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HPU Welcomes New Director of Women’s and Gender Studies
In her new role, she will be responsible for selecting the curriculum and directing the new program. She looks forward to mentoring students whose research interests explore the intersections of gender with public policy, culture and social justice.
â€śI am honored and thrilled to be the director of HPUâ€™s brand new minor in womenâ€™s and gender studies,â€ť says Brandt. â€śWomenâ€™s and gender studies is a vital and growing academic field, and its inclusion in the HPU curriculum is another testament to the diversity and excellence of academics at High Point University.â€ť
One of Brandtâ€™s main research interests is feminismâ€™s relationship to popular culture and the mediaâ€™s promotion of post-feminism. This fall, she will be presenting at the National Womenâ€™s Studies Associationâ€™s annual conference on the effectiveness of social media as a pedagogical tool in the womenâ€™s and gender studies classroom.
Brandt earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Drew University. She received her Master of Art in popular culture from Bowling Green State University, as well as her doctorate in English and graduate certificate in gender and womenâ€™s studies at the University of Rhode Island.