wanda balzano

Dr. Wanda Balzano

Department Chair and Associate Professor in WGS

Contact Information:

Office: Tribble A105
Phone: (336) 758-4455


Ph.D.: University College Dublin (National University of Ireland)
M.A.: University College Dublin (National University of Ireland)
B.A.: Istituto Universitario Orientale (University of Naples, Italy)

WGS Courses:

WGS 101: Window on Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGS 221: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGS 320: Feminist Theory and Practice
WGS 321: Gender and the Foreigner in a Transnational World
WGS 377: Irish Women in Writing and Film

Professional/Research Focus:

Feminist Critical Theory
Gender and Religion in Irish Literature and Film
Representations of Women in Comparative Literature
Cross-cultural intersections of women ’s writing with Art, Folklore, Film, the Classics, Philosophy, and Religion

Selected Publications:


  • Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Culture, edited with Anne Mulhall and Moynagh Sullivan. London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. More Information
  • Irish Review 35: Special Issue on Irish Feminisms, edited with Moynagh Sullivan, 2006.


  • “Abigail Child’s Mirror World: Feminist Reflections,” in Millennium Film Journal, ‘Migration/Dislocations’, No. 53, Fall/Winter 2010-2011
  • “Abroad and at Home: The Question of the Foreigner in Kate O’Brien’s Mary Lavelle,” in South Carolina Review, special Irish issue on “Writing Modern Ireland’ (ed. Catherine Paul), Vol.43, No.1, 2010.