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. (1991) and an M.A. (1994) in English from Illinois State University, an M.A. (1996) in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. (2003) 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, and is forthcoming in Teaching and Learning Inquiry. Her research interests are in American working-class literature, especially narratives of upward class mobility. She co-authored a textbook entitled Threshold Concepts in Women's and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing, published by Routledge Press in 2015. She is currently working on a new project for Routledge Press, The Routledge International Handbook of Working Class Studies.
At UWO, she teaches Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, Women, Race, and Class, and Feminist Theory, as well as the Women’s and Gender Studies Senior Seminar.
Sedentary pursuits include playing trivia, doing crossword puzzles and drinking Colectivo coffee; more active interests include yoga, Jazzercise, and keeping up with her toddler. She loathes the label “foodie” but nonetheless recognizes herself in it.