Liz Cannon is the Director of the Social Justice Program, the Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, and a lecturer in English, Women’s Studies, and African American Studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She has a B.A. in English from Oberlin College, an M.A. in 19th and 20th Century British Literature from Indiana University Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in Women’s Writing and Feminist Theory with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests used to be in theories of subjectivity represented in Contemporary American Women’s Literature and in lesbian feminist theory. Today she is more apt to be exploring contemporary constructions of bisexuality and effective methods of developing student centers devoted to social justice causes, whether that be gender or sexuality. At UWO, she teaches Introduction to Women’s Studies, Women and Madness, Queer Theory/Queer Lives, Women in Literature, African American Literature, and Introduction to African American Studies. She also co-leads Study Abroad trips to Tanzania and Nicaragua.
Liz is currently learning to ride a 5-gaited American Saddlebred show horse, teaches women’s self-defense, has a black belt in tae kwon do, and loves her hour long commute to work because she can indulge her addiction to listening to mysteries and fantasies on CD.