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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 Women's and Gender Studies, and director of the Cassandra Voss Center, a nationally-recognized gender center, at St. Norbert College.  Karlyn is an equity and social justice consultant. She is a faculty fellow for the HERS Women’s Higher Education Leadership Institute as well as a recent graduate. Karlyn has been involved in the field of women’s and gender studies for more than 25 years and was on the board of the National Women’s Studies Association for six years.

Her 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 Foreword Book of the Year Award finalist in the Women’s Issues Category. She also writes opinion editorials for a number of publications such as the Psychology Today blog, Inside Higher Education, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

ENGL 150 Introduction to Literature
WMGS 110 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
ENGL 310 Race and 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

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