Below you will find a listing of the faculty and staff for the Women's and Gender Studies Program. If you are unsure of who to contact with your questions, please call the main program office at 509.359.2847.
I have been at EWU since 1983, when I came to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as an Assistant Professor in German. I have taught a wide variety of courses in German language, literature, and culture, in addition to feminist theory, and issues in women's studies. I have traveled many times to Europe and especially Germany, where I studied in Heidelberg and Erlangen in the 1970s. I taught and co-directed a summer program in Lubeck, Germany for several years, from 1997-2004.
My dissertation research centered on the representation of women in 18th century German literature, and much of my subsequent scholarship has focused on women and gender in German literature, culture, and film. I have been active with the Women's & Gender Studies program since 1983, and I have been Director of the Program since 1998.
B.A. Knox College 1973
Study at Universitat Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany 1976-77
M.A. University of Georgia 1977
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, German Literature 1984
Article on Margarethe von Trotta's Rosenstrasse: Feminist Revisions of a Historical Controversy, for Blackwell Companion to German Cinema, Blackwell Press, and conference paper on Gender and Sexuality in Recent German Holocaust Film.
Issues in Women's Studies, Feminist Theories, Post-war German Film, 20th Century Germany, German Literature of the 18th-19th centuries, German language and conversation.
Gender and sexuality in German film, Holocaust film; and German women writers of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Elizabeth Kissling is a professor of women's studies and communication studies at Eastern Washington University, with interests in women's health, sexuality, embodiment and feminism. She is especially interested in how these issues are represented in mass media, and the complex relationship between media representation and everyday understanding. She is the author of Capitalizing on the Curse: The Business of Menstruation, and scholarly articles about communication and menstruation; body image and dieting; sexual harassment; and folklore surrounding menstruation and menarche. In addition to blogging occasionally for Ms., she is a contributor and managing editor for re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR).
Ph.D. Women's and Gender Studies, Clark University, Worcester MA
MA Feminist Clinical Psychology for the New College of California.
BA Literature and Women's Studies from UC Santa Cruz.
Political Implications of Gender, Sexuality, and Race on the Body; The Politics of Representation; and Political Theory, Race and Sexual Contract.
Gender in Society
Feminist Contributions to Political Theory
Feminism and the Construction of Knowledge
Women and Politics
Gender and Sexuality in Flim
Principles of Sociology
Body Image and Identity Formation
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