UW Oshkosh

Board of Academic Advisors

Helen BannanHelen Bannan

Director of Women's Studies - Helen M. Bannan has been a tenured Associate Professor and Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 1998. She previously held similar positions at the University of New Mexico, Florida Atlantic University, and West Virginia University. Her PhD in Social Science in American Studies was earned at Syracuse University in 1976. She has co-edited two books and published many articles, most of them focusing on American Indian women and women’s responses to cultural and generational differences. She is currently working on a biography of Jessie Jack Hooper, an Oshkosh woman and prominent advocate of women's suffrage, Indian rights, and world peace, as well as other work on American Indians in Wisconsin in the 1920s and 1930s. She is also an active member of the UW System Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project's Disciplinary Research Team in Women's Studies.