Faculty Profile

Casey Charles

Casey Charles


Email: casey.charles@mso.umt.edu
Office: 216 LA
Office Hours:

Tuesday 12-1; Friday 12-2

Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae


 ENFM 320/ LIT 327 Shakespeare and Film

LIT 520 Shakespeare

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.  I am working on hate crime literature and the law, and am now reviewing the legal archives in relation to the Brandon Teena story as well writing about the hate crimes that bookend "Brokeback Mountain."


BA UC Santa Cruz

MA San Francsico State University

PhD SUNY Buffalo

JD Hastings College of the Law 

Field of Study

I am interested in queer studies and activism, and this focus moves through my work and professional life. 

Selected Publications

 "A Jury of One's Queers," in Queer Mobilizations (NYU Press 2009).


 Controlled Burn (poetry chapbook, Pudding House, 2007)

The Sharon Kowalski Case: Lesbian and Gay Rights on Trial (Kansas 2003)

Specialized Skills

Member of the California Bar (inactive)

Home Department

Department of English 

Area of Expertise

Critical Legal Studies; Queer Studies and Activism; Renaissance Literature

Professional Experience

I am a lawyer and a poet. 


Board, MAR (Montana Artists Refuge)

Board, 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, running, skiing, fishing