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Expository Writing Faculty

Catherine Mintler
Interim Director
Affiliate Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
Expo Courses: American Gangster; What Is Work?; Seeing Is Believing
Office: Bizzell Library, Room 4
Email: crmintler@ou.edu

Catherine Mintler joined the Expository Writing Program in 2008, after completing a PhD in English and a Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Mintler’s current book project is a study of the influence of modernist aesthetics, sartorial modernism in particular, upon constructions of identity in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. A related, secondary project explores the evolution of a post-war wounded flâneur. Dr. Mintler is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, an Annette Kolodny Award, a Smith Reynolds Founders Fellowship from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Gender and Women’s Studies Prize, a Regent’s Fellowship from the University of Nevada, Reno, and OU’s Presidential International Travel Fellowship. She has published her work in the Rocky Mountain Review, The Journal of International Women’s Studies, The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, and the collection Teaching Hemingway and Gender.   Dr. Mintler is currently developing a course on walking, "Peripatetic Worlds:  From Pilgrimage to Psychogeography."

 

Eric Bosse

Lecturer

Expo Courses: Religious Satire; Political Satire; Transcending Gender; The Writing Life
; Truth to Power
Office: 
736 Elm Ave.
Email: ericbosse@ou.edu



Eric Bosse received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. He writes fiction and creative nonfiction, in addition to his academic work. He also blogs and makes short movies and videos. He has published more than forty short stories in such magazines and journals as The Sun, Mississippi Review, Exquisite Corpse, Zoetrope, Eclectica, Night Train, The Collagist, and Wigleaf. His story collection, Magnificent Mistakes, was released in 2011 by Ravenna Press.

 

Margaret Gaida
Visiting Lecturer
Expo Courses: Love and Sex in the Middle Ages
Office: Bizzell Library, Room 4
Email: margaret.gaida@ou.edu

Margaret Gaida completed a BA in physics and philosophy at Duke University, an MA in philosophy at the University of California at San Diego, and an MA and PhD in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine here at OU. Her research focuses on the transmission, appropriation, and circulation of scientific knowledge across cultural boundaries in the Mediterranean during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. Margaret received the Lily Auchincloss Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in April 2014, which supported her research during 2014-2015 at the American Academy in Rome; and, she was named a 2014 Mediterranean Regional Research Fellow by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), which funded a research trip to Istanbul, Turkey, in fall 2015. Shereceived a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship in support of her final year of dissertation work.  Margaret is also interested in the history of women in science and biographies of women scientists, and she completed a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies at OU. Margaret blogs about these interests at https://mghsci.wordpress.com/.  In her (limited) spare time, Margaret loves spending time with her family, travelling, being in nature, and olive oil. 

 

Rachel Jackson
Lecturer
Expo Course: Alternative Oklahoma
Office: Bizzell Library, Room 4
Email: rcjackson@ou.edu

 

Liz Locke
Lecturer
Expo Courses: Myth and Hero
Office: Bizzell Library, Room 4
Email: lizlocke@ou.edu

Liz Locke holds a Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University. She has taught undergraduate courses in American Folklore, cosmology, analytical psychology, and philosophy at Indiana University (Bloomington and Columbus) and Indiana State University (Terre Haute), directed the graduate and undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies Programs at Naropa University (Boulder), and taught courses in Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma (Norman). She co-edited (with Theresa A. Vaughan and Pauline Greenhill) The Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore and Folklife published by Greenwood Press in 2009. Her ongoing research interests include feminist classical studies; race, class, and gender theory; film and advertising semiotics; and the persistence of myth in American political and popular culture.


V. Nicholas LoLordo
Lecturer
Expo Courses: Keepin' It Real; The Rhetoric of Authenticity; Poets 2 Rockstars: The Creative Artist From Fame to Celebrity; American Genius: the Case of Gertrude Stein
Office: Bizzell Library, Room 4
Email: vnlolordo@ou.edu

V. Nicholas LoLordo holds a PhD. in English and American Literature from Harvard University. Before arriving at OU, he taught at Colorado State University and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. His primary research area is modern and contemporary English-language poetry and poetics; he has published articles in Arizona Quarterly, Contemporary Literature, the Wallace Stevens Journal and Postmodern Culture. His Expo course "American Genius: the Case of Gertrude Stein" was Presidential Dream Course in the fall 2014 semester.

 

David Long
Lecturer
Expo Courses: Immigrant America, Modern Monsters, Alcohol in America
Office: 736 Elm Ave.
Email: dl@ou.edu

 

Robert Scafe
Lecturer
Expo Courses: Violence and the Sacred; Music, Sound, and Noise; Popular Science
Office: Bizzell Library, Room 4
Email: rscafe@ou.edu

Robert Scafe received his doctorate in history from Stanford University in 2006. He enjoys investigating our most taken-for-granted categories of social analysis—“the economy,” “population,” and “society” itself—by asking when and how these terms came into being. He pursues this line of inquiry by studying French King Louis XIV’s efforts to gather information about his subjects and the resistance of political and religious groups to these new statistical inquiries. Painfully aware that this topic might seem obscure to first-year students, Robert taught his first Expos course—“Violence and the Sacred”—on the history of sacred violence from Cain and Abel through the persecution of Jews in the Middle Ages and up to the terrorist attacks on 9/11. More recently, he has taught “Music, Sound, and Noise,” an exploration of sound studies and musical dissonance which was designated a Presidential Dream Course in 2013. In addition to offering these Expository Writing courses, Robert currently serves as the Writing Coordinator for the U.S. History Survey at O.U.