Department of History
Stef Woods is a full-time instructor with the American Studies Program at American University. She specializes in social media, American popular culture, sexuality, nonprofits, and activism. Stef writes about relationships, sexuality, health and motherhood on her website, CityGirlBlogs.com. Prior to starting her blog, she practiced law for an immigration legal services organization.
Stef has been featured in numerous print and online publications, including The Daily Beast, Fast Company, Forbes.com, Cosmopolitan, Today.com, Washingtonian, TeenVogue.com, and USA TODAY College. She was interviewed for her 50 Shades Trilogy and Hunger Games curricula by MSNBC, WTOP, and FOX 5 DC. Stef was profiled as a breast cancer survivor by HealthIT.gov, WomensHealth.com, and Sibley Hospital's On Health magazine.
She lectured at The Smithsonian on politics, class and marketing in The Hunger Games. Stef is a frequent panelist on nonprofits, branding, activism, social media, health and sexuality.
Stef serves on the AU Social Media Club Faculty Advisory Board and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Task Force. In 2012, she was chosen as a co-winner of the AU Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award. Stef’s most important role is as a mom to her two-year-old daughter, Roya.
DegreesBA (Political Science/English): Wellesley College; MALS (International Affairs): Georgetown University; JD: American University
Favorite Spot on Campus:MGC Lobby
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American Studies Prof Wins Teaching with Technology Award
Stef Woods honored for creatively using technology in the classroom and enhancing the learning process ...