Author: Melissa Rogers

Melissa Rogers is a PhD candidate in Women's Studies at the University of Maryland. Her dissertation explores queer feminist cultural production and creative practice.

Despite the growing popularity of makerspaces in higher education, creating and sustaining a permanent makerspace takes more time, money, and labor than many academic departments are able to commit. Yet educators are finding ways to bring making practices into classrooms, libraries, and other spaces on campus, demonstrating that one need not have massive amounts of funding or high-tech equipment to enable students across disciplines to experiment with hands-on, project-based learning. Getting the chance to explore practices associated with craft and design in a formalized learning environment, especially in the humanities where reading and writing are the dominant modes of engagement,…

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