Dr. Liz Ahl

When we speak of putting learners at the centers of our classrooms and enabling them to be active participants (rather than passive recipients) in their education, we owe a debt to Women’s Studies.
– Dr. Liz Ahl, from her 2005 Kalikow Award acceptance speech.

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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First in the (New) Nation

A Young Man’s Journey from a Nepalese Refugee Camp to the New Hampshire Polls » Southern Bhutan. Early 1990s. Members of an ethnic minority population, the Hindu Lhotshampas, began fleeing rising levels of persecution by the Bhutanese government. Denied their citizenship rights because of religious and cultural differences, the group—more than 100,000 strong—eventually sought protection […]

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¡Bienvenidos a Cuba!

PSU professor and her students discover the challenges and joys of visiting Cuba » Political science professor Filiz Otucu Ruhm always dreamed of going to Cuba. In fact, she planned on visiting the island more than a decade ago. “The social scientist in me wanted to observe Castro’s Cuba, then go back after Castro, and […]

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Coming Soon: Merrill Place Residence Hall and Conference Center

Starting fall 2017, Plymouth State students will have a new residence hall to call home. To accommodate its growing enrollment, the University recently began construction on Merrill Place Residence Hall and Conference Center, a seven-story building that will house up to 350 students. “Merrill Place’s design is in line with the evolving housing preferences of […]