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M.W. Bychowski, Ph.D.

Anisfield-Wolf SAGES Fellow, Case Western Reserve University

M.W. Bychowski is an Anisfield-Wolf SAGES Fellow at Case Western Reserve University, teaching courses on transgender and intersex history, disability culture, racism, and medieval literature.

In previous years, she has guided students to Prague to attend the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival as part of a course on LGBT film. She was raised in Chicago, where she received her B.A. in English and History at DePaul University, before moving on to complete a Masters and Ph.D. in English Literature at George Washington University in Washington D.C.

In addition to her other writing, she maintains a website on transgender and disability culture, Things Transform, through which she offers “Transform Talks,” workshops and training for businesses, schools, and faith communities on issues of gender and disability. Such work brought her to work with the White House twice in 2016 as part of the LGBTQ Champions of Change and the Forum on LGBT and Disability Issues. Additionally, for five years she founded and ran Match: A Critical Theory Reading Group, and she is currently an executive board member for the UCC Mental Health Network. She has a partner and two daughters of whom she is immensely proud.