Excellence Through Diversity Fund Recognizes Melissa Sanchez


The Excellence Through Diversity Fund, an annual University-wide initiative by the Office of the Provost that provides resources for innovative interdisciplinary projects on topics related to diversity and inclusion, has recognized Melissa E. Sanchez, Donald T. Regan Professor of English, for her work on trans-inclusive pedagogy.

Sanchez, who is also Director of the Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies, as well as the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, focuses her research and teaching on feminism, queer theory, and 16th- and 17th-century literature. She is the author of three books: Queer Faith: Reading Promiscuity and Race in the Secular Love Tradition; Shakespeare and Queer Theory; and Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature.


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