Department of English
University of Montana
Phone: (406) 243-2762
Email: casey.charles@mso.umt.edu

Most Recent Courses

Shakespeare and Film
The New Queer Literature

Personal Summary

My work covers the fields of Renaissance literature, queer studies, and critical legal studies. I am currently teaching Shakespeare and will teach gay and lesbian film and literature in the spring as well as a senior seminar on James Baldwin.


BA UC Santa Cruz
MA San Francisco State University
JD Hastings College of the Law
PhD SUNY Buffalo

Fields of Study

I am interested in queer studies and activism, and this focus moves through my work and professional life in Montana. I have recently completed my second novel, The Monkey Cages, about the homosexual scandal in Boise, Idaho in 1955. My current project is an ethnographic HIV memoir, which combines my story as a man surviving with HIV with the stories of men and women living with HIV in Kenya.


Member of the California Bar
Grievance Officer, University Faculty Association
Trainer, UM Allies (a GLBTIQ awareness and safe space program at UM)
Member, Missoula Gay Men’s Chorus
Member and Co-founder, Outfield Alliance, UM


Hiking, skiing, fishing

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