Eastern Michigan University
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Kathryn Ziegler, Ph.D.


714 Pray Harrold




BS Communication and Journalism, Eastern Michigan University 1996
MA Communication, Eastern Michigan University 1998
Doctorate Communication and Women's and Gender Studies, Southern Illinois University 2008

Interests and Expertise

Experience: teaching women's studies and gender to incarcerated populations, many conference presentations, mentoring students in independent research, being on theses committees

Interests: Queer and feminist social movements, genderqueer representations in history, third wave feminist theory and practices

Publications and Presentations

"Should Same-sex Queer Women Get Married? Making a Home on Contested Terrain of Feminism, Queer politics, and Gay Marriage Rights." Presented to the 2010 National Women’s Studies Annual Conference in Denver, Co.

“Formidable-femininity:” Women’s Gender Performance of Third Wave Feminism accepted to the March 2010 Southeastern Women's Studies Annual Conference. South Carolina University, Columbia, SC.

"Ways that female masculinity is a queer performance of feminist activism."  Presented to the April 2009 University of Wisconsin, Madison, 33rd Annual Wisconsin Women's Studies and 4th Annual LGBTQ Conference.

"Fighting and Formidable-Femininity as a Form of Third Wave Feminist Gender and Activism." Presented to the April 2008 Ohio State University "F" Words of Feminist Scholarship Conference.
“Everyday Leaders and Everyday Activism in Third Wave Feminism.” Presented to the April 2004 Beloit College Third Wave Feminist Conference.

Courses Taught

  • WGST 200: Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • WGST 202: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • WGST 202: Inside Out Prison Exchange Program Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Theories of Sexuality/Queer Sexualities
  • Third Wave Feminism
  • Politics of Motherhood
  • Performances of Gender in Everyday Life