Department of Women's and Gender Studies University of Missouri Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Targeted Teaching Initiative

The Women's and Gender Studies Department is proud of its Targeting Teaching Initiative. This initiative seeks to match faculty in other departments, community members, and graduate students to specific curricular areas of interest to the Women's and Gender Studies department and asks them to teach courses on areas that will enhance the curriculum and broaden the areas of instruction of the department.

The initiative includes a Scholar's Chair, a Community Chair, and Graduate Teaching Fellows. 

The department is pleased to announce Dr. Trudy Lewis, Professor of English, as our 2012-2013 Scholar's Chair in Women's and Gender Studies. Dr. Lewis will be team-teaching WGST 8040, Seminar: Problems and Issues in Feminist Scholarship, with Mary Jo Neitz in Spring 2013. 

To support this exciting initiative the department has plans for Lewis to deliver a public talk on her work, and will offer several other public events in the coming academic year to accompany her course. 

Scholar's Chairs

  • 2012-2013 Trudy Lewis, Department of English
    WGST 8040 Seminar: Problems and Issues in Feminist Scholarship, Spring 2013

  • 2011-2012 Rebecca Scott, Department of Sociology
    WGST 4004/7004 Gender and the Natural World, Spring 2012

  • 2010-2011 Ilyana Karthas, Department of History
    WGST 4004/7004 The Politics of the Body in Historical Perspective, Spring 2011

Community Chairs

  • 2012-2013 Nazak Birjandifar, Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University in Montreal.
    WGST 3004 Women in Islam, Spring 2013

  • 2010-2011 Heather Eastman Mueller, Student Health Center, Health Promotion Department
    WGST 2960 Sexual Health Advocacy and Service Learning (SHAPE)

Graduate Teaching Fellows

  • Summer 2012: Naomi Clark, WGST 2005 Female Fundamentalists: Under the Protection of Men and Angels

  • Spring 2012: Olivia Hetzler, WGST 3004 Women, Family and Homelessness

  • Fall 2011: Shelli Homer, WGST 2005 Women Negotiating Cultures: Gender, Identity, and the American Experience


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