• Dept. of English, University at Buffalo, Ph.D. 2009
  • Dept. of English, University at Buffalo, M.A. 2004
  • Dept. of English, Bryn Mawr College, B.A. 1999, magna cum laude



Trauma Specialist/Employment & Education Case Manager/AmeriCorps worker, Pathfinders, Inc. Drop-In Center, Milwaukee, WI, June 2015-April 2017

  • Provide structure, support and community space for runaway and homeless youth, including crisis intervention and mental health support and referral
  • Implement grant-funded Pathways to Employment program, including job fairs, enrollment, supervision, scheduling, data administration and incentive management
  • Administer Trigger Assessments and develop customized coping plans
  • Coordinate and develop youth-led Water Education Project
  • Provide agency-wide consultation on trauma-informed approaches
  • Manage logistics and development for education and employment programs
  • Manage groups and provide leadership development for clients
  • Collaborate with community partners


Founding Director, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC), Office of the Provost, Marquette University, 2012-2015

  • Convened or supported policy initiatives and programs with campus stakeholders
  • Planned, implemented and evaluated campus-wide calendar of events including film screenings, guest lectures, community lunches, professional development sessions, and trainings and workshops (Diversity Advocates, Safe Zone curriculum, Gender 101, sexual assault/violence prevention, and more)
  • Directed Faculty in Residence program, research awards and academic projects
  • Researched external funding opportunities, drafted grant proposals, and supported local & national grant research and program committees
  • Supervised or advised staff, student and faculty research projects in social sciences, psychology, women’s studies, English, education, counseling, and more
  • Managed grant projects and campus- and college-level diversity committees, including advising campus climate research, focus groups, and student culture assessments
  • Built partnerships and outreach to regional LGBTQ, sexual assault, and gender equity organizations
  • Lectured in social and cultural sciences, gender and sexuality, English, psychology, management courses, and more


Founding Director, Women’s Center and Faculty, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Dickinson College, August 2008-July 2012

  • Developed, implemented and assessed violence prevention, gender and diversity educational programs for students, faculty and professional staff; built internship programs, events, and support services
  • Developed program and research partnerships with central Pennsylvania non-profit organizations, such as a collaborate with the YWCA and Shippensburg University faculty on a group program for working mothers
  • Created budget and five-year Strategic Plan for new Women's Center
  • Project Director for a $298,097 grant from the Office of Violence Against Women, Department of Justice for a campus-wide violence prevention program, including grant management and tracking, and supervision
  • Supervised professional staff, interns, volunteers, and campus committees
  • Led biannual educational workshop for Yellow Breeches Girls’ Program, mental/behavioral health alternative high school in Cumberland County, PA
  • Taught courses:  Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies; Methods in Women's and Gender Studies; Ecofeminism; Gender in Pop Culture Since 1990


Graduate Assistant, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, University at Buffalo, August 2006-June 2008

  • Directed and secured sponsorships for Gender Across Borders III:  Research Transformations conference
  • Co-moderated and co-curated the International Women’s Film Festival, 2007 & 2008
  • Developed and led the Seminar on Professionalization for faculty and professionals to discuss career goals and opportunities


Instructor, University at Buffalo and D’Youville College, August 2001-June 2006

  • University at Buffalo Dept. of English, Dept. of Global Gender Studies, 2001-2007
  • Center for Academic Development Services/Educational Opportunity Program
    • English college preparatory curriculum with underserved students
  • Adjunct Instructor, D’Youville College Department of Liberal Arts, Buffalo, NY, 2005-2007




Marquette University, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center/Women’s and Gender Studies, Milwaukee, WI, 2012-2015

Courses:  Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, Introduction to Poetry, 29+ invited lectures in social & cultural sciences, psychology, English/literature, management, and more


Dickinson College, First-Year Seminar and Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Buffalo, NY, 2008-2012

Courses:  First-Year writing seminar; Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies; Methods in Women's and Gender Studies; Ecofeminism; Gender in Pop Culture Since1990


University at Buffalo, Dept. of English, Dept. of Global Gender Studies, Buffalo, NY, 2001-2007

Selected Courses:  English 101 and 201; English 272:  American Women Writers; Global Women Writers; Teaching Collective invited lecturer


University at Buffalo Center for Academic Development Services/Educational Opportunity Program, Buffalo, NY, 2003-2005

Selected Courses:  English college preparatory curriculum with underserved students


Adjunct Instructor, D’Youville College Department of Liberal Arts, Buffalo, NY, 2005-2007

Selected Courses: Sub-Saharan African Literature; South Asian Literature; English 111 (Composition)


What’s That Young White Girl Doing Driving Around in Circles?’:  the Violence of White Women Representing Black Women’s Bodies.  “Open Season: Images and Rhetoric of the Black Body” panel, College Literature Association, April 8-11, 2015.

Safe Zone LGBTQ+/anti-oppression curriculum.  Marquette University Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, 2014-2015.

Co-Presenter.  Building at the Intersections: Exploring LGBTQ Identity and Jesuit Higher Education.  Expanding the Circle.  California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, June 23-26, 2014.

Allyship and Solidarity Workshop. Public Allies Milwaukee.  March 28, 2014.  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.

Heterosexism 101 day-long training. Public Allies Milwaukee.  January 18, 2013. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.

Women of Color at Women’s Centers Roundtable.  National Women’s Studies Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2013.

Friendship, Fiction, and the Dream of Disloyalty:  White Women Telling Tales of Racial Justice Collaboration.  Department of Social and Cultural Sciences Colloquium, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  April 23, 2013.

Reading The Help (with Duchess Harris). Australian American Studies Association conference, Brisbane, Australia, July 2012.

Co-Presenter/Facilitator.  Strategies to Disrupt and Dismantle Racism and White Supremacy/Anti-Racism Workshops.  National Women's Studies Association, 2010-2012.

Co-Presenter.  Cultural Divestment, Community Investment, and Self-Preservation.  Activism and the Academy Conference.  Barnard Center for Research on Women.  New York, NY.  September 24-25, 2011.

Collaboration as Play in the Ecofeminist Classroom.  Creativity, Play and the Imagination Conference, Teachers' College at Columbia University, New York, NY.  May 26-28, 2011.

“Vulnerability As Armor:  Womanist Writing on Healing Social Trauma.”  Not Just Agents of History, But Agents of Futures: New Womanist Scholarship & Art Showcase.  National Women’s Studies Association.  Atlanta, GA.  November 12-15, 2009.



"White Fear In Universities:  the Story of an Assata Shakur Mural".  Feminist Studies, vol. 41, no. 3, 2015.

Bartlow, Susannah and Dr. Shelby L. Crosby ““The Beauty of the Booty in You”:  Racialized Sisterhood in Lifetime’s Girlfriend Intervention”.  In The Lifetime Network:  Essays on 'Television for Women' in the 21st Century, Emily Newman and Emily Whitsell, eds. (McFarland & Co, 2015).

Bartlow, Susannah and Dr. Angelique Harris “Intersectionality” in the Handbook of Sexualities, Rebecca F. Plante, ed. (Springer, 2015).

Co-Editor with Duchess Harris and Stephanie Gilmore.  “Beyond Critique:  Feminist Strategies for the 21st Century”.  The Feminist Wire.  April 7-14, 2014.

“Reading the Help.”  jENdA:  A Journal of Culture and African Women's Studies. Issues of Our Time Issue 19:  September 2011.



Racial justice within women’s and gender studies and gender justice movements

Anti-oppression/social justice education and policy

Twentieth Century American literature



  • Solution-focused case management, trauma-informed, motivational interviewing, and additional social work/human service trainings, Milwaukee, 2015-2017
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga, September 15-17, 2016 (The Breathe Network), Yogaview, Chicago, IL
  • Oppression in the Soma/Practicing Justice, The Watershed Center, April 22-26, 2016
  • Yama Yoga Teacher Training, 2015-2016, Milwaukee, WI
  • Racial Justice Institute (Creating Change/National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Conference 2013)
  • Violence against women advocate trainings, 2008-2012, Carlisle, PA & Washington, D.C.
  • The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond Anti-Racism Training, October 2010



  • Yoga Alliance (RYT-200), 2016-present
  • SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Milwaukee, 2015-2017
  • LGBT Higher Education Resource Professionals, 2012-2015
  • National Women’s Studies Association, 2008-2016
    • Women’s Center Committee pre-conference co-chair, 2015-2016
  • Milwaukee International Women’s Day Committee, 2012-2015
  • Gender Justice Working Group, U.S. Social Forum, 2009-2015