Class of 1998
Maude Hines earned her PhD from the Duke University Graduate Program in Literature, with certificates in (then) Women's Studies and African and African American Studies. After graduation, I took a job as Assistant Professor of English at the University of Florida, and then moved to Portland State University in my hometown where I earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2006.
How has being a Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies (formerly Women's Studies) graduate from Duke University help shape your professional success?
I am currently affiliate faculty in Portland State's Women, Gender & Sexualities Department, which expands my affiliation with Black Studies and membership in the Department of English. My background from Duke's Women's Studies program has been invaluable in this regard. My scholarly community is based in Women's Studies, where I have weekly meetings with two different writing partners. This is an important part of my intellectual home.