Angela Mazaris


Dr. Angela Mazaris

Director of the LGBTQ Center and Part Time Assistant Teaching Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Contact Information:

Office: LGBTQ Center, Benson 311
Phone: 336.758.4665


Ph.D. – American Studies – Brown University
M.A. – Museum Studies and American Studies – Brown University
B.A. – English – Vassar College

WGS Courses:

WGS 377: Queer Public Histories
WGS 377: Transgender History, Identity, and Politics

Professional/Research Focus:

Dr. Angela Mazaris is the founding director of the LGBTQ Center at Wake Forest University, where she also teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. As LGBTQ Center Director, she provides education, advocacy, and support to the campus community around issues of gender identity and sexual orientation. Dr. Mazaris serves as part of the university’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Team, and is committed to creating an institution that welcomes, supports, and engages everyone to his or her fullest potential. Her teaching and research focus on LGBTQ history, queer theory, public history, and gender studies.

Selected Publications:

“Recruitment and Retention at the Intersections” (co-authored with Alta Mauro), in Brooke Barnett and Peter Felton, eds., Intersectionality in Action: A Diversity and Inclusion Handbook for Individuals and Institutions in Higher Education (Stylus, 2016)

“Public Transgressions: the Reverend Phebe Hanaford and the ‘Minister’s Wife’,” in Mary McAuliffe and Sonja Tiernan, eds., Tribades, Tommies and Transgressives: Lesbian Histories, Volume I (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008).