Department Chair

Danielle Egan, Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies, Chair of the Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies Department

Danielle Egan

Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies, Chair of the Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies Department

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


Faculty

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


Binalakshmi

Binalakshmi "Bina" Nepram

Visiting Scholar-in-Residence, Spring and Fall 2018

Women's empowerment • Civil rights • Peace-building movements


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

Ariella R. Rotramel

Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies

(On sabbatical, Spring 2019)

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, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Joyce Bennett

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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


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

Sunil Bhatia

Professor of Human Development, Chair of the Human Development Department

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

Amy Dooling

Associate Dean of 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


James T. Downs, Professor of History, Director of the American Studies Program

James T. Downs

Professor of History, Director of the American Studies Program

U.S. History • African-American Studies • History of medicine and public health


Michelle R. Dunlap, Professor of Human Development

Michelle R. Dunlap

Professor of Human Development

IMPROVING COLLEGE STUDENT COPING AND SKILLS IN COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING SETTINGS • SHOPPING WHILE BLACK, MINORITY EXPERIENCES IN CONSUMER MARKETPLACES, BLACK BODIES IN PUBLIC SPACES • CONTEMPORARY FAMILY ISSUES (E.G. SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES, KINSHIP CARE FAMILIES), SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT • MULTICULTURAL ISSUES, RACIAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT, AND METHODS FOR INCREASING SERVICE PROVIDER CULTURAL COMPETENCY


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

Simon D. Feldman

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department

Ethics • Moral psychology • Feminist philosophy • Philosophy of law


Denis Ferhatović, Associate Professor of English

Denis Ferhatović

Associate Professor of English

(On sabbatical, Academic Year 2018-2019)

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


Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Chair of the History Department

Leo J. Garofalo

Associate Professor of History, Chair of the History Department

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
, Chair of Art History

Karen Gonzalez Rice

Associate Professor of Art History , Chair 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, Chair of the Sociology Department

Cherise A. Harris

Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Sociology Department

(On sabbatical, Spring 2019)

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


Heidi Henderson, Professor of Dance, Chair of the Dance Department

Heidi Henderson

Professor of Dance, Chair of the Dance Department

Modern technique • Choreography • Improvisation • Anatomy • Dance writing


Afshan Jafar, Associate Professor of Sociology, Bodies/Embodiment Pathway Coordinator

Afshan Jafar

Associate Professor of Sociology, Bodies/Embodiment Pathway Coordinator

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, Social Justice and Sustainability Pathway Coordinator

Julia A. Kushigian

Hanna Hafkesbrink Professor of Hispanic Studies, Social Justice and Sustainability Pathway Coordinator

(On sabbatical, Academic Year 2018-2019)

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


Andrea D. Lanoux, Professor of Slavic Studies, Director of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies & the Liberal Arts (CISLA)

Andrea D. Lanoux

Professor of Slavic Studies, Director of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies & the Liberal Arts (CISLA)

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


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


Lina Perkins Wilder, Professor of English

Lina Perkins Wilder

Professor of English

(On sabbatical, Spring 2019)

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