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Karlyn Crowley

Professor of English

B.A. Earlham College
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia


Programs: English, Women's and Gender Studies

Karlyn Crowley is professor of English and director of the Cassandra Voss Center at St. Norbert College. Karlyn has published widely in academic and popular publications and consults and speaks publicly on issues of diversity and social justice. Karlyn has been involved in the field of women’s and gender studies for over twenty-five years and was on the board of the National Women’s Studies Association for six years. Karlyn’s recent book, Feminism's New Age: Gender, Appropriation, and the Afterlife of Essentialism (SUNY P), examines why women are interested in new age culture rather than civic feminist expression. It was a finalist in the Women’s Issues category for the Foreword Book of the Year Award. She writes for Girl w/ Pen: Bridging Feminist Research & Popular Reality. Recently, Karlyn was granted the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership Outstanding Achievement Award for her lifelong work promoting equity and inclusion. 

Courses
ENGL 150 Introduction to Literature
WMGS 110 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
ENGL 310 Race & Sex in U.S. Texts
WMGS 311/ENGL 311 Women and Literature
ENGL 235/AMER 235 U.S. Literature to 1865
WMGS 360 Feminist Theory