Graduate Bulletin

Fall 2019

Faculty of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Mary Jo Bona, Professor (Ph.D., 1989, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Feminist theories and literatures; feminist and queer narrative theories; multi-ethnic American literary cultures; Italian American/Italian diasporic literary and cultural studies; diaspora/migration/critical race theories.

Ritch Calvin, Associate Professor  (Ph.D., 2000, Stony Brook University) Feminist theory, Latina literature and culture, Latina feminisms, feminist science fiction, reproductive technologies.

Lisa Diedrich, Professor  (Ph.D .,  2001, Emory University) Critical medical studies, disability studies, feminist theories, interdisciplinary methods.

Victoria Hesford,  Associate Professor (Ph.D., 2001, Emory University) Gender, sexuality, queer and feminist theory, U.S. queer and feminist history, popular and mass culture in the postwar era, and critical theory.

Nancy Hiemstra, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 2012, Syracuse University) Global migration, migration policy-making, immigration enforcement practices, "homeland security" at the scales of home and community, processes of racialization, constructions of borders and sovereignty, Latin America, feminist epistemology and methodologies.

Cristina Khan, Lecturer (Ph.D., 2019, University of Connecticut) Sexualities, race/ethnic studies, body/embodiment, Latina/o/x studies, qualitative methods, sex work, women of color feminisms 

Liz Montegary, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 2011, University of California, Davis) Feminist and queer theory; transnational American studies; LGBT/queer activism; travel, tourism, and mobility studies; cultural studies of militarization.

Spedalieri, Francesca, Visiting Assistant Professor (Ph.D., 2017, The Ohio State University). Theatre studies; women directors, playwrights, and performers; devising and new works; Italian theatre and cultural studies; feminist and gender theory; translation/adaptation

Affiliated Faculty

Nerissa Balce Associate Professor   (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley Ethnic Studies): Asian American literature and popular culture , Filipino American studies, Humor studies, Postcolonial theory, U.S. Empire studies.

Michelle Bogart, Professor, (Ph.D. University of Chicago): Social History of Art in the United States; Public Art, Urban Design, and Commercial Culture

Simone Brioni, Assistant Professor, (Ph.D., 2013, University of Warwick): Postcolonial theory; migration studies; film studies and filmmaking; diaspora cultures from the Horn of Africa

Lena Burgos-Lafuente, Associate Professor, (Ph.D. 2011, New York University): Modern and contemporary Caribbean and Latin-American literatures, poetry, modern transatlantic literatures, Poetics and Literary Politics.

Rebekah Burroway, Associate Professor, (Ph.D., 2011, Duke University): Poverty & Inequality, Global Health, Gender, Development &Developing Countries, Political Sociology, Social Demography.

Alix Cooper, Associate Professor, (Ph.D., 1998, Harvard University): Early modern Europe, science, medicine, environment, women and gender, cross-cultural encounters

Megan Craig, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 2007, The New School for Social Research): color, synesthesia, autism, psychoanalysis, and embodiment

Joanne Davila, Professor (Ph.D., 1993, University of CA, Los Angeles): Development and course of interpersonal functioning and psychopathology (especially depression) among adolescents and adults; Romantic competence among adolescents and adults; Romantic relationship education for adolescents and young adults; Well-being among LGBT individuals.

Patricia Dunn, Professor: composition and rhetoric, English education, and disability studies

Nicholas Eaton, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., 2012, University of Minnesota): Classification and structure of psychopathology and comorbidity; quantitative methods and psychometrics; LGBTQ issues; sexual behavior, risk, and health; mental health of oppressed minorities (e.g., defined by race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity).

Kathleen Fallon, Professor (Ph.D., 2002, Indiana University): political sociology-1, social movements, gender, international development, Africa

Barbara, Frank, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Indiana University): contemporary African and Diasporic Art, Ancient African and Mesoamerican Art.

Crystal Flemming, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 2011, Harvard University): Critical Race Theory, Global White Supremacy, Temporality, Collective Memory, Social Movements, Mindfulness and Spirituality

Daniela FleslerAssociate Professor (Ph.D., 2001, Tulane University): Contemporary Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Spain and North Africa, Immigration, Tourism.

Lori Flores, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 2011, Stanford University): Twentieth-century U.S., Latino, immigration, race, labor, gender, U.S.-Mexico borderlands

Lauren Hale, Professor (Ph.D., 2003, Princeton University): Social Determinants of Sleep, Retirement

Amy Hammock, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., 2009, University of Michigan): Prevention and response to intimate partner violence; youth development; community-level prevention programming; community-based participatory research; qualitative research methods.

Erick Haralson, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Columbia University): Anglo-American modernism, Henry James, American poetry, contemporary World Literature

Dawn Harris (Ph.D., York University): history of punishment in the British Caribbean during the 19th century and those relating to issues of women and gender during the colonial period

Susan Hinely, Lecturer (J.D., 1983, Harvard Law School; Ph.D., 1987, Stanford University): European intellectual history, women's movements, international law

Young-Sun Hong, Professor (Ph.D., 1989, University of Michigan): Modern Germany, humanitarianism and human rights, race, gender

Leonie Huddy, Professor (Ph.D., 1989, University of California, Davis): political behavior in the United States and elsewhere through the lens of intergroup relations, with a special focus on gender, race, and ethnic relations

Heidi Hutner, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 1993, Unversity of Washington, Seattle): Environmental literature and film; ecofeminism; environmental justice; feminism; race studies; women's literature; Restoration and eighteenth-century literature and culture.

Isabela Kalinowska-Blackwood, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Yale University): Russian and Polish literarture; culture and film.

Brooke Larson, Professor (Ph.D, 1978, Columbia University): Colonial and post-colonial Latin America, Bolivia, peasants, race, ethnicity

Shirley Jennifer LimAssociate Professor (Ph.D., 1998, University of California at Los Angeles): U.S. racial minority women's cultural history.

Laura Lindenfeld, Professor, (Ph.D., University of California, Davis): Cultural studies, communications, environmental sustainability, food, and food cultures

Sara Lipton, Professor (Ph.D., 1991Yale University): Religious identity and experience, Jewish-Christian relations, and art and cultural in the high Middle Ages (11th-14th centuries).

Marci Lobel, Professor (Ph.D., 1989, University of California, Los Angeles): Using social psychological theory to understand stress, coping, and health, particularly reproductive health. Also, research on social comparison processes, focusing on the ways that people coping with stress use social comparison to improve their emotional state and preserve positive self-views

Judith Lochead, Professor (Ph.D., 1982, Stony Brook University): recent musical practices in North America and Europe, with particular emphasis on music of the western classical tradition.

Kristina Lucenko, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University at Buffalo)

Iona Man-CheongAssociate Professor (Ph.D., 1991, Yale University): Chinese history, culture and society, particularly Qing dynasty; women, gender and sexuality in China.

Catherine Marrone, Senior Lecturer: Medical Sociology, Gender, Gender and Work, Sociology of Human Reproduction, Sociology of Aging

Celia Marshik, Professor (Ph.D. 1999, Northwestern University): 20th Century British Literature; Modernism; Feminist Studies.

April Masten, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 1999, Rutgers University): Nineteenth-century U.S. cultural history

Anne Moyer, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 1995, Yale University): Psychosocial issues surrounding cancer and cancer risk, medical decision making, gender and health, the psychology of research participation, research methodology and meta-analysis.:

Elizabeth Newman, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 2008, Yale University): Mexico, environmental humanities, anthropology, archaeology

Anne O’Byrne, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 1999, Vanderbilt University): Social and political philosophy; contemporary political philosophy; philosophy and race; philosophy and genocide; Sensus communis; critical phenomenology; Arendt; Nancy; Nietzsche; Descartes; philosophy, commemoration and mourning; art and society

Oyeronke Oyewumi, Professor: Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Knowledge, Sociology of Culture, Comparative Historical-Sociology, Feminist Theory, Transnational Feminisms, Social Theory, Social Inequalities in Local, Regional, and Global systems, African Studies, (Post) Colonial Studies and Modernities

Adrián Perez-MelgosaAssociate Professor (Ph.D., 1995, University of Rochester): Cinema and the novel in the Americas; cultural studies.

Joseph Pierce, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 2013, University of Texas, Austin):  kinship, gender, sexuality, and race in Latin America, 19th century literature and culture, and hemispheric approaches to citizenship and belonging

Mary C. RawlinsonAssociate Professor (Ph.D., 1978, Northwestern): Aesthetics, literature, and philosophy; Proust, mystery, and detective fiction; 19th-century Philosophy (esp. Hegel); philosophy of medicine.

Jeffrey Santa AnaAssistant Professor (Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Berkeley): American literature and culture; Asian American literature and film; Filipino diaspora; global migration and transnationalism; gender and sexuality studies; race and ethnicity; emotion studies.

Shobana Shankar, Associate Professor (Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Los Angeles): Africa (particularly West Africa), colonial and postcolonial politics, religion, health, Muslim-Christian interactions, Africa-South Asia connections

Benjamin Tausig, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., New York University): music, sound, and political protest in Bangkok, Thailand

Nancy Tomes, Distinguished Professor (Ph.D., 1978, University of Pennsylvania): U.S. social and cultural history, history of medicine, women, gender

Kathleen M. VernonAssociate Professor (Ph.D., 1982, University of Chicago): Contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema and cultural studies; gender and popular culture; contemporary Hispanic literature.

Adryan Wallace: gender, political economy, Islam and the dynamic interactions of politics and culture on political institutions

Tracey WaltersAssociate Professor (Ph.D., 1999, Howard University): African American literature; Black British literature and culture.

Kathleen Wilson, Distinguished Professor (Ph.D., 1985, Yale University): Modern British cultural and political history