Assistant Professor of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies and English
College of Letters and Science | Departments of Gender and Women's Studies and English
Hometown: Gadsden, AL
Jess Waggoner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies and English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Waggoner’s research and teaching interests span U.S. literature and culture, feminist disability studies, queer and trans studies, health activisms, and African American studies. They are also passionate about accessible pedagogies and expanding definitions of access in order to understand the fluidity and intersectionality of disability identity.
Areas of expertise, continued: Health Humanities, African American Studies, U.S. Literature and Culture
A speaker fee applies for Dr. Waggoner’s talks.
Beyond Accommodation: Disability Justice and Access in Your Workplace, Classroom, or Community
Introduces audience to creative ways of incorporating disability justice into their lives beyond legal liability.
Disability, Gender and Sexuality at the Intersections
Discusses the intersections of disability, illness, health, and gender inequality.
Queer and Trans Perspectives in Healthcare and Beyond
Discusses LGBTQ+ perspectives in healthcare.