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Tammy Birk

Department of English

Assistant Professor and Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Graphic Narrative
  • Women's Literatures
  • Critical Feminist Theories
  • Global Studies
  • Critical Pedagogy

"To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your whole life depends on it; and, when the time comes, to let it go, to let it go." ~ Mary Oliver

Personal Bio
Specializations: Graphic Narrative, Women's Literatures, Critical Feminist Theories, Global Studies, and Critical Pedagogy.

Scholarship: Author of “Becoming Cosmopolitan: Toward a Critical Cosmopolitan Pedagogy” [dissertation] and numerous papers on Critical Cosmopolitanism.

Recent or new topical courses: "Graphic Narrative," "Global Citizenship," and "Feminine Pathologies," “Experimental Women Writers,” “Feminist Theories”

Senior project interests: I like any project that is experimental in form or content. I like projects that are hybrid or interdisciplinary. I like projects that sit at the intersection of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I like any project that creates or critiques graphic narrative. I like projects that foreground critical theory or cultural studies. I also like projects that feel a little too ambitious.

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