Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department Head - Professor
Beth Bartlett has been a professor and part of Women’s Studies at UMD since its beginnings in 1980. After 20 years in Political Science, she officially joined the Department of Women’s Studies, now Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in 1999. 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, ethics, and spirituality, ecofeminism, and peace and justice, and she teaches and researches in these areas. She has authored several articles and books include Sarah Grimke's Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and Other Essays; Liberty, Equality, Sorority: The Origins and Interpretation of American Feminist Thought: Frances Wright, Sarah Grimke, and Margaret Fuller; Journey of the Heart: Spiritual Insights on the Road to a Transplant; and Rebellious Feminism: Camus's Ethic of Rebellion and Feminist Thought. A book based on grassroots feminism in the Twin Ports, Making Waves: A History of Feminist Organizations in the Northland: 1975-2015 is forthcoming. She has been awarded both the College of Liberal Arts Teaching and Research awards. She is involved in the peace and justice, environmental, and feminist movements, enjoys writing, walking in the woods, and kayaking, and loves making music with her long-time women's music group, Wild By Nature.