Kadin Henningsen (he/him/his)

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Contact Information

220 English Building
608 S Wright St.
MC 204
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

Fall 2019: Thursday 1-2pm, or by appoinmtment
PhD Student
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Rhetoric Program (2019-20)

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth Century American Literature, Book History, and Print Culture
  • Transgender and Queer Studies
  • Comics Studies


  • MA English Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018
  • MA Gender & Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
  • BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2001


2019 President's Diversity in Research Travel Award
2016-17 Kirkpatrick Fellow

Courses Taught

  • ENG 121: Introduction to Comics: in Theory and Practice (Instructor)
  • ENG 250: Nineteenth Century American Fiction [Bodies, Books, Genders, and Genres] (Instructor)
  • ENG 255: Early American Literature and Culture (Teaching Assistant)
  • GWS 202: Sexualities (Teaching Assistant)
  • RHET 105: Research and Writing (Instructor)

Additional Campus Affiliations

Gender & Women's Studies (Queer Studies Minor)
Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory

Highlighted Publications


  • "Transgender and Trans Health 101." Women’s Health: Readings on Social, Economic, and Political Issues. Ed. Cabell H. Gathman. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing, 2016. 81-87.



  • "Cis, or Cisgender." Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History. Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2019.