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Faculty Profile

Donna Bickford

Adjunct Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Director, Women's and Gender Resource Center (2015)

Contact Information

Landis House Room 9, 2nd Floor


Professor Bickford’s research focuses on contemporary US women writers, as well as the connections between literature and social change. She also works on anti-human trafficking initiatives. She has served as the Director of the Carolina Women’s Center and the Associate Director of the Office for Undergraduate Research at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also held academic appointments in the Women’s Studies and English Departments. Bickford taught for several years in the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Rhode Island and was a Fulbright Scholar at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. She recently published "Understanding Marge Piercy," with the University of South Carolina Press and co-edited "University and College Women's and Gender Equity Centers," published by Routledge. Professor Bickford also serves as the Director of the Women's and Gender Resource Center.


  • B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University, 1992
  • M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1994
  • Ph.D., 2000

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

WGSS 400 Senior Seminar
All topics will draw upon the knowledge of the history and theories of feminism and will be interdisciplinary in nature. Prerequisite or co-requisite: 100, 200 and 300 or permission of the instructor.