Elizabeth Verklan

Assistant Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Rogers Fine Arts Building 210
(417) 667-8181, ext. 2197

Elizabeth is the new Assistant Professor in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Elizabeth received her PhD in 2017 from the University of Arizona, and her BA in 2008 from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Elizabeth is teaching Introduction to Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies in Fall 2017.

In addition to teaching, Elizabeth is currently working on her book manuscript, Objects of Desire: Feminist Inquiry, Transnational Feminism and Global Fashion (based on her dissertation). Objects of Desire examines how sweatshops are framed and represented in, and to the U.S. Objects of Desire employs a transnational feminist cultural studies framework, and draws extensively on transnational, post-colonial, and U.S. Third World feminist scholarship in its analysis of U.S. anti-sweatshop discourse.

In 2017 Elizabeth was the recipient of the New York Public Library’s Short-Term Fellowship. Elizabeth completed archival research for her book manuscript at the New York Public Library last June.

Elizabeth’s research and teaching interests include fashion, labor and political economy, critical/feminist science studies, and critical ethnic studies. She is very excited to be at Cottey!