Christie Launius, director
Office: Sage Hall 3457
Christie Launius is Associate Professor and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
She has a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Illinois State University, an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. in Modern Studies from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s English Department.
Her work has appeared in CCC: College Composition and Communication, College Literature, American Drama and the National Women’s Studies Association Journal. Her research interests are in American working-class literature, especially narratives of upward class mobility, and she is currently working on an article about mother-daughter relationships among class straddlers in the women’s liberation movement.
At UWO, she teaches Introduction to Women’s Studies, Women, Race, and Class, and Feminist Theory, as well as the Women’s Studies Senior Seminar
Sedentary pursuits include playing trivia, doing crossword puzzles and drinking Alterra coffee; more active interests include yoga and Jazzercise. She loathes the label “foodie” but nonetheless recognizes herself in it.