Elizabeth (Beth) Currans was hired in 2010 and received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her first book, Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers: Women Transforming Public Space was published in 2017 by University of Illinois Press. The text explores how participants in public protests in the contemporary U.S. coordinated and attended primarily by women claim and remake public spaces, and the ways that gender, sexuality and race influence our understanding of public space.
Her research and teaching interests include:
Her new book project explores trans-inclusive women's festivals, focusing on attempts at and failures in solidarity across gender and racial lines.