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Catharine Wright

Associate Professor, Writing and Rhetoric/GSFS

Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric; and Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies

 work(802) 443-2568
 Fall 2020: by appointment. Please email me for zoom link and times.
 Chellis House

My work as teacher and writer lies at the intersection of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and Creative and Critical Writing. At this intersection I explore issues of identity and power in relation to writing purposes, practices and productions. These concerns are reflected in my courses which include Outlaw Women, Writing Gender and Sexuality and a proposed course, Feminist Joy. In these classes students draw on anti-oppression theories to interpret literature and compose creative auto-ethnographies. I incorporate contemplation and movement to facilitate an embodied practice of writing.

I’ve earned several awards for my fiction and have published across a wide range of genres, including short fiction, essays, articles and poems, many in women-run presses and feminist magazines such as Negative Capability Journal, Narrative Northeast, The Feminist Wire, Hurricane Alice, Blue Mesa Review andJournal of Gender and Cultural Critique (formerly Phoebe). I’ve also co-authored an oral history book, Vermonters At Their Craft (New England Press), and co-edited a collection of essays, Social Justice Education: Inviting Faculty to Transform Their Institutions (Stylus Press). In collaboration with colleagues, I’ve designed several Mellon-funded projects: Writing Beyond Borders and Social Justice in Higher Education, both designed to facilitate faculty development across liberal arts colleges.

For more information, see my website


Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Chellis House Women's Resource Center
56 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753