Christine Messina

The personal connection between students and faculty in the Women’s Studies program is one of the main things that attracted me to the minor.
– Christine Messina ’07, English major, women’s studies minor

Mathew Cheney

MATTHEW CHENEY has been an adjunct professor at PSU since the fall of 2008, teaching courses for the English Department and the Women’s Studies Program.  His particular interests include gender and queer theory, and he has written and published extensively on the work of Samuel R. Delany, whose life and writings delve profoundly into questions of gender, race, and sexuality.  Matthew has published fiction and nonfiction with a wide variety of venues, has been the series editor for the Best American Fantasy anthologies, and is a regular columnist for the online magazines Strange Horizons and Gestalt Mash.  He recently completed work on a short film he wrote and directed, “Meat”, which will, with luck, appear soon at film festivals near you.

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