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Stef Woods

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Anthropology

  • Stef Woods is a sexuality educator, writer, attorney, and breast cancer survivor and advocate. She writes about relationships, sexuality, health advocacy, motherhood and cancer on her website, Prior to starting her blog, she practiced law for an immigration legal services organization.

    Stef was profiled regarding electronic health records on and interviewed by MSNBC regarding her 50 Shades Trilogy course. She has been featured in numerous publications, including The Daily Beast, The Washingtonian,,, Northern Virginia magazine, and USA TODAY College. She was profiled as a breast cancer survivor in Dr. Janell Carroll's textbook, Sexuality Now, Women's Health magazine, and Sibley Hospital's On Health magazine.

    Stef is a frequent panelist, regarding sexuality, nonprofits, cancer, relationships, and social media. Publications include: "Sexuality and Social Media" in Momentum: Making Waves in Sexuality, Feminism and Relationships; and "Remedying the Flaws of the Temporary Protected Status Program" in Georgetown University's Writing Across The Curriculum.

    Stef serves on the AU Social Media Club Faculty Advisory Board. In 2012, she was chosen as a co-winner of the CTRL Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award.
  • Degrees

    BA (Political Science/English): Wellesley College; MALS (International Affairs): Georgetown University; JD: American University
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    The Woods-Brown Amphitheater on a beautiful day


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  • Spring 2014

    • WGSS-350 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Sexuality and Social Media
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  • Fall 2014

    • AMST-320 American Cultural History: Space and Imagination
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    • AMST-320 American Cultural History: Hunger Games: Class, Pol, Mrkt
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    • AMST-330 Contemporary American Culture: Sexuality and Social Media
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