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Our Staff

Director

Dr. Liz Cannon
 (920) 424-3462
 cannon@uwosh.edu
Pronouns: ey, em, eirs

Liz Cannon is the Director of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and a senior lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies and Social Justice at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  Ey also administers the LGBTQ Studies certificate program.

Ey has a B.A. in English from Oberlin College, an M.A. in 19th and 20th Century British Literature from Indiana University Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in Women’s Writing and Feminist Theory with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Eir research interests used to be in theories of subjectivity represented in Contemporary American Women’s Literature and in lesbian feminist theory. Today ey is more apt to be exploring contemporary constructions of bisexuality and effective methods of developing student centers devoted to social justice causes, whether that be gender or sexuality.

Program Coordinator

Zayn Croft
 (920) 424-3465
 croftz@uwosh.edu
Pronouns: he, him, هو

Zayn is the Program Assistant for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, and he serves as the DEI Student Services Coordinator for queer and transgender students of color at UW Oshkosh. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Eastern Washington University.

Prior to this position Zayn taught disabled students in the public school system in Spokane, Washington. Before that he taught and lived in Japan and the Czech Republic. As a teacher abroad, he led sensitivity workshops about educating racially diverse students, and he engaged with local LGBTQ communities.

Zayn strives to help UW Oshkosh students build confidence, build community, and to be boldly themselves. Intersectionality, inclusion, and accessible student support have always been at the core of his life and work.