Distinguished Faculty Award
English, WSU Vancouver
Carol Siegel is a groundbreaking scholar of international distinction. Her scholarly work on the representation of sexuality and gender identity contributes important perspective to critical conversations about literature, film, and popular culture.
Carol’s range of expertise and published work spans studies in Victorian and modernist literature, Asian-American literature, youth cultures, cinema studies, and Jewish studies. Her forthcoming sixth single-authored monograph, Jews in Contemporary Visual Media: Raced, Sexed, and Erased, is an interdisciplinary cultural analysis. A respected and productive writer, Carol’s portfolio also includes dozens of peer-reviewed essays and book chapters, an edition of D.H. Lawrence’s novel The Lost Girl for Penguin Books in the U.K., various book reviews, eight co-edited special journal issues, and one essay collection.
Endlessly attentive to the rigors of academic research and publishing, Carol is a generous professional colleague. Over the course of her career, she has given scores of keynote addresses, plenary presentations, and conference talks, and served as co-editor of two academic journals.
Carol is a versatile teacher who clearly scaffolds learning to support student success at every level. Her pedagogical style invites and validates student opinions on readings and in discussions. A beloved graduate advisor, Carol has directed 30 dissertations and theses, and served as a committee member for dozens more.
She has distinguished herself as an intellectually curious researcher, a thoughtful colleague, an extraordinary mentor, and champion of students.