Taylor Houdlette

Ulrich Wicks Distinguished Teaching Fellow

Office:  107 Neville Hall

Email: taylor.houdlette@maine.edu

Courses Taught

ENG 101: College Composition

WGS 101: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Hi, folks! My name’s Taylor, my pronouns are she/they, and I identify as part of the LGBTQIA2+ community. I graduated from UMaine in 2019 with my bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Leadership Studies. I’ve returned as a graduate student in the English department pursuing my MA in English with a concentration in Gender and Literature. I’m particularly fond of texts from the Early Modern period, the English Renaissance, and the 18th century. My favorite play text is The Convent of Pleasure by Margaret Cavendish and my favorite novel is Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf. I take an analytical approach to writing and am passionate about queer, feminist, gender, and critical race theories. I work between the English and WGS departments on campus and I’ve taught both ENG 101 and WGS 101. My personal teaching philosophy in the classroom is rooted in feminist and intersectional pedagogies. My academic idols include Adrienne Rich, Judith Butler, and bell hooks. Outside of school, I enjoy reading about current events, playing video games, hanging out with friends, and doting on my cat Helen.