Jason S. Todd studied writing with Frederick and Steven Barthelme and Mary Robison at the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. His fiction has appeared in journals such as Southern California Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Fiction Weekly, and 971 Magazine. Since 2007, he has been a member of Department of English at Xavier, where he teaches American Literature, Freshman Composition, Modern English Grammars, and The Graphic Novel and Social Justice. In 2015, he became the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development's first Associate Director for Programming, as which he assists in providing high-quality, relevant, evidence-based programming in support of CAT+FD's mission to serve faculty across all career stages and areas of professional responsibility.

Young’s Five Faces of Oppression, Defined

In her article “The Five Faces of Oppression,” Iris Young categorizes five distinct methods employed by societies or dominant groups within societies to oppress individuals and weaker groups, methods that are often misidentified by members of the society as “injustices” rather than forms of oppression. The following definitions were developed Continue reading

Interested in taking this class?

Most of the upper-level XCOR classes (3010s & 3020s) are cross-listed with one or more discipline-specific classes. While that’s not a bad thing, this class has been designed to be free of any specific disciplinary connection. This isn’t a class about dystopian literature (although we will be reading some dystopian novels), nor is it a class about dystopian cinema (although we will be watching some dystopian movies). Instead, this is a class about the very idea of dystopias. Continue reading