The College of Liberal Arts and the English Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host nationally-recognized scholar Dr. Wendy Martin for a public talk titled, “Women’s Studies: Past, Present, & Future,” on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the O’Connor Building, room 145. The event is free and open to the public.

Martin has published prolifically for more than 40 years in Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, and American Literature. She is the founder and editor of “Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal,” and is also on the editorial boards of the “Heath Anthology of American Literature” and the “Gender and Culture” series published by University of North Carolina Press.

“Dr. Martin has an ideal vantage point to discuss women and gender studies,” said Dr. Stephen Doolan, Assistant Professor of English, “She has been actively engaged in this field of study since before it was even a field of study. Furthermore, her record of scholarly activity really speaks to her level of professional engagement for almost four decades. We are excited to have her.”

Martin has taught at Queens College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Stanford University. She currently teaches at Claremont Graduate University as Professor of American Literature and American Studies and serves as Director of the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards—two of the most prestigious prizes a contemporary poet can receive.

Some of Martin’s most recent publications include “American Women Writers from the Puritans to the Present,” “All Things Dickinson: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World,” and “Best of Times, Worst of Times: The American Short Story from 1980 to the Present.”