BIO AND RESEARCH
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.