Public Scholarship


Invited Research Presentations and Performances:

Chevrette, R. (October 2018). “Out of the closets and into the streets: ACT UP, Queer Nation, and LGBTQ in/visibility.” Presentation at Filling in the Blanks: Combating LGBTQ+ Erasure Through Archaeology.” Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Chevrette, R. (April 2018). “Bros before Donald Trump: Bromance, race, masculinity, and nation in the #BROTUS memes. Presentation for the Women’s and Gender Studies Research Series, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

Chevrette, R. (March 2015). “Staging the struggle for justice: FEMEN’s preparation of the body for the public screen.” Presentation at the Conflict Transformation Summit, Tempe, AZ.

Chevrette, R. (September 2014). “How we collaborate and connect: The impact and importance of infusing policy into narrative.” Panel discussion on collaborative writing experiences in the NSF-funded Think, Write, Publish grant project. Presented by the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Pullen, S., Chevrette, R., & Murphy Keith, R. (Writers), & Linde, J. (Director). (March 2014). “(Re)Embodying Abortion.” Performance presented as part of the featured Women’s History Month Civil Dialogue Event. The Empty Space at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Chevrette, R. (April 2013). “Write a story, tell a story: A new way to think about writing nonfiction.” Live storytelling panel and discussion of writing process with Lee Gutkind. Presented by the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication’s Initiative for Innovative Inquiry, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Chevrette, R. (Writer), & Linde, J. (Director). (2013, February 13). “A ghost story: Memories of my father. An autoethnographic performance.” Performance presented at The Empty Space at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Chevrette, R. (Writer), & Linde, J. (Director). (2012, March 14). “War metaphor.” A performance adapted from the scholarship of Dr. Catherine Squires. Presented as part of Transforming Scholarship for the Stage: A Performance workshop. The Empty Space at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

War Metaphor performance
War Metaphor performance

Creative Non-Fiction Essay:

Chevrette, R., & Records, A. (2014). Living and breathing plants: Closing the gap between plant science and policy. [Digital publication of a collaborative non-fiction essay resulting from the Think, Write, Publish grant project]. Available at

Media Recognition:

Featured in MTSU’s Faculty/Staff News, July 2019.

Quoted in Step Up Magazine article, “First Gender Neutral Clothing Store Opens in Atlanta,” June 2019.

Quoted in CNN article, “Analysis: Don’t Use the Royal Birth to Trot out a Dangerous Myth,” May 2019. (CNN US article picked up by CNN International, Microsoft News, KIMT 3 News, and net).

Guest on WMOT 89.5 Roots Radio, MTSU On the Record: “Gendered Migrations,” March 2019.

Featured in MTSU’s eRecord, the Digital Newsletter of Middle Tennessee State University, “Professor Preps for Conference Talks on Gender, Migration on ‘MTSU On the Record,’” March 2019.

Featured in MTSU News, “MTSU Professor Discusses Politics of Obama-Biden ‘Bromance’ Memes in Lecture,” April 2018.

Guest on Serious Inquiries Only Podcast, Episode SIO75: “Dr. Roberta Chevrette on Feminism and Gender Studies,” September 2017.

Guest on Noise to Knowledge Podcast, Episode 3: “Boobs & Protest,” February 2017.

Featured in Communication Matters, NCA’s Academic, Teaching, and Research Blog, July 2013.

Spotlighted on the To Think, To Write, To Publish website. August 2012.

Featured in the “Alumni Spotlight” on the homepage of Sacramento State University’s Women’s Studies Department. May 2009.

Featured in Sac State Magazine, May 2009.

Other Creative Activities:

Chevrette, R. (2005). Miss America. [Audio recording]. Sacramento, CA: Earth Girl Records.

Chevrette, R. (2004). Woman Mother Earth Sky. [Audio recording]. Sacramento, CA: Earth Girl Records.

Nominee for the Sacramento Area Music Awards (SAMMIES) in the Folk category, 2006.

Song “Refrigerator Poetry” included on Females on Fire 2 CD. Los Angeles, CA: Warrior Girl Music, 2006.

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