Associate Director, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Program


Office Location

345 Fisher Bennett Hall
Suite 304
Phone: 215-898-8623

Gwendolyn Beetham is Associate Director of the GSWS Program. She has worked for gender research organizations around the world and has taught gender studies at the London School of Economics, Rutgers University, and Brooklyn College. She received her PhD in Gender Studies from the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics and her BA from Kenyon College.  

A dedicated activist scholar, Gwendolyn is committed to bridging the research practice divide and has taken on many projects in support of this goal. She edited the first academic journal issue dedicated to feminist blogging, founded the Academic Feminist, a series on the popular feminist blog, and writes a column on queer parenting for a non-academic audience at She Knows. She holds leadership positions at the National Women’s Studies Association and has supported the Third Wave Fund - the only activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans folks under 35 years old in the US - for over a decade.


GSWS 002 (Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019)

GSWS 400 (Fall 2017, Fall/Spring 18-19, Fall/Spring 19-20, Fall/Spring, 20-21)

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Faculty Research Field(s)

Gwendolyn’s research interests include feminist pedagogy, sexuality studies, and critical university studies.