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Cayo Elizabeth Gamber Faculty Member

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An Associate Professor of Writing and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cayo Gamber, is the recipient of the Bender Teaching Award and the Ruth Osborn Award for teaching. She teaches UW1020: Legacies of the Holocaust, and UW2020/WGSS2021: Introduction to Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Gamber publishes across multiple disciplinary/interdisciplinary fields: Holocaust Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Writing Studies; Cultural Studies; and Creative Nonfiction. In her publications, Gamber analyzes the ways the Holocaust is represented via built forms (such as, at the sites of concentration camps, commemorative memorials, and memorial museums) and also explores how primary sources – such as oral histories and archival photographs – create complex places of witness and memory. In addition, Gamber interrogates the role of popular culture in creating Western notions of girlhood and womanhood. Writing Studies and Cultural Studies also inform a range of published works, from her study of teaching the Holocaust in a writing course to her case study of how Little Free Libraries function as sites of personal custodianship and community exchange.

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