Pam Butler

Associate Teaching Professor, Gender Studies

Gender Studies Program

Pamela Wynne Butler, Ph.D., is associate director and director of undergraduate studies in the Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame, where she teaches the Introduction to Gender Studies gateway course. Butler’s research uses critical-race and transnational feminist critique to understand popular and public cultures in the United States. Her areas of expertise include U.S. histories of gender, sexuality, and empire; feminist political economy; and the carceral state. Her current book project, The Secret History of American Knitting: Entanglements of Race, Sex, and Empire, is a genealogical political history of hand-knitting in the United States since the mid-19th century.