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Dr. Lisa Day

Dr. Lisa Day
  • Director
  • PhD, American and Multiethnic Literature, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1998
  • MA, English, Western Kentucky University, 1993
  • BA, English and Secondary Education, Western Kentucky University, 1991


Contact Information

  • Department: Appalachian Studies and Women & Gender Studies
  • Office: McCreary 221
  • Mailing Address: McCreary 115
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859.622.7235
  • Web Page:
  • Expert Areas: American Literature, Trauma Theory, Feminist Theory


An Associate Professor of English, Dr. Day leads Appalachian Studies and Women & Gender Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. She is a faculty advisor of the EKU Alphabet Center and Feminists for Change, and she is a certified instructor of the Green Dot Anti-Violence and Bystander Awareness curriculum. An active editor, Dr. Day has co-edited From Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience, Journeys Home: An Anthology of Contemporary African Diasporic Experience (with Dr. Salome Nnoromele), five literary journals published by Military Experience and the Arts, and other print and web publications. Her scholarship has appeared in publications such as the It Works For Me pedagogical series, The Explicator, and Critique, and her creative work has appeared in Poetry as Prayer: Appalachian Women Speak, The Notebook: A Progressive Journal about Women and Girls with Rural and Small Town Roots, and the Kentucky Explorer. She has presented papers for the EKU Chautauqua Lecture Series, the National Women's Studies Association, the Northeast Modern Language Association, and the Kentucky Philological Association, among many other conferences. 

Her regularly scheduled classes include Intro to Women & Gender Studies, Feminist Theory & Practice, Women's Literature, and Rape Culture in Literature & Media. Dr. Day also teaches study abroad courses in Italy. She is originally from Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. 


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
APP 200Introduction to AppalachiaR 3:30pm-6:15pm Combs Building 105Fall 2019
WGS 201Intro Women & Gender StudiesT 5:00pm-7:45pm Combs Building 106Fall 2019
WGS 495IS: Intersectional Praxis   Fall 2019
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