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Brenda Bethman

Brenda Bethman
Associate Teaching Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

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Dr. Bethman has served as Director of the Women’s Center since January 2007 and as Associate Teaching Professor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGS) since August 2019. She has published two books: a co-edited volume, University and College Women’s and Gender Equity Centers: The Changing Landscape, and a monograph,  Obscene Fantasies”: Generic Perversions in Elfriede Jelinek.

Dr. Bethman teaches WGS courses in the Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies department as well as a variety of general education courses and serves as co-director for UMKC’s study abroad program in Senegal.

Academic Credentials

B.A., German, Dickinson College
M.A., German Literature, Temple University
Ph.D., German and Scandinavian Studies; Graduate Certificate, Feminist Studies, UMass Amherst