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Affiliated Faculty

Name Department Interests
Shabnam Ahktari Math Promoting equal opportunity and equal treatment of women in the mathematical sciences and highlighting the research and visibility of female mathematicians.
Yvette Alex-Assensoh Political Science Selected publications:
– “40 Years of Title IX: Leadership Matters for Women in Academe”, Chronicle of Higher Education, Commentary, June 18, 2012.
Morality Issues and City Politics (by Elaine Sharp, with Yvette Alex-Assensoh, et. al) University of Kansas Press, 2005.
Newcomers, Insiders and Outsiders: Immigration and Racial Politics in the Early Twenty-First Century, by Ronald Schmidt, Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Andy Aoki and Rodney Hero, University of Michigan Press, 2009
Susan C. Anderson German & Scandinavian Gender and diversity in contemporary German literature and culture; representations of women revolutionaries in German literature, film, and art; the “New Woman” around 1900 in German and Austrian literature.
Erin Beck Political Science
Yvonne Braun International Studies Research focuses on intersection of gender, development, environment, and globalization, with a specific focus on the social and socio-environmental consequences of a large-scale World Bank funded dam development project in Lesotho, Southern Africa.
Charise Cheney Ethnic Studies
Krista Chronister Counseling Psychology
Lynn Fujiwara Ethnic Studies
Alison Gash Political Science
Amalia Gladhart Romance Languages Representations of gender in contemporary Latin American theater, and questions of gender in translation. Published translations of fiction by Gilda Holst, Alicia Yánez Cossío, and Angélica Gorodischer.
Bryna Goodman History Teaching HIST 497/597 Modernity and Gender in China; research interests encompass gender and suicide, history of emotion, gender and law, gender and colonialism in China; modern afterlife of concubinage in China.
Michael Hames-Garcia Ethnic Studies
Julie Heffernan Education
Ellen Herman History Sex, gender, and science; women and politics; history of sexuality
Sara Hodges Psychology Gender differences in interpersonal perceptions, especially in empathic accuracy (the ability to accurately infer other people’s thoughts) and how motivation and gender roles may drive these differences; women’s under-representation science and engineering and what affects women’s decisions not to pursue or persist in these fields, and the social comparisons women make about their abilities in these fields and how women perceive the feedback they receive.
Jocelyn Hollander Sociology
Lamia Karim Anthropology
Sharon Luk English Racial-sexual violence, women of color feminisms, and theories of social reproduction
Kathryn Lynch Environmental Studies Gender in natural resource management
Bonnie Mann Philosophy
Kate Mondloch Art History
Dorothee Ostmeier German/Scandinavian
Eileen Otis Sociology Gender and work; Globalization and China; Ethnography
C.J. Pascoe Sociology
Scott L. Pratt Philosophy American feminist philosophy (including the work of Jane Addams, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Elsie Clews Parsons) and recent feminist new materialist philosophy (including Karen Barad, Susan Hekman, and Stacey Alaimo). Dr. Pratt also teaches a graduate level seminar, Pragmatism and Feminism.
Alai Reyes-Santos Ethnic Studies
Ellen Scott Sociology
Carol T. Silverman Anthropology
Beata Stawarska German & Scandinavian French feminism (Kristeva, Irigaray); feminist philosophy of language.
Leslie Steeves SOJC
Lynn Stephen Anthropology
Analisa Taylor Romance Languages
Courtney Thorsson English
Jessica Vasquez-Tokos Sociology Family Life Course and Society, Race and Ethnicity, Qualitative Approaches
Elizabeth A. Wheeler English Intersections of disability and gender identity; Gender representations in comics, children’s and young adult literature, popular culture, and literature; Community-based education
Frances J. White Anthropology Teaching Anth 173 The Evolution of Human Sexuality; in research, looking at questions on sex, gender and power from an evolutionary perspective.
Mary E. Wood English Literature and culture (especially autobiography and the novel), medical humanities, queer studies, disability studies