UWM at Waukesha Professor’s Writing on Trans and Victorian Studies Leads to Great Success

Lisa Hager

Congratulations are in order for UWM at Waukesha Professor, Lisa Hager!

Lisa Hager is an Associate Professor of English and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha, where she directs the LGBTQIA Resource Center. Outside of teaching, she is an avid writer on a variety of topics. Her current book project looks at the intersections of trans studies and Victorian studies, and she has published articles on Victorian sexology, the New Woman, aestheticism and decadence, steampunk, digital humanities, and trans and queer studies.

Her involvement in writing these articles has recently lead her to become the new co-editor of the academic journal Prose Studies. Lisa and her colleague and co-editor Anna Maria Jones (Professor of English at the University of Central Florida) will begin editorship in January. They plan on revising the journal from top to bottom, with a goal of diversifying the people and topics involved.

Launched in 1979, Prose Studies is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of nonfiction prose, in any historical field and in contemporary cultural discourse. The journal is committed to publishing rigorously argued scholarship on nonfiction prose from diverse theoretical and interpretive approaches.

Hager’s writing accomplishments don’t stop there, though. She was also recently awarded the annual North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Donald Gray Article Prize for her article, “‘Female Husbands’ of the Nineteenth Century.” You can read the article here. This prize is awarded to the best essay published in the field of Victorian Studies. The prize carries with it an award of $500 and is awarded to essays that appeared in print or online in journals from the previous calendar year.