Sharon Doetsch-Kidder

Sharon Doetsch-Kidder

Sharon Doetsch-Kidder

Associate Professor

Composition: Social movements, race and ethnic studies in the U.S., theories of genders and sexualities, oral history, feminist pedagogy, mindfulness education, and the globalization of liberal arts education

Sharon Doetsch-Kidder completed their PhD in English and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and their BA and MA at Georgetown University. Their research focuses on antiracist feminist scholarship, activism, and pedagogy. They teach courses on academic research and communication, mentoring, mindfulness, and the future of higher education.

Current Research

Intersectional Feminism, Activism, and Well-being

Digital Oral History Project: Intersectional Feminist Activism in DC

Meditation and Multilingual Writers: Can meditation improve reading, writing, and studentship in international students?

Selected Publications

Social Change and Intersectional Activism: The Spirit of Social Movement. Palgrave Macmillan: 2012.

Refereed Articles

  • Co-author with Kalia Harris. “Healing justice as intersectional feminist praxis: Well-being practices for inclusion and liberation.” Journal of International Women’s Studies 25:1 (2023).
  • “Loving Criticism: A Spiritual Philosophy of Social Change.” Feminist Studies 38:2 (Summer 2012). DOI: 10.1353/fem.2012.0027
  • “’My story is really not mine’: An Interview with Latina Trans Activist Ruby Bracamonte[s (Corado)].” Feminist Studies 37:2 (Summer 2011). DOI: 10.1353/fem.2011.0020

Grants and Fellowships

Mason Curriculum Impact Grant: Revision of First-year INYO series for INTO Mason & Mason Korea (2023)



Courses Taught

EAP 507/508: Graduate Communication Across the Disciplines (team taught course for international graduate students)

HNRS 110/302: Principles of Inquiry and Research

HNRS 360: The Future of Higher Education

INYO 102: Transition INTO Mason II

INYO 501: Introduction to Graduate Study I (for first semester international graduate students)

INYO 106: Research Methods (for first-year international students)

ENGH 100: Composition for Multilingual Writers

ENGH 121-122: Enhanced English Composition I (year-long, team taught course for international students)

ENGH 302M: Advanced Composition (multidisciplinary course focused on writing in academic disciplines)

ENGH 302B: Advanced Composition (focused on writing in academic Business disciplines)


Doctor of Philosophy in English (Feminist Studies emphasis), University of California Santa Barbara

Master of Arts in English, Georgetown University

Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies (English minor), Georgetown University

Recent Presentations

  • Mason Korea Faculty, "Training Peer Mentors: Part 1 - Listening & Facilitation"
  • National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Co-facilitator, “Feminist Pedagogical Responses and Strategies in an Era of Austerity and Neoliberalization” (November 2022)
  • Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Fairfax, Virginia: “The Art of Embodied Teaching: How to Relax, Connect, and Still Feel Energized After Class” and Co-facilitator, “Co-creating Belongingness: Affirming Student Voice and Ways of Knowing” (September 2022)
  • Professional Enrichment Week, INTO Mason: Coordinator and Panelist, Promotion Review Process (February 2022)
  • National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Virtual: “Examining possibilities for feminist resistance in teaching academic research & communication to international students” (November 2021)
  • Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Fairfax, Virginia: Coordinator, Mason Instructor Resources Roadshow and Resource Fair (September 2021)
  • Brown Bag lunch series, INTO Mason: “Engaging Students and Creating a Healthy Classroom Climate Online” (April 2021)
  • Mason Korea, INYO 105: “American Cultures”: Guest speaker on Intersectionality (April 2021)        
  • The Rainbow History Project, Washington, DC: Panelist, “Origins of the Rainbow History Project” (December 2020)
  • Teachers Need Teachers, Mason Composition Program: "Teaching Paraphrasing Step by Step” (October 2020)
  • Professional Enrichment Day, INTO Mason: Cofacilitator, Panel on Mentoring (February 2020)