About

My Ph.D. (in British Literature and Literary Theory, 2000) is from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, and my M.A. from Palacky University, Olomouc, the Czech Republic.

From 2004 to 2016 I taught Women’s & Gender Studies at Antioch (College/University), where I directed the Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe program (WGSE). In 2016, the WGSE program and myself (happily) transferred to Carleton College, Minnesota.

As the WGSE Director, I spend every fall in Europe, taking students to and teaching in Utrecht & Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, and Krakow.

As for my research interests, I am particularly passionate about feminist and queer theory, Eastern European feminisms, and post-colonial feminisms, and I am a scholar of British literature as well.

Much of my published research has focused on transnational gender issues – in the context of both nineteenth-century and the present-day world. My first book, The New Woman and the Empire (OSUP, 2005), examines the intersections of gender, race and colonial issues in the work of British New Woman writers and actresses. In 2016, my co-edited book Czech Feminisms: Perspectives on Gender in East Central Europe was published by Indiana University Press. And I have also published numerous academic articles on European women writers, actresses and film directors.

I also write about the dilemmas and challenges we, university professionals currently face as campuses are being transformed under the neoliberal prerogative. This part of my work has been developing within the framework of “Nonstop Antioch.

I have presented my research both nationally and internationally.  Most notably, I was one of the four panelists invited by President Václav Havel to discuss Julia Kristeva’s work with Kristeva.

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