LGBTQIA+ U.S. politics; disability studies; transgender studies; spiritual activism; the work of Gloria E. Anzaldúa; sexuality, gender, and the prison industrial complex; womanist self-recovery; womanist methodologies; epistemologies of whiteness; post-oppositional politics; feminist/womanist epistemologies; feminist/womanist pedagogies; transdisciplinarity.
Peer Reviewed: Sam R. Schmitt, “Give Abundantly, Give Cheerfully: Televangelism, Financial Obedience, and Religious Corruption in the Trump Era.” The Activist History Review.May 2018.
Tina Cantina, Angela M. Carter, Sam R. Schmitt, and Amanda Swenson. “Bodies Like Ours: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Graduate Education, Gender, Disability, and the Politics of Disclosure.”Negotiating Disability Awareness: Disclosure in Higher Education (Eds.) Stephanie L. Kershbaum, Laura T. Eisenman and James M. Jones. University of Michigan Press. 2017. 95-113. Print.
Sam R. Schmitt, “Notes on the Virtual Trans Community, ‘Truscum’ Blogging, and the Politics of Transgender Health Care.” The Feminist Wire, July 2013.
Non-Peer Reviewed & Creative Works: Sam R. Schmitt, "Crunchwrap Supreme and Me: The Queer Politics of Fatness, Fast Food, Failing, and Not Giving a F*ck." Taco Bell Quarterly (under review).
Sam R. Schmitt, “Where Did You Get That Nasty Scar?: A Memory Map of a Bi, Trans, Cancer Survivor’s Body.” BiWomen Boston, 36(3): 2018, 7. Print.
Sam R. Schmitt, “Bi and Trans: Considering Non-Linearity and Inclusivity of Bi Journeys.” BiWomen Boston, 32(1): 2014, 9-16. Print.
Sam R. Schmitt, “Of Blood and Clay.” Wilde Magazine: LGBT Poetry and Prose. Winter 2014. Print.
Poster Title: “Theorizing from the Thresholds: Disability Identity, Post-Oppositionality, and the Margin/Center Politic.” Chicago Disability Studies Conference: From the Margins to the Center. University of Chicago. April 2018
Paper title: “Methodologies of the Spirit: Womanist Self-Recovery as a Research Method.” Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Wisconsin. April 2018
Panel title: “‘May we allow spirit to sustain and guide us from the path of disillusion’: Using Spirit as a Catalyst for Self, Societal, and Planetary Transformation.” Paper title: “Saint Marsha of Christopher Street: Exploring the Spiritual Activism and Nepantla Embodiment of Marsha P. Johnson.” El Mundo Zurdo: The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Conference. San Antonio, Texas. November 2015
Panel title: “Public Disclosures: Disease, Disability, Distortion, and the Politics of Divulgence.” Paper title: “Bodies Like Ours: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Higher Education, Disability, and the Politics of Disclosure.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. November 2015
Panel title: “Beginnings: Creating Change through Post-Oppositional Pedagogies in the Women and Gender Studies Classroom.” Paper title, “Teaching Trans(*)formation: Womanist Pedagogies for Inclusion and Holistic Social Change in Introductory Women’s Studies Courses.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 2014
Panel title: “Professional Practices, Intersecting Identities, and Social Change.” Paper title, “Womanist Approaches to Teaching the ‘T’ in ‘LGBT’: Why Everyday Consciousness Matters in the Classroom.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Cincinnati, Ohio. November 2013
Paper title: “Because Bi+ Matters: Womanist Pedagogies for Teaching Gender and Sexuality.” BECAUSE/BiReCon Academic Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 2013
Panel title: “Paradoxical Positions?: Exploring the Intersections of (Bi)Sexuality Research, Teaching, and Activism.” BECAUSE/BiReCon Academic Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 2013
Training and Professional Development
Panelist: "Gender Inclusion in the Workplace." State of Minnesota Department of Transportation. April 2018. Facilitator: "Trans 201: Beyond the Basics of Trans Issues." BECAUSE Conference. 2017. Facilitator: "Queer, Crip, FABULOUS!: Bi+ Disabled Support Circle." BECAUSE Conference 2017. Facilitator: "Cut 'N Paste: Bi and Trans Zine Workshop." BECAUSE Conference. 2016. Facilitator, “Navigating Transgressive Identities and Bodies in the Classroom.” Department of Multicultural Women and Gender Studies, Texas Woman's University. April 2014