Dr. Patti Duncan
Dr. Patti Duncan, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, has been at OSU since 2008. She received her B.A. from Vassar College, and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. at Emory University's Institute for Women's Studies. She specializes in transnational feminist theories and movements, women of color studies, and feminist media studies. She is also interested in the areas of feminist motherhood stuides and critical mixed race studies. Professor Duncan teaches courses including "Transnational Feminisms," "Women of Color in the U.S.," "Disney: Gender, Race, and Empire," "Women in World Cinema," and "Politics of Motherhood in Global Contexts."
Patti Duncan is the author of Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech (University of Iowa Press, 2004), and numerous articles about women of color, anti-racist feminist pedagogies, and transnational feminisms. She is co-editor, with Gina Wong, of East Asian Mothering: Politics and Practices (forthcoming, Demeter Press). She is also co-director/producer of Finding Face (2009),an award-winning documentary film exploring the effects of gendered violence in Cambodia,which has screened at fourteen national and international film festivals. Her current research focuses on narratives of rescue, migration, and illegitimate motherhood in representations of women in the global South.
In Fall 2004, Patti was a visiting researcher at Ewha Woman's University in Seoul, Korea. In 2007, she led a travel seminar in Cuernavaca, Mexico on the topic of Gender, Migration, and Globalization. She spent Fall 2008 on a ship, teaching for the Semester at Sea program, during which she traveled and taught in the Bahamas, Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Hawai'i, and Costa Rica. She is a former recipient of grants and fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, and the National Women’s Studies Association.