Elizabeth Canfield

Elizabeth Canfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Associate Chair


Liz Canfield, Ph.D., is a sound artist, zine maker, teacher and community organizer. She is an associate professor and associate chair at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, where she teaches introductory courses in gender/sexuality studies, upper-level courses in feminist literary theory, queer theory and cinema, and service learning courses that engage the prison system in Virginia. She has presented creative and academic work nationally and internationally. Her interests include radical pedagogy, transformative technologies, decolonial queer epistemologies and emancipatory ontologies of self and community.