Jan Wilson - Faculty & Adjuncts

Jan Wilson, PhD

Jan Wilson, PhD
Wellspring Associate Professor of History
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2410 Chapman Hall Room 226


PhD – State University of New York-Binghamton MA – Indiana State University BS – Indiana State University


Dr. Wilson's research and teaching interests focus on the history and study of gender, disability, feminism, and sexuality. She recently finished the manuscript for her second book titled The Zoey Prism, which draws on historical analysis, theory, and her personal experiences to offer new perspectives on concepts such as mothering, identity, intersectionality, the gaze, and the meaning of disability. Dr. Wilson lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, Nathan, her children, Zoey and Connor, and dogs Linda and Marlin.

Research Interests

Disability in history and culture, representations of autism, the history of women’s social movements, food and political campaigning

Teaching Interests

Gender Studies, Disability Studies, Feminist Theory, US Women’s History, US Popular Culture

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
  • Seminar
  • Special Topics
  • Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies I
  • Harry Potter and American Culture
  • Special Topics in Literature and Language I
  • Feminist Theory
  • Independent Study
  • Women in the US Since 1900
  • History of Women in US Since 1900
  • The Vampire in American History and Culture
  • History and Literature

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Award