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Peter Cava, Full-time Senior Instructor


Dr. Peter Cava is a senior instructor, course coordinator, and subject matter expert in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a faculty affiliate in African and African American Studies. Dr. Cava’s specializations include transgender politics and screen cultures. Their writings have been published in Films for the Feminist Classroom; the Journal of American Culture; Ñanduty; QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking; Trans Bodies, Trans Selves; and The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Approach to Teaching

Critical pedagogy.

Courses Taught

  • HNRS 2020, Transgender Discourses 
  • HSS 1000, Introduction to Research
  • WGS 2200, Gender and Pop Culture
  • WGS 2500, Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • WGS 2501, Honors Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • WGS 3150, Survey of Feminist Theory



  • Comparative Studies, Florida Atlantic University, 2015
  • Religious Studies, Union Theological Seminary, 2008
  • Communication, Grove City College, 2004

Areas of Expertise

  • Feminist critical/cultural theory and analysis
  • Feminist, womanist, and queer mythopoeic thought
  • Gender, sexuality, and transgender studies

Favorite Part of LSU

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens.

Favorite Quote

“The Quest for Quintessence … means throwing one’s life as far as it will go.” --Mary Daly