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Campus is closed

Campus is closed today, Tuesday, Aug. 11, because there is no electricity. Strong winds yesterday brought down trees, limbs and power lines on campus, and throughout the Quad Cities. To reach the Augustana switchboard & police/public safety call 309-794-7711. 


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.