Krista Duttenhaver '10

Author: Andrea Martinez Dominguez

Graduation year: PhD 2010

Majors/Minors: PhD Theology, Grad Certificate Gender Studies

Current occupation: Consultant - Public Sector Education


Favorite Gender Studies class/professor/memory from your experience at Notre Dame:

I loved teaching the Intro to Feminist and Gender Theory. Not only did I get the chance to get my undergrads hooked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Critical Theory, I had the privilege of learning alongside my students, who were some of the smartest and most intellectually curious students at Notre Dame.


Your hopes for the future of Gender Studies at Notre Dame:

The Gender Studies Program is a unique place and program at Notre Dame. Unfortunately, the university continues to struggle with gender issues, and does not always engage those issues in a just, open manner. My hope is that Gender Studies Program continues to offer students the opportunity to learn about the ideas, the history, and the theories that enable them to speak freely and thoughtfully in an academic environment where academic freedom in connection with gender issues is so often limited.