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Women's & Gender Studies

Liam Oliver Lair Ph.D.

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Women's & Gender Studies

Wayne Hall 736
125 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Jean Bauer

Dr. Simon Ruchti, Chair

Liam Oliver Lair Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

Dr. Liam Oliver Lair is a feminist scholar with a PhD in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. His teaching and research are rooted in feminist studies with a specific focus sexuality, trans subjectivities, disability, and race. His publications include work focused on how constructions of gender ‘deviance’ were shaped by scientific racism and ableism, as well as pieces focused on the embodied experience of working and researching in archival spaces and in spaces in which collaboration and accessibility are foregrounded. Dr. Lair has also worked with faculty, staff, and students to create safe and affirming spaces for trans/GNC and queer students at each of his previous institutions, and this is work he will continue at WCU.

Courses Offered

  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Transfeminisms
  • American Studies
  • Trans Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Gender & Race

Areas of Interest

  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • American Studies
  • Trans Studies; Disability Studies
  • Theories of Intersectionality
  • Transfeminism
  • Queer Theory
  • Sexuality Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Feminist Foucauldian Theory and Methods