Pamela Butler

Visiting Instructor

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Research Interests

Race, empire, and political economy in US feminisms; postcolonial and critical race feminist theories; popular culture; academic feminism and institutionalization


Pamela Butler, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies, teaches courses in popular culture, US social and protest movements, and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Butler earned her PhD in American Studies, with a minor in Feminist Studies, from the University of Minnesota. She is visiting Notre Dame for the 2010-11 academic year, after four years teaching film and feminist studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, where she received two awards for teaching excellence. Butler's recent work has been published in Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism and in Queer Twin Cities (University of Minnesota Press). She has been awarded fellowships and grants from the University of Minnesota, the University of Michigan, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.


  • AMST 30130 - Feminism & the American Empire
  • AMST 43147 - American "Chicks"
  • AMST 30177 - Civil Rights & Protest Movmts
  • AMST 30155 - American Men, American Women