Candace Howes, Barbara Hogate Ferrin '43 Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department

Candace Howes

Barbara Hogate Ferrin '43 Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department

Labor economics • Low-wage workers • Care work • Long-term care


Ariella R. Rotramel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

Ariella R. Rotramel

Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

Gender and women's studies • Queer and sexuality studies • Social movements • Ethnic studies • Women's leadership • Gender and work


Shubhra Sharma, Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies

Shubhra Sharma

Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies

Ethics of development • Globalization and policy-making in South Asia • Transnationalism and policy making • Feminist social research methods/ethnography • Governance and NGO's • Microlending • Colonialism and education


Associated Faculty

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English, African Studies Program Director

Courtney Baker

Associate Professor of English, African Studies Program Director

African-American studies • Cultural studies • Visual studies • Film and new media studies • Literary criticism • Critical theory


Sunil Bhatia, Professor of Human Development, Chair of Human Development Department

Sunil Bhatia

Professor of Human Development, Chair of Human Development Department

Racial, ethnic and migrant identity in global and transnational cultures • Cultural psychology and narrative theory • Ethnography and qualitative methods


Tristan Borer, Professor of Government and International Relations, Government and International Relations Department Chair

Tristan Borer

Professor of Government and International Relations, Government and International Relations Department Chair

Human rights • Human rights and the media • Transitional justice • Gender and human rights • International relations


MaryAnne Borrelli, Professor of Government

MaryAnne Borrelli

Professor of Government

(On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)

United States politics and government • Gender and United States politics • The Presidency • Congress



Joan C. Chrisler, Class of '43 Professor of Psychology

Joan C. Chrisler

Class of '43 Professor of Psychology

(On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)

Health psychology and psychology of women • Women's health • Menstruation and menopause • Weight and eating disorders • Coping with chronic illness


Amy Dooling, Associate Professor of Chinese

Amy Dooling

Associate Professor of Chinese

Modern and Contemporary Chinese fiction and drama • Chinese women's writing • History of the women's movement and feminism in China • Translation


James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History

James T. Downs

Associate Professor of History

Nineteenth-century United States history • African-American Studies • History of medicine and public health


Deborah Eastman, Associate Professor of Biology

Deborah Eastman

Associate Professor of Biology

Developmental biology • Molecular biology • Genetics • Microbiology


Jennifer Fredricks, Professor of Human Development, Director of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

Jennifer Fredricks

Professor of Human Development, Director of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

(On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)

Human development • Adolescence • Child and family policy • Social policy • Educational psychology


Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity

Leo J. Garofalo

Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity

Latin American and Caribbean history • The history of race and ethnicity • African diaspora and Afro-Latin America • Peru and the Andes


Sandy Grande, Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Education Department

Sandy Grande

Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Education Department

Native American/Indigenous education • Critical Indigenous theory


Lindsey B. Harlan, Professor of Religious Studies

Lindsey B. Harlan

Professor of Religious Studies

(On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)

History of religions • Hinduism • Religion and gender • Heroic traditions • Religion in Trinidad


Heidi Henderson, Associate Professor of Dance

Heidi Henderson

Associate Professor of Dance

Modern technique • Choreography • Improvisation • Anatomy • Dance writing


Aida Heredia

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Latin American literature and culture • Caribbean literature and culture • Critical theory

Andrea D. Lanoux, Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, Chair of Slavic Studies Department

Andrea D. Lanoux

Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, Chair of Slavic Studies Department

Russian and Polish languages and literatures • Gender studies in Slavic cultures • Nationhood and nationalism studies • Literary canon formation • Post-Soviet children's literature



Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center

Jen Manion

Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center

The history of sexuality • Early American history • Social justice movements


Nina K. Martin, Associate Professor of Film Studies, Director of the Film Studies Program

Nina K. Martin

Associate Professor of Film Studies, Director of the Film Studies Program

Feminist film and cultural studies • The impact of film and TV on feminist discourses


Spencer Pack, Professor of Economics

Spencer Pack

Professor of Economics

Libertarian and anarchist economic thought • History of economic thought/economic history • Contemporary economic issues • Adam Smith and laissez faire economics • Marxian economics


Kristin Pfefferkorn, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Kristin Pfefferkorn

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy of art and architecture • Philosophy of film • Feminist philosophy • 19th and 20th-century continental philosophy • German Romanticism


Michael R. Reder, Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

Michael R. Reder

Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

Faculty Teaching and Learning Programs at Small Liberal Arts Colleges • Contemporary recent English and postcolonial fiction and theory • Salman Rushdie • Teaching of writing and tutoring • Professional preparation and politics in the profession


Julie Rivkin, Professor of English, Acting Chair of the English Department, Spring 2015

Julie Rivkin

Professor of English, Acting Chair of the English Department, Spring 2015

American literature • Gender studies and contemporary literature • Literary theory • Henry James


Paola Sica, Associate Professor of Italian, Chair of the Italian Studies Department 2014-2015

Paola Sica

Associate Professor of Italian, Chair of the Italian Studies Department 2014-2015

Italian culture in comparative context (especially literary and visual representations from late 19th century through the contemporary era, with emphasis on modernism and avant garde) • Gender studies • Critical theory • Translation and transculturation • Language pedagogy


Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program

Catherine M. Stock

Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program

Rural radicalism, domestic terrorism • Social, cultural and political history of the United States, 1877 to present, including the American West • Rural America • The Great Depression and the New Deal


Sufia Uddin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Sufia Uddin

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Islamic studies • Religion in South Asia • Women and religion


Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History

Abigail Van Slyck

Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History

American architecture • Gender issues in architecture • Vernacular architecture and cultural landscape studies • Spaces of childhood • Library architecture


Staff

Jennifer Bonnano

Academic Department Assistant

Mab Segrest, Fuller-Maathai Professor Emeritus of Gender and Women's Studies

Mab Segrest

Fuller-Maathai Professor Emeritus of Gender and Women's Studies

Women's studies • Social movements • Sexuality studies • Critical race theory/"Whiteness" • Creative non-fiction


In Memoriam

Jane W. Torrey

Professor Emeritus of Psychology