Mary Maxfield, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., American Studies, Saint Louis University, 2022.
- M.A., American Studies, Saint Louis University, 2018
- M.A., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2016
- B.A., Creative Social Change, Fontbonne University, 2010
LGBTQIA+ and feminist community formation, social justice activism, space and place, internet and technology studies
Publications and Media Placements
- “Together We Can Make a Safe Home”: Space, Violence, and Lesbian Activism in 1970s Saint Louis.” Left in the Midwest: St. Louis Progressive Activism in the 1960s and 1970s, edited by Amanda L. Izzo and Benjamin Looker, University of Missouri Press, 2022.
- “Reflections on an Invisible Girl” [fiction], Catapult, October 15, 2021. https://catapult.co/stories/ reflections-on-an-invisible-girl-mary-maxfield
- “The Bridge,” [creative nonfiction], Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology from Middle America, edited by Ryan Schuessler and Kevin Whiteneir, Jr., Belt Publishing, 2021.
- “Harmed or Harmful: The Discourse of Trigger Warnings, Trauma, and Shelter.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 40, no. 3 (February 2020), https://muse.jhu.edu/ article/747116.
- “History Retweeting Itself: Imperial Feminist Appropriations of ‘Bring Back Our Girls.’” Feminist Media Studies 16.5 (December 2015) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2015.1116018
Honors and Awards
- Dissertation Fellowship, Saint Louis University, 2021-2022.
- Young Adult Fiction Fellowship, Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Workshop, 2021.
- Stone Soup Community Press Scholarship, 2021.
- Divided City Summer Graduate Fellowship, Divided City Initiative, Center for the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis, 2019.