Department Chair

Afshan Jafar, Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Sociology Department, Acting Chair of the Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies Department (Fall 2022)

Afshan Jafar

Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Sociology Department, Acting Chair of the Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies Department (Fall 2022)

Gender • The body and embodiment • Media • Globalization • Nationalist and fundamentalist movements • Muslim immigrants in the U.S. • Transnational women's movements


Faculty

Danielle Egan, Dean of the Faculty
, Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies

Danielle Egan

Dean of the Faculty , Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies

Affect • Sexuality studies • Gender and feminist theory • Queer theory • History of ideas • Childhood and youth • Psychoanalysis


Karen Buenavista Hanna, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies

Karen Buenavista Hanna

Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies

Social Movements • Filipinx Studies • Women of Color and Transnational Feminism • Diaspora Studies • Disability Justice • Queer of Color Critique • Radical Pedagogy • Decolonial Praxis


Luciana  Quagliato M., Adjunct Faculty of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies

Luciana  Quagliato M.

Adjunct Faculty of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies


Ariella R. Rotramel,  Vandana Shiva Associate Professor of Gender Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies

Ariella R. Rotramel

Vandana Shiva Associate Professor of Gender Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies

Social movements • Gender and women's history • Women and work • Ethnic studies • Queer and sexuality studies • Feminist praxis • Community-based learning • Digital Humanities


Associated Faculty

Joyce Bennett, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Joyce Bennett

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ethnicity and identity performance • Language revitalization • Migration • Gender and sexuality • Social movements


Sunil Bhatia, Professor of Human Development

Sunil Bhatia

Professor of Human Development

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


MaryAnne Borrelli, Susan Eckert Lynch '62 Professor of Government

MaryAnne Borrelli

Susan Eckert Lynch '62 Professor of Government

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


Amy Dooling, Dean of Strategic and Global Initiatives, Director of The Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement

Amy Dooling

Dean of Strategic and Global Initiatives, Director of The Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement

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


Simon D. Feldman, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Simon D. Feldman

Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Ethics • Moral psychology • Feminist philosophy • Philosophy of law


Denis Ferhatovic, Associate Professor of English

Denis Ferhatovic

Associate Professor of English

(Pronouns: he/his/him)

Medieval literature, esp. Old and Middle English poetry • Word and image • Postcolonial theory • Translation


Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History

Leo J. Garofalo

Associate Professor of History

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


Karen Gonzalez Rice, Associate Professor of Art History

Karen Gonzalez Rice

Associate Professor of Art History

Contemporary art (1945-present) • Experimental art • Performance studies • Contemporary art and the body • American studies; contemporary art in America • Religion in contemporary art • Trauma studies • Art and ethics


Cherise A. Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology

Cherise A. Harris

Associate Professor of Sociology

Race, class and gender • Marriage and the family • Social psychology


Heidi Henderson, Professor of Dance

Heidi Henderson

Professor of Dance

Modern technique • Choreography • Improvisation • Anatomy • Dance writing


Afshan Jafar, Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Sociology Department, Acting Chair of the Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies Department (Fall 2022)

Afshan Jafar

Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Sociology Department, Acting Chair of the Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies Department (Fall 2022)

Gender • The body and embodiment • Media • Globalization • Nationalist and fundamentalist movements • Muslim immigrants in the U.S. • Transnational women's movements


Suzuko Knott, Associate Professor of German

Suzuko Knott

Associate Professor of German

Contemporary German language and literature • Film and media studies • Gender and women's studies


Julia A. Kushigian, Hanna Hafkesbrink Professor of Hispanic Studies, Chair of the Hispanic Studies Department

Julia A. Kushigian

Hanna Hafkesbrink Professor of Hispanic Studies, Chair of the Hispanic Studies Department

Gender, culture and race studies in Spanish America • Orientalism in the Hispanic tradition


Andrea D. Lanoux, Elizabeth S. Kruidenier ’48 Professor of Slavic Studies

Andrea D. Lanoux

Elizabeth S. Kruidenier ’48 Professor of Slavic Studies

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



Nina K. Martin, Associate Professor of Film Studies

Nina K. Martin

Associate Professor of Film Studies

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


Kenneth Prestininzi, Chair of the Theater Department, Associate Professor of Theater

Kenneth Prestininzi

Chair of the Theater Department, Associate Professor of Theater

Playwriting • Creative ensemble • Performance studies • Theater history and literature


Julie Rivkin, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American Studies
, Professor of English

Julie Rivkin

Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American Studies , Professor of English

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


Paola Sica, Professor of Italian

Paola Sica

Professor of Italian

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


Jeff Strabone, Associate Professor of English;, Media, Rhetoric, and Communication Pathway Coordinator

Jeff Strabone

Associate Professor of English;, Media, Rhetoric, and Communication Pathway Coordinator

Eighteenth-century British literature • Romantic literature and culture • Literary relations among England, Scotland and Wales • African novels • Race, nation and empire • Modern Drama • Media Theory


Ayako
 Takamori, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Ayako  Takamori

Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Japan • Asian America • Anthropology • Transnational Migration • Comparative Race and Ethnicity • Gender and Sexuality • Media and Visual Cultures


Lina Perkins Wilder, Professor of English

Lina Perkins Wilder

Professor of English

Shakespeare • Renaissance literature • Performance studies


Terrylyn L. Curry Avery

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Human Development/Children's Program

D. K. Foren

Adjunct Instructor, Human Development/Children's Program

Abbey Willis

Adjunct Instructor, Sociology

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