Dr. Jacqueline Foertsch | Women's & Gender Studies

Dr. Jacqueline Foertsch

Professor, Department of English

Dr. Foertsch's research refers constantly to questions pertinent to gender and sexual identity in the post-WWII period, including issues related to liberal v. radical feminism, women's mobility and women in the workforce, economics and politics from post-WWII feminist and Black Power standpoints, and leading memoirists from the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Women's Liberation contexts. In her work, she's looked at the 1968 Miss America protest, Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique", the many permutations of the sexual revolution in the Black Power movement and new left counterculture, and the role of women as victim and perpetrator in various notorious true crime narratives of the post-WWII period.

Her research includes: postwar, memoir, women's lit