Kadin Henningsen

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Contact Information

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

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

Courses Taught

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

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.


  • "Calling [herself] Eleanor: Gender Labor and Becoming a Woman in the Rykener Case." Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality (Forthcoming) 
  • "'You deciphered me and now I am hard to read': How the Body is a Book." Library Trends 64.4 (2016): 741-755.


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