Women's & Gender Studies - Faculty


Kara Mollis

Co-coordinator of Women's & Gender Studies

Kara Mollis

W.W. Slider Humanities Center - 303
Phone: 270-384-8233
E-mail: mollisk@lindsey.edu

Ph.D., Duquesne University
M.A., Duquesne University
B.A., Washington and Jefferson College
Women's Studies Certificate, Duquesne University

She frequently presents her research, which has been published in MELUS, at national and regional conferences, and her current scholarship focuses on narrative strategies in contemporary American rape-survivor memoir. Dr. Mollis also organizes various annual and monthly women's & gender studies events on campus, including the Lindsey Wilson College Women's & Gender Studies Conference.

Dr. Mollis specializes in twentieth-century American literature, American women's writing, and women's & gender studies, and she serves as Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program. Her teaching and research interests include American feminist writing, African American women's literature, contemporary American working-class women's writing, feminist theory, and violence against women. Some of the courses she regularly teaches are Writing I, Literary Interpretation, Women Writers, Ethnic Literature, American Literature II, Feminist Theory, Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies, Gender and Politics, and Women and Violence.


Allison Smith

Co-coordinator of Women's & Gender Studies

Allison Smith

W.W. Slider Humanities Center - 305
Phone: 270-384-8158
E-mail: smitha@lindsey.edu

Ph.D., English, University of Louisville

Dr. Smith received the Graduate Dean's Citation for her dissertation. She has also served as an Appalachian College Association Fellow and in 2016 was promoted to Associate Professor.

Dr. Allison Smith teaches in both the English and Women's Studies programs and specializes in basic writing, cultural studies, and feminist film theory. She regularly teaches courses such as Introduction to College Writing, Writing and Culture, Gender and Popular Culture, and Writing about Feminist Film. She has presented her research, primarily concerned with writing the body and narrative technique, at national and regional conferences such as the American Culture Association Conference, CCCCs, and the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture.