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Gender and Women's Studies

Colleen Denney, Ph.D.

Professor, Gender and Women's Studies

B.A., Louisiana State University (1981)
M.A., Louisiana State University (1983)
Ph.D., University of Minnesota (1990)

Phone: (307) 766-4351
Office: Ross Hall 120


Faculty Name

Dr. Colleen Denney is Professor of Art History/Gender and Women’s Studies. She teaches courses on gender in art, including ones on Gender and the Humanities, History of Women Artists, and Victorian Women’s Lives: Their Art, Literature and Culture. Her classes are interdisciplinary, reaching across art, literature, culture and feminist theory in order to examine and celebrate women’s lived experiences, both historically and today.

She is also past Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program during which time she mounted, in conjunction with her students, a Take Back the Night March on UW campus/in the community that addressed a topic she knows well, the history of women’s activism. She incorporates this history into all of her courses, including the First-Year Seminar on “Sex and the International City.” More recently, she organized a Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil during Women’s History Month in concert with students in her Visual Culture of Women’s Activism course. (See photo).

Her research focuses on representations of women in Victorian and Edwardian culture. Her most recent book addresses four scandalous women in Victorian culture and how they chose to image themselves to counter cultural critique (see book cover).

Her forthcoming book, Raise Your Banner High! The Visual Culture of Women’s Activism from 1860 to the Present: From London to Paris and Beyond, is forthcoming from McFarland Press and focuses on banners, posters, and other visual propaganda of the first wave through the fourth wave.

When she is not on campus, she spends her time looking at art, road biking, doing yoga, and dancing to live music

Courses Taught: Gender and Humanities, History of Women Artists, Victorian Women

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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2733

Fax: 307-766-2555


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