Beth Schewe, Instructor
Women's Studies Program/Department of English
Office Hours: TBD, and by appointment
Office Number: Reavis Hall, Room 221
Office Phone: 753-6586
Email: eschewe1@niu.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research: Women's Studies, feminist theory and criticism; transgender and queer theory; body theory; critical race studies; African-American, Latino/a, and Asian-American literatures; autobiography; American literature, especially multicultural and migration literature; 20th and 21st century literature; narrative; pedagogy.

Recent/Significant Publications:

  • Schewe, Elizabeth. Forthcoming. "Highway and Home: Mapping Feminist-Transgender Coalition in Boys Don't Cry." Feminist Studies.
  • Schewe, Elizabeth.2009. "Serious Play: Drag, Transgender, and the Relationship between Performance and Identity in the Life Writing of RuPaul and Kate Bornstein." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 32.4: 670-695.
  • Schewe, Elizabeth. 2008. "Domestic Conspiracy: Class Conflict and Performance in Louisa May Alcott's 'Behind a Mask.'" American Transcendental Quarterly 22.4: 577-592.

Recent Courses taught:

  • Theories of the Body
  • Growing up Female
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
  • Introduction to Transgender Studies
  • American Literature from 1960 to the Present
  • Literary Classics