Professor Leni Marshall

Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Stout
English and Philosophy Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 318 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715-232-1282
Email: marshallel@uwstout.edu
Personal website: agingstudies.org

Teaching Interests: Majority and minority literatures of the Americas

Research Interests: literature, age studies, women's and gender studies, race studies, interesectional identity, performativity, gerontology, scholarship of teaching and learning, longevity, life span, teaching with film, undergraduate student research

Education

    • Ph D English
      University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2007
    • MA English
      The Pennsylvania State University
      State College, PA, United States, 2000
    • BA English
      Brandeis University
      Waltham, MA, United States, 1990

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of English and Philosophy
        Professor of English
        August 2008 -
      • Century College
        Faculty
        April 2007 - May 2008
      • Normandale Community College
        Adjunct Faculty
        August 2006 - August 2007
      • University of Minnesota
        Graduate Instructor
        August 2001 - May 2007
      • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
        Adjunct Faculty
        August 2001 - May 2005
      • The Pennsylvania State University
        Graduate Instructor and Adjunct Faculty
        August 1997 - May 2000

Intellectual Contributions

    Book

    • Marshall, L. (2015). Age Becomes Us: Bodies and Gender in Time. , Albany, NY: SUNY University Press.
    • (2010). Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film. IN Lipscomb, V., & Marshall, L. (Eds.), , New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • (2006). Aging: A Feminist Issue. IN Marshall, L. (Eds), Special Issue on Aging and Ageism National Women’s Studies Association Journal, 18(1), vii-xiii.

    Journal Article

    • Marshall, L., Kriebernegg, U., Maierhofer, R., & Ratzenböck, B. (2014). Ageility Studies: The Interplay of Critical Approaches in Age Studies and Disability Studies. , 21-40, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.
    • Marshall, L., & Swinnen, A. (2014). ‘Let’s Do It Like Grown-Ups’: A Filmic Ménage of Age, Gender, and Sexuality. IN Harrington, C. L., Bielby, D., & Bardo, A. R. (Eds.), Aging, Media, and Culture , 157-168, Lantham, MD: Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield.
    • Marshall, L. (2012). Through (With) the Looking Glass: Lacan and Woodward in Méconnaissance, the Mirror Stage of Old Age. Feminist Formations, 24(2), 52-76.
    • Marshall, L. (2008). Teaching Ripening: Including Age when Teaching the Body. Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy , 19(2), 55-80.
    • Marshall, L. (2007). Kiss of the Spider Woman: Native American Storytellers and Cultural Transmission. Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts , 1(1&2).
    • Marshall, L. (2005). Dangers and Opportunities: A Plenary on Aging and Ageism. NWSAction Newsletter, 17(1), 31-33.
    • Marshall, L. (2004). ‘A Useable Past’: A Review of Susan Wells’ Out of the Dead House. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 34(3), 233-237.
    • Marshall, L. (2004). Generating Feminism: Barbara Smith, Gerda Lerner, Ellen Bravo, and Lisa Jarvis. NWSAction Newsletter, 16(1), 28-30.
    • Marshall, L. (2004). Changing Bodies, Changing Minds: Constructions of Age via Doris Lessing's The Diaries of Jane Somers. Doris Lessing Studies, 24(1&2), 19-22.

    Book Review

    • Marshall, L. (2007). The Cartography of Age, A Review: Age Matters, Whistling Women, and Lesbian Communities. Women’s Review of Books, 24(4), 10-12.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Marshall, L. (April, 2014). Ageility Studies: The Interplay of Critical Approaches in Age Studies and Disability Studies. European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) conference, Galway, Ireland.
    • Marshall, L. (January, 2014). Literature without Borders: The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS). MLA convention, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (January, 2014). What We Talk About When We Talk About Age Studies. Modern Language Association (MLA) conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (November, 2013). Optimal Aging through Collaborative Research: The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS). Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference, New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (July, 2013). Conscious Ageility and the Versive Gaze. Potsdam University Age Studies research group, Potsdam, Germany.
    • Marshall, L. (July, 2013). Conscious Aging through Literary Age Studies Analysis. Summer School, Seggau, Austria.
    • Marshall, L. (January, 2013). The European Network in Aging Studies: Open Access and Communication Supporting Scholarship. MLA Convention, Boston, MA, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (February, 2012). Cultivating Gerontological Literacy through Cross-Pollination with Humanities, Arts, and General Education Courses. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Rockville, MD, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (January, 2012). Performing Identity in Later Life. MLA Convention, Seattle, WA, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (November, 2011). Learning AdvantAge: Narrative Aging Studies In General Education Courses As Workforce Preparation. GSA, Boston, MA, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (October, 2011). Learning AdvantAge: Increasing Student Workplace Readiness Via Aging Studies Diversity Training In General Education Classes. ENAS conference, Maastricht, Netherlands.
    • Marshall, L. (January, 2010). Fewer Assignments Equals More Rigor? Rebalancing Process and Product. Professional Development Day, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (December, 2009). Intersections of Age and Gender in Twentieth-Century World Literature. MLA Convention, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (April, 2009). Teaching Identity, Teaching Age: Incorporating Lessons on Age, Identity, and Ageism into Humanities Classes. Humanities Education and Research Association, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (December, 2008). Learning 24/7 Teaching to Teach 24/7 Learning: Training to Maximize Online Learning. MLA, San Francisco, CA, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (June, 2008). Age Studies and Life Writing. NWSA Convention, Cincinnati, OH, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (April, 2008). Inside/Outside: the University and the Public Intellectual. Rethinking the University: Labor, Knowledge, Value, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (April, 2008). Radical Pedagogy. Rethinking the University: Labor, Knowledge, Value, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (December, 2007). The Identities of Age: Expanding Literary Studies by Uniting Comparative Ethnic Studies and Age Studies. MLA, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (March, 2007). Kiss of the Spider Woman: Native American Storytellers and Cultural Transmission. Native American Literature Symposium, Mt. Pleasant, MI, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (June, 2006). Aging Trans-Women and Lesbians: We've Been Queer for Ages. NWSA Convention, Oakland, CA, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (December, 2005). Aging and Atwood: Physical and Intellectual Journeys. MLA Convention, Washington D.C., United States.
    • Marshall, L. (October, 2005). ‘The grayer she do get, the blacker she do be’: Theories of African American Aging and Identity, Exemplified in Lucille Clifton’s Poetry. Rocky Mountain MLA, Coeur d’Alene, ID, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (September 14, 2005). Teaching With Writing Online. Center for Writing, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (June, 2005). Aging Bodies and Gender: Contexts. NWSA Convention, Orlando, FL, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (December, 2003). Through (With) the Looking Glass: Lacan and Woodward in Méconnaissance, the Mirror Stage of Old Age. MLA, San Diego, CA, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (June, 2003). Old School Thinking: Incorporating Age Into the Classroom Curriculum. National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (June, 2002). The Writes of Aged Women: History and Theory. NWSA Convention, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (May 9, 2002). Coming of Age. Reentry Student Organization, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (October, 2000). Literature and Gender. Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, SUNY Cortland, NY, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (December, 1999). Aged Bodies, Aged Selves: How did this happen? A Theorization of the Social Construction of Age. MLA, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Marshall, L. (October, 1999). The Writes of Aged Women: The Poetry and Book-Length Fiction and Nonfiction of Women and Age. Central NY Conference on Language and Literature, Cortland, NY, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Sponsored Research

    • Marshall, L. Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT): Experiencing a Digital World in Later Life. Sponsored by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $2993263 (Funded).
    • Marshall, L. European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) InheritAge. Sponsored by Center for Inter-American Studies, University of Graz, $124411 (Funded).
    • Marshall, L. Undergraduate Student Research Assistants. $6000 (Funded).
    • Marshall, L. Generate: Seeding the Future of North American Age Studies. Sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), $299000 (Not Funded).
    • Marshall, L. Developing an NIH AREA Research Grant Proposal for Integrating Service Learning Age Studies Across the Curriculum. $9983 (Funded).

    Grant

    • Marshall, L. Integrating Service Learning Age Studies Across the Curriculum. Sponsored by National Institute of Health (NIH) R15 Area Grant, $353000 (Currently Under Review).
    • Marshall, L. Live to Be a Hundred: Cultural Narratives of Longevity. Sponsored by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, $78984 (Funded).
    • Marshall, L. Seed Grant for NIH Grant: ‘Improving Students’ Understandings of Age Diversity Via Curriculum in English Department General Education Courses: Variations of Exposure. $7970 (Funded).

Reviewer / Editor

    Co-Editor, with Valerie Lipscomb

    • Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film

      New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Print. (2010 - Present)

    Guest Editor, Special issue on “Aging: A Feminist Issue.”

    • NWSA Journal

      18.1 (Spring 2006): vii-xiii. Print. (March 2006 - Present)

    Reviewer, Journal

    • The Gerontologist (2014)
    • Age, Culture, Humanities (2013 - 2014)
    • Feminist Formations/NWSA Journal (2013)
    • International Journal of Aging and Later Life (2012)
    • Feminist Formations/NWSA Journal (2010)
    • Journal of Aging in the Humanities and Arts (2008)
    • Feminist Formations/NWSA Journal (2007)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Honor

    • Authored a Top 10 Most Influential Humanities & Arts article, The Gerontologist, a journal of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) (2015)

    Fellowship

    • Faculty Senate Research Fellow, Spring 2015, UW-Stout Faculty Senate (2015)
    • Humanities and Arts in Aging Fellowship, Center for Gerontology, Western Kentucky University. Bowling Green, KY (November 2013)
    • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship finalist, University of Minnesota Department of English (2005)
    • Drake Fellowship, University of Minnesota Department of English (2005)
    • Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Department of English (2002)

Professional Memberships

  • North American Network in Aging Studies, Founding Member (NANAS)
  • European Nework in Aging Studies (ENAS)
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

Service

    Department / School

    • Committee Member, Literature Committee (August 2008 - Present)
    • Committee Member, English Department Strategic Planning Group (September 2012 - May 2013)
    • Co-Chairperson, Literature Committee (September 2009 - May 2013)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, ADA Committee (September 2014 - Present)
      • Departmental Alternate, Faculty Senate (August 2013 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Chancellor’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity Committee (September 2011 - August 2013)
      • Committee Member, Curriculum and Instruction Committee (November 2011 - August 2012)
      • Committee Member, Pride Alliance (August 2008 - May 2012)
      • Committee Member, Women & Gender Studies Advisory Board (August 2008 - May 2012)
      • Committee Member, Diversity Advisory Council Member (June 2009 - June 2010)
      • Chairperson, Pride Alliance (March 2009 - June 2010)
      • Graduate Delegate, English Department Departmental Assembly (August 2001 - May 2002)

      Century College

      • Committee Member, Poetry Month Committee (August 2007 - May 2008)

      Normandale Community College

      • Committee Member, English 900 (Developmental Writing Course) Committee (August 2006 - August 2007)
      • Committee Member, Learning Center Committee (August 2006 - August 2007)

      University of Minnesota

      • Graduate Delegate Alternate, Eng. Dept. Undergrad. Curriculum Committee (August 2005 - May 2006)
      • Graduate Delegate, English Department Departmental Assembly (August 2004 - May 2005)
      • Graduate Delegate, English Department Curriculum Committee (August 2002 - May 2004)
      • Committee Member, Undergraduate Awards Committee (Women’s Studies Department) (August 2001 - May 2003)

    Professional

    • Executive Committee Founder, North American Network in Aging Studies (January 2013 - Present)
    • Founder & Advisory Editor, Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal (March 2012 - Present)
    • Representative, Humanities & Arts Committee (November 2011 - Present)
    • Editorial Board Member and reviewer, Aging Studies in Europe book series (February 2009 - Present)
    • Advisory Board Member, European Network in Aging Studies (February 2009 - Present)
    • Age Studies Discussion Group Executive Council Member, Modern Language Association (December 2008 - January 2014)
    • Chairperson, Aging and Ageism Caucus, National Women’s Studies Association (November 2001 - November 2009)
    • Co-Chair: Age Studies Discussion Group Formation Group, Modern Language Association (December 2004 - December 2008)
    • Member, National Women’s Studies Association Awards Committee (June 2003 - June 2008)
    • Coordinator, National Women’s Studies Association Career Document Review Sessions (June 2006 - June 2007)
    • Member, National Women’s Studies Association Governing Council (June 2005 - June 2007)
    • Member, National Women’s Studies Association Constitution Committee (June 2003 - June 2005)
    • Regional Representative, Upper Midwest Division, National Women’s Studies Association (2004)
    • Governing Council Representative to the NWSA Journal Editorial Board, National Women’s Studies Association (June 2003 - June 2004)
    • Member, National Women’s Studies Association Governing Council (June 2002 - June 2004)