Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of Colorado-Boulder (2010)
    • Dissertation: "The Queer Frontier: Placing the Sexual Imaginary in California, 1868-1915"
  • M.A., English, University of California-Santa Barbara (2001)
  • B.A. Magna cum laude, English, University of Puget Sound (1996)

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Regis University (2012-present)
  • Director, Gender and Women's Studies program, University of Denver (2010-2012)
  • Lecturer, Writing Program, University of Denver (2006-2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Peace and Justice Studies Association
  • Western American Literature Association
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Rhetoric Society of America

Learn more about Geoffrey Batement by viewing his full CV.

Teaching Experience

Academic Appointments

  • Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Regis University, (2013-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Regis University (2012-present)
  • Director, Gender and Women’s Studies Program, University of Denver (2010-2012)
  • Lecturer, Writing Program, University of Denver (2006-2012)

Administrative Positions

  • Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Regis University (2013-present)
  • Director, Gender and Women’s Studies Program, University of Denver (2010-2012)
  • Assistant Director, Palm Center (formerly called Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military), University of California, Santa Barbara (2001-2006)

Teaching Expericence

Assistant Professor, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Regis University (2012-present). Courses taught:

  • PJ 200: Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies
  • PJ 200: Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies—Communication Intensive
  • PJ 400: Foundations of Peace and Justice Studies
  • RCC 200: Writing Analytically—“Writing for Social Justice” (Service-Learning)
  • RCC 400D/WGS 400: Diversity and Cultural Tradition“Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies”
  • RCC 420J/PJ 418: Justice and the Common Good—“Peace and Justice in Catholic Social Thought” (Service-Learning)
  • RCC 420J/PJ 431: Justice and the Common Good—“Freedom Movements and Human Rights”
  • RCC 420J/PJ 432G/WGS 485N: Justice and the Common Good—"Gender and Homelessness" (Service-Learning)
  • Lecturer, Writing Program and Gender and Women’s Studies Program, University of Denver (2006-2012). Courses taught:

  • WRIT 1111: First-Year Seminar: “Writing the American West.”
  • WRIT 1122: Rhetoric and Academic Writing, including sections on “The Civic Art of Rhetoric,” “Writing in Public” (Service-Learning), “Private Voices/Public Spaces,” and “Kairos and the Civic Call to Write.”
  • WRIT 1133: Writing and Research, including sections on “Writing the American West,” “The Rhetoric of Poverty and Project Homeless Connect” (Service-Learning), “Engaged Research & the Public Good” (Service-Learning), “University Think Tanks and the Public Good” (Service-Learning).
  • WRIT 1622: Advanced Writing Seminar I: “Re-Writing the American West”
  • WRIT 1633: Advanced Writing Seminar II: “The Gender of Homelessness” (Service-Learning).
  • WRIT 1733/1522: Honors Writing, including sections on “Writing the American West” (Service-Learning), “AIDS, Rhetoric and History at Project Angel Heart” (Service-Learning), “Engaged Rhetoric and the Public Good” (Service-Learning), and “Writing in Public.”
  • GWST 1112: Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies
  • GWST 2700: Topics in Gender & Women’s Studies, including sections on “Gender Theory” and “The Queer Frontier.”
  • GWST 2981: Colloquium: “Gender, Politics, Power” (Service-Learning).
  • GWST 3975: Capstone Seminar
  • GWST 3991: Independent Study, including sections on “Readings in Transgender Studies,” “Readings in Foucault and Power,” “Readings in Freud, Fetish, and Lacan,” and “Readings in Psychoanalysis and Queer Theory.”
  • GWST 4991: Independent Study, including sections on “Queer Theory” and “Gender: Ancient and Modern.”
  • ENGL 4830: Introduction to the Profession: “Writing Center Theory and Practice”
  • Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Program for Writing and Rhetoric and Department of English, University of Colorado, Boulder (2003-2006). Courses taught:

  • WRIT 1150: First Year Writing & Rhetoric
  • WRIT 3020: Queer Rhetorics (Service-Learning)
  • ENGL 1260: Introduction to Women’s Literature
  • ENGL 1500: Masterpieces of British Literature
  • ENGL 1600: Masterpieces of American Literature
  • ENGL 2707: Introduction to LGBT Literature
  • Writing Tutor, Campus Learning Assistance Services, University of California, Santa Barbara (1999-2000). ESL emphasis.

    Teaching Assistant, Fulbright Program/Austrian Education Ministry (1996-1997).

    Research & Scholarship

    Books

    Aaron Belkin & Geoffrey Bateman, eds. Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Debating the Gay Ban in the Miliatary.
    Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003.

    Conference Presentations

    "The Queer Frontier," Plenary Session, Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Lubbock, Texas, November 9, 2012.

    "Fourteen Faculty Study Writing Intensive Seimars: Research Findings and Faculty Development," International Writing Across the Curriculum Cnference, Savannah, Georgia, June 9, 2012.

    "Ethical Encounters at the Intersection of Education and Activism," Human Rights/Humans Write: Community Literacy Teaching as Human Rights Activism, Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 25, 2012.

    "Circulations of Queer Desire in the Singermann Novels: Myron Brinig, Montana, and the HIstory of Sexuality," Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Missoula, Montana, October 8, 2011.

    "Teaching First-Year Writing through Service-Learning," Teaching Lives Roundtable, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, January 7, 2011.

    "'What's a Human Being without a Story?': Performing Queer History in The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon," Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Prescott, Arizona, October 22, 2010.

    Peer-Reviewed Articles

    Bateman, Geoffrey. “Horatio Alger Jr.’s Queer Frontier.” Queering the Countryside: New Directions in Queer Rural Studies. Ed. Mary Gray and Colin Johnson. New York: New York UP, forthcoming.

    Bateman, Geoffrey. “Ethical Encounters at the Intersection of Education and Activism.” Re/Framing Identifications. Ed. Michelle Ballif. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2014. 61-67.

    Bateman, Geoffrey. “Queer Rhetorics and Service-Learning: Reflection as Critical Engagement.” Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy 9.2 (2010): 89-112.

    Scholarly Book Reviews

    Bateman, Geoffrey. Review of Niki Walker, Why Do We Fight?: Conflict War and Peace. International Journal of World Peace 31.3 (2014): 77-80.

    Bateman, Geoffrey. Review of Bryant L. Myers, Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development, Revised and Expanded Edition. International Journal of World Peace 30.4 (2013): 97-100.

    Commissioned Studies

    Nathanial Frank with Victoria Basham, Geoffrey Bateman, Aaron Belkin, Margot Canaday, Alan Okros, and Denise Scott. “Gays in Foreign Militaries: 2010.” Santa Barbara, CA: The Palm Center, 2010. Available from www.palmcenter.org. Web.

    Geoffrey Bateman & Sameera Dalvi. “Multinational Military Units and Homosexual Personnel.” Santa Barbara, CA: The Palm Center, 2004. Available from www.palmcenter.org. Web.

    Opinion Pieces

    “End the Camping Ban.” Denver Post. 8 July 2013.

    “Civil Unions in Colorado: Just One Step Closer.” With Mark Thrun. Denver Post. 24 March 2013.

    Book Reviews

    Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News: More than 30 book reviews published from 2003-2008, including:

  • “‘Widows’ a Bewitching Look into Desperate Lives.” Denver Post. November 9, 2008. Review of John Updike’s The Widows of Eastwick.
  • “Familial Agony, Ecstasy.” Denver Post. September 21, 2008. Review of Carlos Fuentes’ Happy Families.
  • CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

    “Gender and Homelessness: The Search for Justice in Popular Culture and Film,” Panel on Women and Gender Issues, Peace and Justice Studies Association Annual Conference, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, October 18, 2013.

    “The Queer Frontier,” Plenary Session, Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Lubbock, Texas, November 9, 2012.

    “Fourteen Faculty Study Writing Intensive Seminars: Research< Findings and Faculty Development,” International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Savannah, Georgia, June 9, 2012.

    “Ethical Encounters at the Intersection of Education and Activism,” Human Rights/Humans Write: Community Literacy Teaching as Human Rights Activism, Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 25, 2012.

    “Circulations of Queer Desire in the Singermann Novels: Myron Brinig, Montana, and the History of Sexuality,” Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Missoula, Montana, October 8, 2011.

    “Teaching First-Year Writing through Service-Learning,” Teaching Lives Roundtable, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, January 7, 2011.

    “‘What’s a Human Being without a Story?’: Performing Queer History in The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon,” Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Prescott, Arizona, October 22, 2010.

    “The Ethics of Rhetorical Engagement in a Community-Based Writing Center,” Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 28, 2010.

    “This Land is Herland: Queer Citizenship on the Feminist Frontier,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2009.

    “Placing Women in the West: Frontier Feminism in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland,” Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Spearfish, South Dakota, October 3, 2009.

    Lectures

    “Willa Cather’s My Ántonia and Women in the American West,” Humanities Institute Salon, University of Denver, March 7, 2012.

    “Circulations of Queer Desire in the Singermann Novels: Myron Brinig, Montana, and the History of Sexuality,” Judaic Studies Colloquium, University of Denver, February 28, 2012.

    “Women, Literacy, Poverty: Working with Writers at The Gathering Place,” Humanities Institute, University of Denver, November 11, 2010.

    “Ragged Dick’s Queer Respectability,” Guest Lecture for Professor Jordan Stein, University of Colorado, Boulder, April 14, 2009.

    “The Queer Frontier: Mexican American Women and the California West,” Gender and Women’s Studies Program, University of Denver, January 22, 2009.

    “American Girls Playing Cowboys,” Thinkology at the Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado, April 26, 2008.

    Workshops & Panels

    Workshop Participant, “The Local Public Sphere: Deliberation and Community Engagement,” 4th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Institute, Boulder, Colorado, June 24-26, 2011.

    Workshop Participant, Queering the Countryside: New Directions in Queer Rural Studies Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, November 7, 2010.

    Facilitator, “Multiple Literacies in the Multicultural Classroom,” Multiliteracies: Modes, Media, Cultures: A Campus Symposium, University of Denver, November 13, 2009.

    Panelist, “Using Multimodality to Enhance Student-Teacher Communication,” Multiliteracies: Modes, Media, Cultures: A Campus Symposium, University of Denver, November 13, 2009.

    Facilitator and Panelist, “Writing with Women at The Gathering Place,” DU Women’s Conference: Her Story, Our Story, University of Denver, March 6, 2009.

    Panelist, “Understanding First Year Writing: Course Aims, Student Accomplishments,” How Do College Students Develop and Transfer Writing Abilities? A Campus Symposium, University of Denver, October 31, 2008.

    Facilitator, “How Writing Center Consultants View Writing at DU,” How Do College Students Develop and Transfer Writing Abilities? A Campus Symposium, University of Denver, October 31, 2008.

    Facilitator, “Working with Writers in Community-Based Organizations,” How Do College Students Develop and Transfer Writing Abilities? A Campus Symposium, University of Denver, October 31, 2008.

    Workshop Co-Facilitator, “Mapping Routes to Writing Center/Community Partnerships,” International Writing Center/National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 29, 2008.

    Awards & Recognition

    Awards

    • Diversity Award, Regis University Student Government Association, Regis University (2013)
    • Making a World of Difference Award, DU LGVTIQ & Allies, Center for Multicultural Excellence, University of Denver (2012).
    • Lavender Giraffe Award (for Non-Tenure Track Faculty), Center for Multicultural Excellence, University of Denver (2010).
    • Service-Learning Professor of the Year, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, University of Denver (2009).

    Grants & Fellowships

    • Engaged Scholarship Grant, “Community Writing Center,” Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, University of Denver (2010)
    • Public Good Award, “Developing Community-Based Writing Centers,” Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, University of Denver (2009)
    • Community-Based Learning Writing Group, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, University of Denver (2008-2010)
    • Service-Learning Mini-Grant, “Community Writing Center Retreat,” Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, University of Denver (Fall 2008)
    • Public Good Grant, “Developing Community-Based Writing Center Sites,” Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, University of Denver (Summer 2008)
    • Service-Learning Faculty Scholar, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, University of Denver (2007-2008)