Farrell Greenwald Brenner is a queer troublemaker and a Dana Scully enthusiast. She’s a writer and a fighter and an MLA-citer. She’s also a poet, and her first collection of poetry, Diatribe from the Library (Headmistress Press) is available for purchase here. You can also check out her other works of poetry or book her for a reading. Her inspirations and influences include DarkMatter, June Jordan, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Audre Lorde, Mahmoud Darwish, Adrienne Rich, Joan Larkin, Sara Ahmed, and so many others.
Farrell has been the editor-in-chief of The OutCrowd Magazine, Syracuse University’s LGBTQ publication, for nearly three years during her time as a student there. She has also served as a discussion group facilitator at SU’s LGBT Resource Center, a 2016-2017 Remembrance Scholar, and a proud member of the Hendricks Chapel Choir. She’s also a community organizer and has dedicated herself to a life of feminist activism. When she’s not doing any of the above, you can find her watching The X-Files.
Farrell will graduate in May of 2017 with a degree in women’s & gender studies and citizenship & civic engagement. She also has a minor in Russian–she’s not sure how that happened but it’s been очень fun. She also speaks French and some Polish, and wants to learn Yiddish by 2030. Her research is on the Aryan- and Polish-passing women and girl couriers in the Jewish resistance movements of Nazi-occupied Poland, and she is interested in the relationship between Jewishness, race, and diaspora, and feminist Holocaust historiography.