Jenny Brown responds to Meredith Goldsmith, Anna Kryczka, and Catherine Liu’s “Anti-Labor Politics,” and the writers respond to her criticism.
Anna Kryczka teaches humanities full-time at Pasadena City College. PCC, her teaching emphasizes the legacies of colonialism, theories of race, and conceptions of gender difference in media, culture, and politics. Kryczka earned her PhD in Visual Studies at UC Irvine. Her research has been published in in the journals of Visual Studies and History and Technology and in her 2014 book, Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California. She has presented at various academic conferences and museums on topics on including Martha Stewart’s 1982 debut book, the politics of citrus cultivation in Orange County, Jacqueline Kennedy’s 1962 TV tour of the White House, the development of the Southern California desert, Julia Child’s slapstick pedagogy, and the sexuality of the postwar motel, among other things. She served as an Academic Juror for the 2016 Peabody Awards Screening Committee.