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Dr. Elizabeth J. Stigler '10

dr. elizabeth stigler

Dr. Elizabeth J. Stigler ’10 recently earned her Ph.D. with honors in women, gender and sexuality studies from the University of Kansas and is currently a visiting assistant professor at Miami University. Dr. Stigler previously served as the assistant director of LGBTQ+ Programs and Services at Marquette University, where she developed and implemented LGBTQ+ inclusivity trainings for students and staff. She also holds two master’s in women and gender studies and is a proud Augustana graduate with a bachelor’s in women and gender studies. As an interdisciplinary food studies oral historian, her work bridges the fields of memory studies, ethnic studies and food studies. Her current book project, Houby Hunters and Kolace Bakers: Exploring Memory and Identity Through Czech Foodways, explores the culinary ecologies of memory that interanimate individual, communal and historical identities.