Chat with the Department Chair & Associate Chair

Tim and I have solidified our schedules and would love to chat!

Department Chair Availability: If you are wanting to check in with Tim in person, Wednesdays and Thursdays are best. He is also available Monday through Friday via Zoom. Book an appointment with him below! 

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Associate Chair Availability: If you are wanting to check in with Colleen in person, Mondays and Wednesdays are best. She is also available Monday through Friday via Zoom. Email her for an appointment, and the Zoom invite is below!

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Meeting ID: 864 7219 0656
Passcode: 057004



Margaret Cho- March 26, coming to QS 304 – Save the Date!
Sponsored by:
The Department of English, Queer Studies Program, Asian American Studies, The Office of Community Engagement, and USU Pride Center
Location: University Library, Ferman Presentation Room
Professor Amanda Harrison writes: “I am excited to let you all know that we are bringing Margaret Cho to campus to talk about the making of Fire Island in Queer Studies 304. Please save the date, add to the syllabus, add for extra credit, and all that fun stuff! I know many of us taught this film in 2023 with great success. This will be an awesome event for students and our programs!”


Professor Corri Ditch published her article, “The Experience of an Embodied Metaphor-Based Positive Psychology Coaching Intervention for Transformation and Insight” in the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring (IJEBCM). Here is the link to the article!

Professor Stephanie Lim published ‘The Smell of Rebellion’ and ‘The Stench of Revolt’: The Carnivalesque Dramaturgy of Matilda the Musical from Page to Stage” in the anthology, Contemporary British Musicals: ‘Out of the Darkness.’

Professor Colleen Tripp’s manuscript, “Hey, takin’ on a challenge is a lot like ridin’ a horse”: Ted Lasso and Left-Populism,” was accepted for publication in the edited collection, Playing Nice: Sincerity and Irony in Television. In her chapter, Professor Tripp argues that the television show Ted Lasso offers an extended political satire of populism and its cyclical mobilization under liberal democracy.


Reading Recommendations

Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds (recommended by Professor Krystal Howard)

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (recommended by Professor Audrey Thacker)

Babel, Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History by R.F. Kuang (recommended by Professor Colleen Tripp)

The Parable Series by Octavia Butler (recommended by Professor Kim Wells)