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Peter Cava, Full-time Instructor


Dr. Peter Cava is an instructor, course coordinator, and subject matter expert in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Dr. Cava’s specializations include transgender politics and screen cultures. Their manuscript “Cisgênero e cissexual,” translated by Patrick de Almeida Trindade Braga, is currently under peer review.

Approach to Teaching

Critical pedagogy.

Courses Taught

  • HNRS 2020, Transgender Discourses (Coming in Spring 2023)
  • HSS 1000, Introduction to Research
  • WGS 2200, Gender and Pop Culture
  • WGS 2500, Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • WGS 3150, Survey of Feminist Theory



  • Comparative Studies, Florida Atlantic University, 2015
  • Religious Studies, Union Theological Seminary, 2008
  • Communication, Grove City College, 2004

Areas of Expertise

  • Feminist critical/cultural theory and analysis
  • Feminist, womanist, and queer mythopoeic thought
  • Gender, sexuality, and transgender studies

Favorite Part of LSU

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens.

Favorite Quote

“The Quest for Quintessence … means throwing one’s life as far as it will go.” --Mary Daly