Catherine Ratliff


  • Office Hours:

    Monday 12:00-2:00 p.m., Tuesday 12:30-1:30 p.m., and by appointment (Fall 2018)
  • Role:

  • Education:

    • Ph.D. in English Studies (Illinois State University, 2015), Master's in English (Illinois State University, 2008), Bachelor's in Psychology (University of South Florida, 2003)
  • Department:

    • English


My research focuses primarily on the female expatriate literary communities of early twentieth-century Paris. Figures include women such as Sylvia Beach, Gertrude Stein, Natalie Barney, H.D., Djuna Barnes, and Janet Flanner. I look at how issues of gender, economics, and sexuality all work together in the communities these women established and maintained between the World Wars. I am also interested in American women’s literature, global women's literature, American cultural studies, and gender studies.


Review of Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis, by Georgiann Davis (2016) in American Book Review.


  • E 332: Modern Women Writers

  • AMST 101: Self/Community in American Culture Since 1877

  • CO 150: College Composition

  • E 334: Gay and Lesbian Literature

  • CO 301B