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Jo Trigilio

Jo Trigilio
Senior Lecturer of Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy; Director of the Graduate Program in Gender and Cultural Studies
MCB C-205F

Jo Trigilio received her Ph.D. in Philosophy with a concentration in  Feminist Theory from the University of Oregon. Professor Trigilio has a special interest in the intersection of theory and practice. She specializes
in oppression/liberation theories, including feminist and gender theories, race theories, and queer theory.

She is politically active in the queer community of Boston. Professor Trigilio has served on the board of
directors for the National Women's and Gender Studies Association for six years. She is currently leading The Boston Dyke March History and Archive Project.

Teaching Areas & Topics

  • Feminist Theory
  • Race Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Bio-Medical Ethics
  • American Pragmatism
  • Epistemology

Awards & Honors

  • Gregory Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence, Bentley College, 2005


Doctor of Philosophy
University of Oregon

Bachelor of Arts
Marietta College

Certificate in Creative Writing
Marietta College