Women and Gender Studies


Description: DeMuthDr. Danielle DeMuth
Associate Professor



I routinely teach WGS 450: Global Feminism,   WGS 336: Lesbian Gay Queer Literature, the capstone course WGS 495, and WGS 200: Introduction to Gender Studies.  Over the past six years, I’ve led study abroad programs in Women and Gender Studies to Egypt and most recently to South Africa, where students were involved in service learning as part of their course work.


Research interests: My research interests include lesbian and queer literature and feminism in the Arab world. My long-term research is on the trajectory of lesbian literary theory and history as exemplified in the case of Gale Wilhelm, who wrote We Too Are Drifting (1934), the first lesbian novel in the United States.



“Theorizing, Teaching and Creating Change: Feminism, Rhetoric and Activist Pedagogy for Women’s Studies.” Atlantis: Women’s Studies Journal 35.2 (Spring 2011). Print.

“Caramel and Under the Bombs.” Signs: Films for the Feminist Classroom 3.1 (2011). Web.

Unsexing Gender, Engendering Activism: Readings in Gender Studies. Edited with Julia Mason. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2009. Print.

“The Lesbian Novel.” Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States.  Emmanuel S. Nelson, editor. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009.

“The Furies,” “Nancy Toder,” “Alice Bloch,” “Camarin Grae,”  “Noretta Koertge” and “Judith McDaniel.” John Hawley, editor. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2008.

“Del Martin.” Significant Contemporary American Feminists. Jennifer Scanlon, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999.

“Gale Wilhelm,” “Marcia Freedman, ” “Carol Seajay,” and “Dee Mosbacher.” Gay and Lesbian Biography. Michael Tyrkus, editor. Detroit, MI: St. James Press, 1997.


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