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Dorothy Woodman, PhD

Sessional Lecturer


English and Film Studies | Women's & Gender Studies

About Me


Ph. D. (2012) 

Department of English and Film Studies, 

University of Alberta, Edmonton 

Visiting Research Student 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 

January – April 2009 


School of Criticism and Theory 

Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Summer 2007



• Undergraduate Research Initiative Support Fund for

 Two Women’s and Gender Studies Poster Exhibitions 

(Rutherford Library Galleria; Nov. 24, 2014-January 5, 2015; March 31-April 30, 2015)


• Gold Humanism Foundation Grant for 

University of Alberta English/Medicine Reading Group

(Sept 2013-April 2014)


• Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Level 

University of Alberta

• Research Abroad Travel Grant 

University of Alberta


• Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 

Government of Canada, 2006 to 2008

• Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship 

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007 and 2006

• Sarah Nettie Christie Graduate Award 

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007

• Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award 

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007

• Sarah Nettie Christie Travel Bursary 

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007

• Professional Development Grant 

   Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007


Research Areas: 

• Neoliberalism, Marxist theory, gender theory, disability theory

• Intersections of race, gender, and illness 

• Community Service Learning: pedagogy and social ethics

• Bodies and subjectivities in Marvel’s superheroes 


Instruction Experiences and Investments: 

• English within a professional context: classes for Engineering and Nursing students

• syllabi covering global literature and literary analysis; medical themes; writings in science and humanities; topics in gender and sexuality, race and class; postcolonial theory; feminist theory

• community-based learning with classroom experience (in Women’s and Gender Studies and in English and Film Studies)

• student assignments on cultural studies topics, close reading analytics, reflection papers, group presentations with audiovisual materials, and conference posters for campus exhibitions

• specialized student assignments on project proposals and research (for Engineering students) and reflective and interpretive assignments (for Nursing students)

• readings and discussions by local authors, film screenings, and TEDtalks

• Classroom technologies such as eclass, internet, and film

• team teaching and principle instruction