Professor Laurie Fuller
Professor and Program Advisor
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4552
Feminist Theory and Pedagogy, LGBTQ Studies, Critical Whiteness Studies, Critical Race Studies
Courses Taught
WGS 101: Women's Perspective and Values
WGS 201: Feminist Ideas
WGS 210: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies
WGS 302: Feminist Theory
WGS 311: Lesbian and Queer Cultures
WGS 350: Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies
SOC 306: American Women: The Changing Image
Research Interests
Social Construction of Whiteness, Feminist Pedagogy, Queer Theory and Practice, Anti Violence Work, Community Accountability and Transformative Justice

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, December 1996

Dissertation: Disrupting Whiteness: Race, Queerness and Pedagogy

M.A., Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, December 1990

B.A., Women’s Studies and Mathematics, Oberlin College, May 1989

Minor, Feminist Studies and Cultural Studies

Selected Publications

"Don’t Feel White Privilege? It Might Be Political." Radical Pedagogy. Volume 13 Number 1; Winter 2016.

Bannister, S., M. Armato, L. Fuller, and N. Matthews. "Gendered Violence and Interruptions to Education." International Journal of Education and Social Science. Vol. 2 No. 2; February 2015.

Armato, Michael, Fuller, Laurie, Matthews, Nancy, and Meiners, Erica. “Pedagogical Engagements: Feminist Resistance to the Militarization of Education.” Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, Volume 35, Issue 2, 2013

“Teaching Peace in the Feminist Classroom: Starhawk’s The Fifth Sacred Thing.” Radical Teacher. Number 75, Spring 2006 pp. 28-35

Fuller, L. and Meiners, E. “Reflections: Empowering women, technology and (feminist) institutional change.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies special gender and information technology issue. Vol. 26, No. 1. Spring 2005

Fuller, L. and Meiners, E. “Empowering women? Engaging a technology grant for social change.” Journal of International Women's Studies special issue on women in science. Vol. 5, No. 4. May 2004

“If Only They Knew: Problematics of White Dyke Disclosures in Lecture,” JCT The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Curriculum Studies. A juried journal. 12:3, (Winter 1996)

Additional Information


“Effects of violence on women’s retention at NEIU and assessment of related campus responses.” Northeastern Illinois University Research Community Grant, $5,000. An ongoing research into the extent and impact of violence in the lives of NEIU students and university services’ effectiveness, begun fall 2007.

“Empowering Women For Life-Long Success Through Computer Expertise.” A four-year $160,000 Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE), US Department of Education, grant to improve technology skills for women students at NEIU, begun Fall 1999

“Evaluating On-line Communication and Web-based Course Content for Increased Student Learning.” A one-year $3000 Faculty Research and Scholarly Project Grant, NEIU, begun Fall 1999

LWH 2086
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Laurie Fuller
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4552
Office Hours
Varies by each semester
Main Campus