WGSS Director & Advisor
Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre (PhD, University of Iowa) is the Director of the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program. She is a Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Communication Studies. Her research and teaching centers on post-colonialism, feminist rhetorics, identity, and feminist popular culture in primary US contexts and critically considers the circulation of cultural icons and the ways in which their linguistic and visual representations constitute knowledge. She is the author of Curious about George: Curious George, Cultural Icons, Colonialism, & U.S. Exceptionalism (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2021) and Communicating Colonialism: Readings on Postcolonial Theory(s) and Communication (Peter Lang, 2014) and several other journal articles in the Feminist and Communication disciplines.