucidate, commemorate, and build upon Anzaldúa’s theoretical innovations; an intersecting purpose is to show how in the pursuit of social justice Anzaldúa’s ideas can be extended in manifold directions, can be adapted to different disciplines, and can be conveyed through different methodologies.

Vivian Castleberry: The Cultural Catalyst

Written by Carol Donovan

This biography spans the personal and professional life of legendary Texas woman journalist and Texas Women’s Hall of Fame inductee Vivian Castleberry. A pioneer and role model for women, Castleberry brought her passion for truth and justice to her journalism and became a catalyst for change in Texas culture. This book invites readers into the remarkable life of a truly remarkable woman.

Texas Women in Conservation

Written by Valarie S. Bristol and Jennifer L. Bristol

TWU’s book series is proud to share this book with Texas State University’s Meadows Center for Water and the Environment book series. Showcasing the valuable work that women leaders have contributed to the preservation of the wild places and space of Texas, this book tells the story of past and present women who have dared to make changes in their communities and state. In focusing upon the challenges that these determined women faced and the barriers that they had to overcome, this book inspires others to step forward and take action in Texas conservation.

Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship: How Women Led a City to Desegregate

Written by Annetta Ramsay

While other women helped ease desegregation in other parts of the country, none were as organized and effective as the Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship. Highlighting each woman in the Fellowship, this book tells the story of the courage and collaboration of this group of women. Although the Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship began with the goal of making Denton school desegregation a positive experience, the women took up the much larger task of desegregating an entire city. It took the women of the Fellowship years to break down antiquated policies, but the women got it done. In the process, these women transformed both the city of Denton and themselves. In our current era of seemingly irresolvable division, this book is a timely reminder of the problem-solving power of women’s leadership.

Mothering in a Time of Climate Change Precarity in North America

Edited by Allison Davis

Mounting scientific evidence and observable environmental shifts have led to widespread acknowledgment of climate change as an undeniable reality. In this context, increased attention has been brought to motherhood and mothering practices within the climate crisis—a time in which planetary doom is a real possibility. Drawing on their maternal standpoints, contributors explore such issues as mainstream environmentalism’s exclusion of mothers as environmental advocates, hegemonic motherhood discourses and practices, mothering in shared human and more-than-human ecosystems, and transformational maternal ethics. They demonstrate that innovative, ecologically informed mothering practices can shift harmful paradigms of normative motherhood, deepen our relationships with nature, and build foundations for more ethical, ecological advocacy.

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