College of Letters & Sciences
Upham Hall

Holly Denning


C. Holly Denning, M.A. is an Academic Staff Instructor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. Masters and Doctoral work at Boston College was through the program in Social Justice. Interests include environmental and multicultural issues, feminist theory, peace and social justice. She brings an interdisciplinary perspective to both her scholarly work and teaching. Recent research has focused on ongoing impacts of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil disaster--Spiritual agency is an emerging concept she writes about linking the idea with restorative justice approaches to analyzing disasters. Global water issues are an additional focus as part of a strategic initiative on campus. She has partnered in designing a new minor in Peace and Justice Studies at UW-W. Holly teaches many classes including: Individual and Society, Race and Ethnic Relations, Restorative Justice, Environmental Sociology, among others as needed for the Sociology and Women's Studies Departments. She serves as Advisor to two students organizations--P.E.A.C.E. (Peace, Education and Activism through Creative Engagement) and NACAA (Native American Cultural Awareness Association).