Department of English

Lisa Walker

Associate Professor of English
Lisa Walker

Office Location

228 Deering Ave, Portland

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2021

By appt. at: or send her an email



Academic Degrees

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


Lisa Walker joined USM in 1995 and, as of the fall of 2019, is the Associate Dean in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  Prior to this, she was the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program from 2015-2018. 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