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About Me:

Thanks for checking out my blog. This blog comments on topics related to gender, feminism, politics, Political Science, Women’s Studies, Girl Studies, Popular Culture, Latino Politics and current events. I am also on Twitter as @janniaragon and Facebook as Prof. Aragon (work) and Janni Aragon. I am on Google Plus as Prof. Aragon.

I am an American ex pat living in lovely Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to this, San Diego, CA was my home. I live with my family just minutes from the University of Victoria (UVIC), where I work in the Department of Political Science. I am also the Director Technology Integrated Learning, a service unit on campus that facilitates use of our learning management system, blogging platform, and other educational technology use. 

I am one of the four co-founders for Breathe Now. Our conference took place in Victoria, BC on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st. The conference was for college aged women through women established in their careers. I continue to support people through my mandate of mentoring. I advocate peer mentoring, coaching, and sponsoring. In my blog’s word cloud, you will see mentoring and networking as two of the prominent themes. 

I was an Undergraduate Advisor in my home department. I teach the following courses: Gender and Politics, Gender and International Politics, Worlds of Politics, Feminist Political Thought, Youth Politics, Politics and Popular Culture, American Politics, and American Public Policy. I have also taught for the Technology and Society program at UVIC.

I think it is important to get involved in the governance of the campus. I have served as the Chair of the Academic Women’s Caucus, sat on Senate, and am the current Chair of the Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching. I am also active in my home discipline and am the past President of the Caucus for Women and Gender Justice with the Western Political Science Association.  As you can surmise from this page, I am a feminist and one of my areas of expertise is Gender.  I have other projects on the go and they all touch: popular culture, social media, gender or feminism, and politics.

7 thoughts on “About Me:

  1. Dear Janni,

    I see that you reviewed the book Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files) before. I have written a book that is similar to that. Would you be willing to let me provide you with a copy of the book in hopes that you would consider reviewing my book as well?

    My name is Charles D. Shell, and the book I want to send is titled Blood Calls. You can find a link to it here: (https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Calls-History-Book-ebook/dp/B00COJPCHQ/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8)

    I can provide it to you as whatever digital file you wish. It’s up to you.

    Of course, I understand that you are under no obligation to review my book, and if you do review it, all I ask is that you leave an honest review. I am simply looking for the opportunity to have you consider it.

    Thank you. I look forward to your response.


    Charles D. Shell

  2. Hi Janni, My daughter is an academic in a stem field, and the two crushing pressures on her involve a male dean who sends emails at 4 in the morning (and expects a response) and ongoing feelings of being an imposter in an all male world. I look forward to reading your blog.

    • Hi Marylee: I am sorry to hear this, but I also know that this is not isolated with this Dean. She is not alone. The #stem #steam tags on social media are useful and Dr. Imogen Coe is doing fantastic work in STEM, so look to her and her work, too.

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