Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department Head - Professor
Beth Bartlett, Professor, has been part of Women's Studies at UMD since its beginnings. She taught Political Science at UMD for 19 years and has been a faculty member of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies since 1980. She joined the Women's Studies Department in 1999, serving as the Department Head until 2014. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the College of Wooster, an MA in Political Science from Kent State University, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota. Her areas of interest include feminist theory, feminist spirituality, and peace and justice, and she teaches and researches in these areas. Her publications include Sarah Grimke's Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and Other Essays (Yale, 1988); Liberty, Equality, Sorority: The Origins and Interpretation of American Feminist Thought: Frances Wright, Sarah Grimke, and Margaret Fuller (Carlson, 1994); Journey of the Heart: Spiritual Insights on the Road to a Transplant (Pfeifer-Hamilton, 1997); and Rebellious Feminism: Camus's Ethic of Rebellion and Feminist Thought (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). She has been nominated to Who's Who Among America's Teachers several times, and is the recipient of the College of Liberal Arts 2003-4 Teaching Award and the College of Liberal Arts 2003-4 Research Award. She shares her home with her husband and son as well as two dogs and cats. She is involved in the peace and justice movement, enjoys writing, walking in the woods, and kayaking, and loves making music with her long-time women's music group, Wild By Nature.