Dr. Jennie Woodard

Jennie is a Lecturer in the Honors College. She has had a long held passion for the study of media and popular culture. She has spoken on topics such as the juxtaposition of class, gender, and fashion at the Berks Conference on the History of Women and Organization of American Historians annual conference and the cross culture of feminism and television at the Popular Culture Association meeting. She is currently working on a manuscript for the University of Illinois Press entitled Fashion Forward: Elizabeth Hawes and Feminist Fashion Identity (working title). This research details the life of fashion designer and intellectual, Elizabeth Hawes, whose early career as high-end fashion designer in 1930s New York stands in stark contrast to her later work as a union organizer and bestselling author. Jennifer currently teaches WGS 101: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; WGS 340: Transnational Feminisms; and WGS 480: Senior Seminar. Additionally, Jennie specializes in courses on popular culture, particularly film, television, fashion, and sports, including a WGS 301: Topics in WGS: Gender and Popular Culture, WGS 301: Topics in WGS: Gender and Sports, and WGS 360: Feminism and Film.