To teach in varied communities not only our paradigms must shift but also the way we think, write, speak. The engaged voice must never be fixed and absolute but always changing, always evolving in dialogue with a world beyond itself.

bell hooks

Teaching to Transgress, 11.


The Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online Guide came about in August 2020, when in response to COVID-19, Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard and Dr. Clare Daniel were asked to co-chair an online teaching committee to support their colleagues at Newcomb Institute of Tulane University in transferring their shared feminist teaching philosophies to online settings. Using their previous experience in teaching and designing online courses, Daniel and Howard curated the guide to provide their colleagues with a one-stop resource for implementing feminist teaching practices in their online and hybrid courses.

In a matter of days, and after being shared widely on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, the guide reached 6,500 views, indicating a wide-spread interest among higher education instructors, across a range of fields, in its practical and purposeful presentations of feminist pedagogy online. The sharing of the guide also sparked an opportunity for Daniel and Howard to collaborate with Niya Bond from the University of Maine, whose articles on feminist pedagogy had been featured on the guide. In February 2021, the guide moved to a new permanent website and continues to grow as a resource and hub of collaboration. In March 2021, we invited two new co-curators to help shape future directions of this project, Dr. Enilda Romero-Hall and Dr. Liv Newman. Please take a look at our Introduction page to find ways to get involved!


Clare Daniel, Ph.D.
Founding Curator
Newcomb Institute
Tulane University

Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, Ph.D.
Founding Curator
Newcomb Institute
Tulane University

Niya Bond, M.A.
Higher Education
University of Maine

Liv Newman, Ph.D.
Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching Tulane University

Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.
University of Tampa

Digital Collaborators


"The Uses of Feminist Pedagogy Before, During, and After the Pandemic"

by Clare Daniel

Faculty Focus, May 3, 2021.

"How to Embrace Feminist Pedagogies in Your Courses"

by Enilda Romero-Hall.

Association for Educational Communications & Technologies, April 15, 2021.

"Feminist Approach"

by Katie Small

Tulanian: The Magazine of Tulane University, Spring 2021.

"A New Guide Focuses on Online Feminist Pedagogy"

by Mary Lou Santovec.

Women in Higher Education, March 1 2021.

“Newcomb Institute Releases a Guide to Feminist Teaching”

by Maya Schioppo,

Tulane News, September 30, 2020.

Feminist Pedagogical Tenets

  • Connecting to the personal and to communities outside of academia
  • Promoting reflexivity
  • Concern with materiality (bodies, labor, not just virtual and discursive)
  • Treating students as agentic co-educators
  • Building equity, trust, mutual respect, and support
  • Promoting cooperative learning
  • Presenting knowledge as constructed
  • Examining how gender, intersecting with other social categories, structures our lives, learning, and knowledge production, access to resources and information
  • Uncovering the causes of inequality and leveraging resources toward undoing power structures
  • Honoring diversity and lived experiences through intersectional approaches.
  • Considering alternative histories and narratives
  • Examining the “why” in addition to the “what”
  • Cultivating self-care and boundaries