Michel Boucher, Ph.D.

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Position or Job Title
Senior Lecturer
Department or Organization
University Without Walls

Before joining the UWW faculty, Mitch Boucher taught as a Lecturer for the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department at UMass Amherst and as an Adjunct faculty member in English at Holyoke Community College and UMass Amherst. Mitch has taught courses in literature of the United States, sexuality studies, queer theory, American studies, and gay and lesbian history, as well as first-Year, junior-level, and experimental writing.

His goal as a teacher is to create a supportive, yet challenging learning environment where students pursue their own scholarly interests while critically engaging with the knowledge that is produced and circulates through our social institutions and cultural environments.

Mitch is a board member of the Sexual Minorities Education Foundation, a local community archives of GLBTQ history, activism, art, and literature. Outside of UWW, Mitch treasures time spent with his partner and school-age child.

Educational background

  • B.A., English with minor in Women’s Studies, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • M.A., English, Ohio University
  • Ph.D., English with Concentration in American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Teaching and research interests

Cultural representations of race, class, gender, sexuality; twentieth-century United States literature and history; cultural studies; social justice movements; gay and lesbian history; queer theory; gender and sexuality studies.