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Alice Rutkowski

Associate Professor
Welles 222A
585-245-5290
rutkowsk@geneseo.edu

Alice Rutkowski received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and became a member of the Geneseo faculty in 2003. She often teaches the courses Literature and the Civil War, Trans and Lit, SafeZone Train the Trainer, Feminism and Pornography, and Major Authors: Melville, among others. Her research centers on the Civil War and Reconstruction as well as queer theory and trans politics. She received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. In 2016, Rutkowski published “‘It’s a...Penis!’ Epistemology of the Ultrasound” featured in Mothers and Sons. Her other works were published in A Journal of American Women Writers and Studies in the Literary Imagination

Rutkowski is the chair of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society selection committee. In 2013, she founded the LGBTQ Issues Working Group and serves as the co-chair. She is a member of the Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board. Rutkowski is the coordinator of the Geneseo Safe Zone Network. To request a Safe Zone training for your group, please click here

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Classes

  • HUMN 221: W/H/Western Humanities II

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.

  • WGST 202: TpRpHmArt:Feminism&Pornography

    This is a slot course that focuses on representation of women and/or gender in the arts and humanities. Each section will incorporate recent feminist scholarship, methodologies, concepts, and analyses. In addition, each section will utilize feminist pedagogy to foster a climate of mutual inquiry and exchange of ideas between faculty and students. This course may be taken for credit multiple times with different subtitles. Not offered on a regular basis