Liz DeBetta

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Professional Title

Advocacy Program Manager, Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+)

About

As an interdisciplinary scholar-artist-activist Dr. Liz DeBetta helps create social change for individuals and communities that have been marginalized and oppressed. Her focus is on deconstructing dominant narratives that oppress and dehumanize women and the global majority. Her research and teaching interests include writing for healing and social change, gender, sexuality, reproductive justice/injustice in the culture of adoption and cisheteropatriarchy through the use of critical autoethnography and embodied performance. She has presented nationally and internationally on topics ranging from adoption and reproductive justice, using writing to heal trauma, gender-based violence, and resisting colonial paradigms in higher-ed. Her book Adult Adoptees and Writing to Heal: Migrating Toward Wholeness is forthcoming from Brill Publishers.

Research Interests

autoethnography
humanities
qualitative research
activism
performance
sexual harassment/gender harassment
violence (sexual/gender/other)