Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) receives three-year appointment to WFU’s Women and Gender Studies Department

Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02), Wake Forest Fellow for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law, has received a cross-appointment to the core faculty of the university’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department as professor of Women’s and Gender Studies.

The college’s curriculum committee for Women’s and Gender Studies selected Gilreath and the voting faculty unanimously approved him to a three-year appointment.

As part of the appointment, Gilreath will develop and teach three courses, over the course of three years, as part of the Women’s and Gender Studies curriculum. One of those courses is “Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies,” a once-per-week course for undergraduate students. This is a course traditionally team-taught with another professor in freshman seminar style. The graduate classes, which will focus on gender and sexuality, will be cross-listed between the law school and the graduate school.

Gilreath will begin teaching the courses during the 2010-2011 academic year.

“This is a wonderful interdisciplinary opportunity,” Gilreath said. “This collaboration will, I think, fulfill a component of our strategic plan to offer courses in the broader college curriculum.”