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Faculty

Tammy Birk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Department of
English

p/ 614.823.1759
e/ TBirk@otterbein.edu
Office: Towers 329

Education

  • B.A., Miami University, 1987
  • M.L.S., The Ohio State University, 1990
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, 1993
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2011

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Graphic Narrative
  • Women's Literatures
  • Critical Feminist Theories
  • Global Studies
  • Critical Pedagogy

"To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your whole life depends on it; and, when the time comes, to let it go, to let it go." ~ Mary Oliver

Scholarship: Author of “Becoming Cosmopolitan: Toward a Critical Cosmopolitan Pedagogy” [dissertation] and numerous papers on Critical Cosmopolitanism.

Recent or new topical courses: "Graphic Narrative," "Global Citizenship," and "Feminine Pathologies," “Experimental Women Writers,” “Feminist Theories”

Senior project interests: I like any project that is experimental in form or content. I like projects that are hybrid or interdisciplinary. I like projects that sit at the intersection of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I like any project that creates or critiques graphic narrative. I like projects that foreground critical theory or cultural studies. I also like projects that feel a little too ambitious.

Publications

Edited Volumes 
  • Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Eds. Irene Langran and Tammy Birk. London: Routledge, 2016. 
 Chapter in a Book 
  • ‘Critical Cosmopolitanism as a New Paradigm for Global Learning.’ Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Eds. Irene Langran and Tammy Birk. London: Routledge, 2016. 38-55.
 Refereed Article in a Journal 
  • ‘Critical Cosmopolitan Teaching and Learning: A New Answer to the Global Imperative.’ Diversity and Democracy. AAC&U Publications. Spring 2014.
 Introductory Material 
  • ‘Introduction to Part One’ and ‘Introduction to Part Three.’ Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Eds. Irene Langran and Tammy Birk. London: Routledge, 2016. 11-12 and 175-6.
 Work in Progress 
  • ‘Why Paradigms Matter: Global Learning and the Case for Critical Cosmopolitanism.’ Liberal Education. AAC&U Publications.

Affiliations & Awards

Professional Affiliations
  • National Women's Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Sexuality Studies Association
  • Comic Studies Society

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact
p / 614.823.1556

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