Welcome to Professor Holly Hassel's Cyber Office!


About me: I teach English and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002. Since arriving at UW-Marathon, I have regularly taught Composition I and II, Introduction to Women's Studies, American literature courses, and Women in Popular Culture. In Fall 2017, I am teaching English 101 at the UW Marathon campus.

I co-direct the Wizarding Academy, an academic camp for kids 8-14, each summer and Girl Power Camp, a day camp for tween girls focused on fun, creativity, confidence-building, and teamwork. My professional work has been published in Pedagogy, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Women's Studies, College Composition and Communication, College English, and Feminist Teacher, and my ongoing research projects look at issues of student readiness for, placement into, and assessment of first-year writing. I co-authored the book Critical Companion to J.K. Rowling published in December 2010 and am also the co-author (with Christie Launius) of the introductory women's and gender studies textbook Threshold Concepts in Women's and Gender Studies: Way of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing, which was published in 2016 by Routledge. We are preparing the second edition for publication in 2018.

Other projects include serving as editor for the journal Teaching English in the Two-Year College. In 2017, Kirsti Cole (Minnesota State University at Mankato) and I were excited to see our co-edited collection Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership published. We are currently accepting proposals for our next project, Effecting Change in Academia: Strategies for Faculty Leadership