Holly Donovan

Ph.D Candidate

E-mail: hdonovan@bu.edu


Holly Donovan received her B.A. in English and Religious Studies from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004.  After college, she taught middle school in the South Bronx as a Teach for America corps member, and then worked for Housing and Services, Inc., a non-profit in New York City working to end chronic homelessness through permanent, supportive housing.

Holly is currently working on her dissertation, a comparative study of the personal narratives and everyday experiences of LGBTQ people in a small town in the Midwest and a mid-sized city in the Northeast.   At Boston University, she has taught Sexuality and Social Life in the Department of Sociology; a cross-listed course in the School of Education on social inequalities in American schools; and courses on gender, sexuality, and identity in BU’s writing program.  Holly’s research interests are in sexuality, gender, and cultural sociology.