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Stef Woods

Department of History

  • Stef Woods is a full-time instructor with the American Studies Program. She specializes in social media, American popular culture, sexuality, nonprofits, and activism. Stef writes about relationships, sexual health, motherhood and breast 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, Fast Company, Washingtonian,,,, and USA TODAY College. She was profiled as a breast cancer survivor in Women's Health magazine, Sibley Hospital's On Health magazine, and Sexuality Now, a college textbook by Dr. Janell Carroll.

    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 and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Task Force. 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 2015

    • AMST-330 Contemporary American Culture: Politics, TV Series & Ethics
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    • AMST-340 Commun Activism & Regional Std: Activism and Social Media
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    • AMST-394 Comm Service Learning Project: Activism and Social Media
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  • Fall 2015

    • AMST-330 Contemporary American Culture: Health in the Digital Age
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    • AMST-330 Contemporary American Culture: Hunger Games
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