Beth Windle teaches in the Department of English & American Literature, the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the College Writing Program
With over a decade 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 in the English Department, Introduction to Literary Theory, Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Writing Identity. Previously, she has taught topics courses on marriage in the U.S., dystopian fiction, true crime, world literatures, and queer U.S. literature.
Her research, which focuses on how contemporary queer culture deploys nostalgia as a tool for world-making, 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.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Beth enjoys mentoring students. She currently serves as a Faculty Associate for JKL Res College (Dauten, Shanedling, and Rutledge) on the South 40.