Beth Windle teaches in the Department of English & American Literature and the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
With almost two decades of experience in the classroom, Beth has taught a broad range of courses at Washington University and elsewhere. Currently, she regularly teaches First-Year and Sophomore Seminars, Introduction to Literary Theory, Argumentation, and Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She teaches a number of topics courses as well, most frequently on queer U.S. literature and on the true crime genre. Previously, she taught in the College Writing Program.
In her research, she reads novels, films, and television to show how contemporary queer culture deploys nostalgia as a tool for world-making in the present. That work has been published in MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. and Camera Obscura. Currently, she is at work on an article about best practices for teaching intersectionality in the College Writing classroom. She holds a PhD in English and American Literature with a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.