Please meet Kathleen Hanson from the Religious Studies department.
What is your field of study?
What is your favorite class to teach?
That's so difficult! I love every course I teach, but RS 3368 (Women, Religion, and Sexuality) probably comes out on top. I had the privilege of taking the class with Dr. Liora Gubkin as an undergrad at CSUB. It was my favorite class as a student and remains my favorite from the teaching side.
What are you excited about this semester?
I have 7 classes this semester, so I'm excited to get to know all of my students and finally memorize everyone's name!
What was the last book you read?
The Power by Naomi Alderman. I couldn't put it down.
What was your worst subject in school?
Math, certainly! I wasn't terrible at it, but my heart always gravitated towards writing. Terrible procrastinatinator with the math homework.
If you had to make a documentary, what would the subject be?
I'd like to say the modern American Women's Spirituality movement, but my students know I'm probably more likely to make a makeup tutorial.
What do you do for fun and relaxation?
I hang out with my partner, Nick, and we watch every television show ever, I chase my toddler, Finn, around and around, and I eat cheese.
Do you have any advice or thoughts for our students?
You're probably going to get tired or discouraged at some point in your college career. When that happens, persevere! I get to see you everyday and read your writing and hear your brilliance. You're right where you're supposed to be. Remember that.
What did you do over the winter break?
I rewatched the entirety of Doctor Who. I also ate a lot of cheese.
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