Tessa Head

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(707) 826-3478
Founders Hall 211

I've been teaching in the English Department at Humboldt since 2011. I'm deeply interested in my work as a teacher, and in the collective and critical nature of learning. I see the most important part of this work as studying how oppression functions through language and in our institutions, precisely so we can challenge, intervene in, and dismantle it, in working to create a less violent world. I've also worked with the Humboldt Sexual Assault Prevention Committee, in various capacities, from 2009-2020. Outside of my work at Humboldt, I enjoy spending my time gardening, running, and backpacking.

Specialty Areas

Writing studies; feminist theory; sexualized violence


M.A., English, Humboldt State University
B.A., Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Courses Taught

English 102/103: Composition and Rhetoric A & B
English 104: Accelerated Composition and Rhetoric
WS 106: Introduction to Women's Studies
WS 107: Women, Culture, History
WS 303: Anticolonial Women's Movements
WS 320: Act to End Sexualized Violence II
CRGS 108: Power/Privilege