Department of English

Lisa Walker

Associate Professor of English and Director of Women & Gender Studies
Lisa Walker

Office Location

LB 318

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2018




Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., English, Louisiana State University, December 1995
  • M.A., English, Louisiana State University, 1991
  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1987


Lisa Walker, Associate Professor of English, joined USM in 1995. She holds a Master’s degree and a PhD from Louisiana State University. She is the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program. She has published on models of minority sexual identities in her book Looking Like What You Are: Sexual Style, Race and Lesbian Identity (2001), and essays in Sexualities, Signs, and Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. Her research interests include femininity, fashion theory, and beauty culture in American literature.

Research Interests

Modern American literature and gay/lesbian studies