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Tineke Ritmeester - Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Associate Professor

Tineke Ritmeester

Tineke Ritmeester, Ph.D. Associate Professor. She joined the Women's Studies Department in 1987. She grew up in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and arrived in the USA as a domestic worker in 1966. She holds degrees in Sociology, German Studies, and German Literature. Her teaching and research interests include peace and justice, masculinist violence, feminist cinema, political women's autobiographies, LGBTQ studies, women and food, communal living, liberation movements, transnational feminism, women and music, women and love. She also is a Rilke Scholar. Her primary goals in teaching are to internationalize and raise consciousness. She has published in areas ranging from Women's Studies to German to Queer Studies. Currently she is working on the history of Chester Creek House, a lesbian communal household of which she has been an active member since 1994 and is a member of the Feminism in the Twin Ports research project.