Welcome New Graduate Teaching Assistants!

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The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is excited to welcome two new Graduate Teaching Assistants for the 2022-2023 academic year! You will see them teaching multiple sections of WGS 201. Be sure to say hi to them the next time you are in Carver!

Dr. Natalie Deam is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar and a current MFA candidate in the Integrated Visual Arts program. With a PhD in French and an MFA in Creative Writing and the Environment, Natalie’s wide-ranging creative and academic work focuses on the intersections of literary and visual cultures, queer ecology and the history of science and technology, and the representation of the natural world in fantastic and scientific literatures. Natalie has taught fiction writing workshops, nineteenth-century literature classes, film seminars, and most recently an honors seminar on animals in video games. Her work is often inspired by the local flora, fauna, and fungi of Iowa and its deep connections to environmental history and global ecologies.




Sarah is a Masters student in Anthropology and has a passion for telling female stories through the study of Art. She has a BS in Anthropology and Classical Studies and a BA in Political Science. With the goal of museum curation, Sarah has spent many hours working with University Museums and is getting a graduate certificate in Preservation and Cultural Heritage. When she isn’t in one of her campus offices you may find her on one of the many hiking trails in Ames with her dog Winston or exploring as many countries / states she can.