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Faculty Biography - Marian Staats

Faculty Biography - Marian Staats

Marian Staats

Marian Staats

Associate Professor of English

B.A. Swarthmore College
Ph.D. Loyola University of Chicago 

847.376.7103
mstaats@oakton.edu
Room 2514 Des Plaines

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

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Biography

A full-time professor of English at Oakton for the last twelve years, I teach EGL 102, Women and Literature, GLBT Literature, and African-American Literature, as well as humanities courses in Women and Creativity, Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies, and Contemporary Culture and the Arts. My Ph.D. in English is from Loyola University Chicago, where I specialized in twentieth-century American literature and gender studies, my ongoing research interests. Away from work, I enjoy walking with my dog, weightlifting and reading – especially contemporary fiction and drama, environmental philosophy, and animal rights literature – and I’m also trying to learn how to sing, most recently as a member of the Chicago Master Singers.

Alumni Profile

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

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