Below you will find a listing of the faculty and staff for the Women's and Gender Studies academic program. If you are unsure of who you should contact, 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
WMST 310, Issues in Women's Studies
WMST 410, Feminist Theories
GERM/HUMN 381, Racism and Nationalism in Central European Film
GERM/HIST 382, 20th Century Germany: Culture, Political Conflict
Gender, and National Identity
GERM/HIST 383, Readings/Discussions of 20th Century Germany
GERM 305, German Conversation
GERM 330, Selections of German Writings
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.
Candace received her B.A. in English, Psychology, and Women and Gender Studies from Case Western Reserve University in 2012. As of February 2016, she supports the H.O.M.E. (Helping Ourselves Means Education) and Women's and Gender Studies programs.
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Speech Communication
A.M., University of Illinois, Speech Communication
Postfeminism, feminist cultural studies, media representations of women's reproductive and sexual health, reproductive justice, women's health.
WMST 101: Introduction to Women's Studies
WMST 310: Issues in Women's Studies
WMST 490: Capstone in Women's and Gender Studies
CMST 310: Interpersonal Communication
CMST 312: Nonverbal Communication
CMST 314/WMST 314: Gender & Communication
CMST 335: Conference Management
CMST 396: Social Media & Your Career
CMST 400: Message Design
CMST 404/WMST 404: Women and Men in Communication
CMST 413: Communication in Personal Relationships
CMST/WMST 416: Gender & Media
CMST/WMST 419: Sex, Sexuality, and Communication
CMST 452: Cultural Studies
CMST 458: Images, Messages, & Meanings
CMST 490: Senior Capstone in Communication
CMST 540: Graduate Seminar in Communication
CMST 550: Sex, Sexuality, and Communication
CMST 502: Contemporary Trends in Communication Research
CMST 522: Research Design & Analysis II
CMST 569: Thesis Preparation Workshop
CSBS 331: Documents-based Research Methods
Dr. Kissling 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.
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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