Marcia Klotz Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Marcia Klotz is an assistant professor in English and Gender and Women's Studies who focuses primarily on contemporary literature, film and theory. Her teaching and research interests span a broad field, including: Marxism, queer theory and sexuality studies, Christianity and Judaism, genocide and the Holocaust, postcolonial theory, comparative literature, film, and prison studies. She obtained her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1994 in German Studies. Before coming to the University of Arizona, she taught in the University of Utah (Salt Lake City), the University of California at Irvine, and at Portland State University, where she organized non-tenure track faculty in the local chapter of the AAUP. She is currently organizing PRISM (Prison Instruction to Strengthen Minds), a coalition working to bring higher education to incarcerated students in the Arizona Department of Corrections in Tucson, participating in a research cluster on Critical Finance Studies, and writing a book manuscript titled: Forgive Us Our Debts: Economic Theology in the Age of Finance Capital.

Pronouns: she, her