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Nancy Gobatto remembered as talented lecturer committed to feminist education

Students at all levels describe women’s and gender studies professor Nancy Gobatto, who died August 13, as funny, enthusiastic, compassionate and caring, says her colleague Anne Forrest.

For many students, Nancy was the face of women’s and gender studies,” Dr. Forrest said. “For 10 years, she taught our large introductory course. She touched the lives of all majors and hundreds of others.”

Known as a talented lecturer, Gobatto delighted students with her unique blend of academic explication and personal anecdote, said Forrest: “She made students laugh as she guided their learning.”

Gobatto earned degrees in English and creative writing at the University of Windsor (BA 1998, MA 2000) before pursuing doctoral studies at York University. She joined the UWindsor faculty in May 2006 as a sessional instructor and became a sessional lecturer in September 2014.

Campus flags will be lowered in her memory on Friday, August 19. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday; find details in her obituary online.