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Colleen Lutz Clemens, Kutztown University in Pennsylvania

Copyright Year: 2023

Publisher: The Pennsylvania Alliance for Design of Open Textbooks (PA-ADOPT)

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Gender
  • Feminisms
  • Intersectionality
  • Gender Equity
  • Gender & the World
  • Gender Inequity Throughout History
  • Gender Issues in Today’s Society
  • Gender Gaps
  • Pathways to Gender Equity
  • Supporting Gender Equity

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  • About the Book

    Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (2023) is an eTextbook designed to provide an introduction to the fields of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies for students taking introductory courses. The textbook touches on a variety of subjects including gender theories, feminisms, intersectionality, equity, and activism. Chapters contain questions to consider and list of suggested readings by theorists and activists. This multimedia eTextbook incorporates videos and podcasts to create a rich introductory experience for students. 

    About the Contributors


    Colleen Lutz Clemens, Ph.D., professor of Non-Western Literatures and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, earned her Ph.D. in Post-Colonial Literature with a certificate in Gender Studies at Lehigh University. Her dissertation focuses on issues of veiling in literature and studies the intersection of women’s issues in art and politics. Previously, she earned her M.Ed. in English Education at DeSales University while teaching twelfth grade English in the public system. She earned her undergraduate degrees in English and French Education from Penn State University where she was a Schreyer Scholar focusing on French drama. Her academic work has been published in Feminist Formations, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing, South Asian Review, and NCTE’s English Journal and online at World Literature Today. She serves as an academic consultant for the Contemporary Literary Criticism series, where she focuses on postcolonial writing by women, for the Norton Anthology of World Literature, and Oxford University Press’s Gender Studies. She reviews novels by postcolonial authors for World Literature Today. She enjoys working with fellow teachers and is a frequent contributor to Learning for Justice, with her articles on masculinity having some of the highest unique visits for the entire blog site. She has worked with both those working in classrooms and in corporations to facilitate discussions about privilege, equity, and inclusion. Her entire 25 years of teaching have been dedicated to ensuring all students are heard and valued. 

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