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Famous WomenWomen's &
Gender Studies

Casey Charles

216 LA (406) 243-5231
Office Hours:

TW 1-3 and by appointment 


 My work covers the fields of Renaissance literature, queer studies, and critical legal studies.  I am currently teaching Shakespeare and will teach gay and lesbian film and literature in the spring.  I am working on hate crime literature and the law, and am now reviewing the legal archives in relation to the Brandon Teena story as well writing about the hate crimes that bookend "Brokeback Mountain."


 Hiking, running, skiing, fishing


 ENFM 320/ LIT 327 Shakespeare and Film

LIT 520 Shakespeare


Board, MAR (Montana Artists Refuge)

Board, University Faculty Association

Trainer, UM Allies (a GLBTIQ awareness and safe space program at UM)

Member, Missoula Gay Men's Chorus

Member and Co-founder, Outfield Alliance, UM 


BA UC Santa Cruz

MA San Francsico State University

PhD SUNY Buffalo

JD Hastings College of the Law 

Field of Study

I am interested in queer studies and activism, and this focus moves through my work and professional life. 

Professional Experience

I am a lawyer and a poet. 

Specialized Skills

Member of the California Bar (inactive)


 Controlled Burn (poetry chapbook, Pudding House, 2007)

The Sharon Kowalski Case: Lesbian and Gay Rights on Trial (Kansas 2003)

Selected Publications

 "A Jury of One's Queers," in Queer Mobilizations (NYU Press 2009).

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Women’s & Gender Studies Program

Liberal Arts 138A | Missoula, MT 59812

Co-Directors: Elizabeth Hubble & Anya Jabour | 406-243-4100 |

Office Contact: Jamie Boschee

406–243–2584 or 243–4100 |