Elizabeth (Betsy) Birmingham
Office: Minard 318G
NDSU hired me in January of 2001, and since then, I've taught more than 20 different English and gender studies classes. I would call myself and English Studies generalist, because I have degrees in every area of English Studies: a BA in literature (Rosary College, 1989), an MA in creative writing (Iowa State University, 1994), and a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication with a minor in linguistics (Iowa State University, 2000). My recent research concerns depictions of gender in pop culture, especially anime and manga. I am chair of the English department until the end of this academic year.