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Tammy Birk

Department of English

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

B.A., Miami University, 1987
M.L.S., The Ohio State University, 1990
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1993
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2011

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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