Dr. Jim Watkins, Associate Professor of
English, Rhetoric, and Writing, teaches the popular Southern Women’s Literature
course for the Women’s Studies Program. Dr. Watkins got his BA from the
University of Tennessee-Knoxville and his MA and PhD from the University of
What issues interest you most in
“Women’s Autobiography, History of Social
Reform Movements in the U.S. and U.S. Southern Women Writers”
Who is your favorite feminist author and why?
“Bell Hooks, because her vision of
social justice is so expansive yet she makes it seem so reasonable and
What is something about you that your students
would never guess?
“I used to be a land surveyor.”
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