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Billy Korinko

Director of  the Cassandra Voss Center 

B.A., St. Norbert College - Women's & Gender Studies & Religious Studies
Ph.D., University of Kentucky - Gender and Women's Studies

Billy Korinko is the director at St. Norbert College’s Cassandra Voss Center (CVC), which focuses on transformation through initiatives related to race, class, gender, and identity. A Sister Center to the bell hooks Institute at Berea College in Kentucky, the CVC is a 2.8 million dollar building project gaining regional and national recognition.

Billy Korinko ’09 has a degree in Women’s & Gender Studies and Religious Studies from St. Norbert College, and is a Ph.D. in Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Kentucky. His dissertation project is a feminist analysis of American Catholic media texts and illustrates the ways that racially coded discourses about gender and sexuality were used in Catholic strategies to assume a more central space in American social and political life.  Korinko’s work has also focused extensively on the historical production of masculinities---which was essential in his previous role at the college when Korinko served as the Founding Coordinator of the St. Norbert College Men’s Initiative from 2009 to 2011.

Korinko has also developed anti-violence programs in his role as the the Men’s Programming Specialist at the University of Kentucky Violence Intervention & Prevention Center. Korinko has also taught in the Gender & Women’s Studies department at the University of Kentucky, and this past year was a visiting assistant professor in Women’s & Gender Studies at Berea College, where he developed and taught the first critical masculinities course in college history.

As the director of the Cassandra Voss Center, Billy is particularly excited about working with a team that is dedicated to justice and identity. He also looks forward to developing courses that can further engage the St. Norbert community in the Center’s mission and values. Korinko will be teaching in Women’s and Gender Studies at St. Norbert.

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