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Faculty Biography - Angela Koon

Faculty Biography - Angela Koon

Angela Koon

Lecturer

B.A. University of North Carolina, Asheville
M.A. Loyola University Chicago

847.635.1435
akoon@oakton.edu
Room A213, Skokie

Web page: http://www.oakton.edu/user/~akoon/

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Personal Statement

I have my Master's degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Loyola University Chicago. My research interests concern the intersections of gender and sexuality, with particular interest in the LGBTQ community - specifically, transgender and gender queer access to healthcare. I was also interested and invested in issues surrounding human trafficking, particularly for sexual exploitation. I explored the demand side of this issue from a global perspective. 

I am dedicated to the field of women's and gender studies and enjoy critically analyzing how systems of patriarchy, sexism, racism, and homophobia permeate our lived experiences as people on a daily basis.

A few of my favorite writers, scholars, and activists on the subject: bell hooks, Dorothy Allison, Eve Ensler, Angela Davis, Gloria Anzaldua, Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards, Jessica Valenti, Judith 'Jack' Halberstam, Dean Spade, Julia Serano, and Kate Bornstein just to name a few.

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

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