Name Area of Emphasis
Janet Afary
Professor
Mellichamp Chair in Global Religion and Modernity
Gender in Modern Middle East
Global Feminism
Paul Amar
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Law and Society: the race/sex politics of police brutality; authoritarian legacies, and security regimes in Latin America and the Middle East, particularly Brazil and Egypt; state violence against racial and sexual minorities in the cities of Latin America and the Middle East.
Kevin Anderson
Professor
PhD., Professor, Department of Sociology: of democracy, constitutionalism, and Islam in Iran; social and political theory, concentrating on Marx, Hegel, Marxist humanism, the Frankfurt School, Foucault, the Orientalism debate, and critical criminological theory
Ingrid Banks
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Black Studies: African American Studies, race and racism, Black feminist theory
Edwina Barvosa
Associate Professor
Chicana/Latina Feminist Thought, Political Philosophy,Gender Studies
Heather Berg
Graduate Student
Productive and Reproductive Labors
Ann Bermingham
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Professor, History of Art and Architecture: 18th and 19th –century European art, particularly British art
Silvia Bermúdez
Professor
Chair
Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Spanish and Portuguese: twentieth-century peninsular and Latin American poetry and politics, literary and cultural theory; Contemporary Spanish and Galician Literatures and Cultures; Transatlantic Studies; Peruvian Poetry
Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Professor
Professor, Sociology: women, culture, and development; transnational activism; feminism and race
Gayle Binion
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Political Science: public law, law and society, feminist jurisprudence
Jacqueline Bobo
Professor
Film/Television, Black Feminist Cultural Theory, Cultural Studies
Sandibel Borges
Graduate Student
Race and Nations
Eileen Boris
Hull Professor
Labor Studies, Gender, Race, Class, Women's History, Social Politics
Maurizia Boscagli
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, English: gender studies and feminist theory, the body, theories of subjectivity, British and European modernism, critical and cultural theory; Theories of mass culture
Mary Bucholtz
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Linguistics: sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, language, gender, and sexuality, African American English, Mexican and Chicano Spanish; discourse; language and identity; ; language and scientific practice; linguistic diversity of California
Julie Carlson
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, English: British Romanticism; feminist, race, and queer theories, social revolutions of the 1790s and 1960s; Early nineteenth-century British theater
Grace Chang
Associate Professor
Political Economy of Globalization, Human Trafficking, Immigrant Women
Maria Charles
Professor
PhD., Professor, Sociology: social inequality (gender, class, race) and quantitative methods; international comparative study of social inequalities, with particular attention to cross-national differences in women's economic, educational, and family roles; ideological and organizational factors that contribute to female underrepresentation in engineering and the physical sciences around the world
Lauren N. Clark
Graduate Student
Productive and Reproductive Labors
Sarah Cline
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, History, and Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies: Colonial Latin American history, Atlantic world history, comparative studies of gender, race, ethnicity, and colonialism; globalization
Patricia Cline Cohen
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, History: U.S. women's history, history of sexuality; 19th-c. U.S. women's history and the American Revolution; 19th-century health and sex reformers
Chloe Diamond-Lenow
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Leigh Dodson
Graduate Student
Productive and Reproductive Labors
Sharon A. Farmer
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, History: medieval women and gender, medieval towns, medieval poor, relations between western Europe and the east; and the history of the Bible in the medieval and early modern periods
Teresa Figueroa
Lecturer
Immigration; Farm Labor; Rural Communities; Chicano History
L. O. Aranye Fradenburg
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, English: Medieval English and Scottish literature, critical theory, gender and sexualities, public humanities; Literature and the Mind; Psychoanalytic Theory
Dáša Frančíková
Lecturer
Sabine Fruhstuck
Professor
PhD., Professor, East Asian Studies: modern and contemporary Japanese culture and its relationship to the rest of the world; gender, memory and popular culture as technologies of engagement with a number of debates that centrally involve the precarious status and condition of Japan’s contemporary military
Nancy Gallagher
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Professor, History, and Chair of Middle East Studies Program: history of modern Middle Eastern and North African history; women and gender in Muslim societies
Ednie Kaeh Garrison
Visiting Assistant Professor
Histories of feminist consciousness, sexuality and queer studies, intersectional theory and methodology, women of color feminism, feminist pedagogies, media activism and cultural production, critical cultural theory
Bishnupriya Ghosh
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, English: postcolonial theory and film; feminist theory and gender studies; literatures written in English; Transnational film and popular culture studies; Gender and sexuality; Marxist cultural theory
Avery Gordon
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: social theory, race, gender, culture and art, radical theory and politics
Mary Hancock
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Anthropology and History: South Asian anthropology and history, ethnohistory
Karen B. Hanna
Graduate Student
Race and Nations
Ruth Hellier-Tinoco
Associate Professor
PhD. Assistant Professor, Latin American Iberian Studies: Performance analysis; Latin America, music/dance/theatre, identity politics
Barbara Herr Harthorn
Professor
Gender, race, and health inequalities,Science & New Technologies
Tania Israel
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology; School of Education: gender issues, feminist psychology, LGBTQ issues, social justice, sexuality education and counseling; Psychotherapy; Mental health services
Chelsea Jones
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Lou Anne Lockwood
Business Officer
Ursula R. Mahlendorf
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Germanic, Slavic and Semitic Studies: German language and literature, comparative literature, women’s studies
Joseph Mann
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Scott Marcus
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Music: North Indian and Middle Eastern music and performance practice, Arab music theory, North Indian folk music, tuning and temperament, gender and music
Claudine Michel
Professor
Professor, Black Studies, and Director of the Center for Black Studies Research: moral development among African American women and youth, multicultural education, religion, children's literature
Stephan Miescher
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, History: nineteenth and twentieth-century social history of west Africa, colonialism, gender, masculinities, oral historiography, history of sexualities; Modernity and History of Development
Mireille Miller-Young
Associate Professor
black cultural studies
pornography and sex work
Catherine Nesci
Professor
Ph.D., Professor and Chair, French and Italian: nineteenth-century French literature and cultural studies, literary theory, feminist and gender studies; History of French feminism, including French women and politics (1789-present); French women writers and film directors; Colonial and post-Colonial Francophone Literature and Cinema
Christopher Newfield
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, English: nineteenth and twentieth century American literature, literary and social theory, gender, sexuality, and race
Laury Oaks
Associate Professor
Chair
Reproductive politics, Anthropology of Health,
Medicine, and Science
Lisa Parks
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Film Studies: global media and broadcast history, cultural studies; Science and Technology Studies; Media Theory
Constance Penley
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Film Studies: film history and theory, media studies, literary and rhetorical studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, science and technology studies, contemporary art
Sarah Jane Pinkerton
Graduate Student
Gender and Sexualities
Rosa Pinter
Financial Analyst
Ann Plane
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, History, and Director of Public Historical Studies: American colonial history, Native American history, history of women and the family; History of Women and the Family, Law and Society, Colonialism, History and Anthropology, Public History, Museum Studies, History of Memory
Linda Putnam
Professor
Chair
Ph.D., Professor, Communication: Negotiation and conflict management in organizations; discourse studies in organizations; gender and negotiation; Organizational Communication
Erika Rappaport
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, History: modern Britain and its empire, modern European gender history, comparative consumer cultures; imperial history; Modern European Cultural History; Transnational History
Horacio Roque-Ramírez
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies: queer/LGBTQ community history and theory (Chican@ and Latin@ and in Comparative Perspective), Central American studies, oral history theories and methods; Archival Practices; Central American History and Central American Migration Studies; Globalization and Sexualities in the Américas; Political Asylum based on Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Sex; Autobiographical Non-Fiction
Leila J. Rupp
Professor
Graduate Advisor
Women's Movements,
Sexualities,
Transnational history
Rachel Rys
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Chela Sandoval
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chicano Studies: cyber and millennial studies, third space feminism, critical media theory and production, oppositional consciousness, social movement
Beth Schneider
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: sexuality, feminist studies, social movements, AIDS, health; political and social movements
Denise Segura
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: gender, feminist studies, Chicano/a studies, race relations, work and community studies; Latina/o education, and Chicana/Mexicana employment
Celine Parreñas Shimizu
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Asian American Studies: film and performance theory and production, theories of sexuality, Asian American cultural studies and transnationalism, feminist postcolonial studies and social theory
Abigail Solomon-Godeau
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Professor, History of Art and Architecture: photography, contemporary art, nineteenth-century French art and visual culture, feminist and critical theory
Ines Talamantez
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Religious Studies: Native American religious traditions and philosophies, religions of Mexico and Chicano religion, women and healing, religion and ecology
Laura Tanner
Graduate Student
Productive and Reproductive Labors
Verta Taylor
Professor
Chair
Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Sociology: social movements, gender, feminist studies, sexuality, and health
Carly Thomsen
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Barbara Tomlinson
Professor
Feminist Theory & Analysis, Gender & Literature, Critical Race Theory
Christina Toy
Manager Academic Advising
France Winddance Twine
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: gender, girlhood, racism/anti-racism, feminist theory, critical race theory, field research methods, multiracial/transracial families; The Body, Culture, Ethnography, Intimacy, Privilege, Field Research Methods, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, Visual Sociology, Comparative Racial Studies (Europe/US/South Africa)
Janet Walker
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Film and Media Studies: film history and historiography, documentary film, film and ethnography; feminism and film theory; trauma and memory; media and environment
Shannon Weber
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Mayfair Yang
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Religious Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures: anthropology of the state, modernity, China and Chinese diaspora in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the West; critical theory; gender and feminism; media studies; sovereignty and state power; and cultural approaches to political economy
Xiaojian Zhao
Professor
Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Asian American Studies: U.S. history, Asian American history, immigration, family, gender, and law
Name Area of Emphasis
Janet Afary
Professor
Mellichamp Chair in Global Religion and Modernity
Gender in Modern Middle East
Global Feminism
Edwina Barvosa
Associate Professor
Chicana/Latina Feminist Thought, Political Philosophy,Gender Studies
Jacqueline Bobo
Professor
Film/Television, Black Feminist Cultural Theory, Cultural Studies
Eileen Boris
Hull Professor
Labor Studies, Gender, Race, Class, Women's History, Social Politics
Grace Chang
Associate Professor
Political Economy of Globalization, Human Trafficking, Immigrant Women
Mireille Miller-Young
Associate Professor
black cultural studies
pornography and sex work
Laury Oaks
Associate Professor
Chair
Reproductive politics, Anthropology of Health,
Medicine, and Science
Leila J. Rupp
Professor
Graduate Advisor
Women's Movements,
Sexualities,
Transnational history
Barbara Tomlinson
Professor
Feminist Theory & Analysis, Gender & Literature, Critical Race Theory
Name Area of Emphasis
Teresa Figueroa
Lecturer
Immigration; Farm Labor; Rural Communities; Chicano History
Dáša Frančíková
Lecturer
Name Area of Emphasis
Paul Amar
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Law and Society: the race/sex politics of police brutality; authoritarian legacies, and security regimes in Latin America and the Middle East, particularly Brazil and Egypt; state violence against racial and sexual minorities in the cities of Latin America and the Middle East.
Kevin Anderson
Professor
PhD., Professor, Department of Sociology: of democracy, constitutionalism, and Islam in Iran; social and political theory, concentrating on Marx, Hegel, Marxist humanism, the Frankfurt School, Foucault, the Orientalism debate, and critical criminological theory
Ingrid Banks
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Black Studies: African American Studies, race and racism, Black feminist theory
Ann Bermingham
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Professor, History of Art and Architecture: 18th and 19th –century European art, particularly British art
Silvia Bermúdez
Professor
Chair
Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Spanish and Portuguese: twentieth-century peninsular and Latin American poetry and politics, literary and cultural theory; Contemporary Spanish and Galician Literatures and Cultures; Transatlantic Studies; Peruvian Poetry
Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Professor
Professor, Sociology: women, culture, and development; transnational activism; feminism and race
Gayle Binion
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Political Science: public law, law and society, feminist jurisprudence
Maurizia Boscagli
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, English: gender studies and feminist theory, the body, theories of subjectivity, British and European modernism, critical and cultural theory; Theories of mass culture
Mary Bucholtz
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Linguistics: sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, language, gender, and sexuality, African American English, Mexican and Chicano Spanish; discourse; language and identity; ; language and scientific practice; linguistic diversity of California
Julie Carlson
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, English: British Romanticism; feminist, race, and queer theories, social revolutions of the 1790s and 1960s; Early nineteenth-century British theater
Maria Charles
Professor
PhD., Professor, Sociology: social inequality (gender, class, race) and quantitative methods; international comparative study of social inequalities, with particular attention to cross-national differences in women's economic, educational, and family roles; ideological and organizational factors that contribute to female underrepresentation in engineering and the physical sciences around the world
Sarah Cline
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, History, and Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies: Colonial Latin American history, Atlantic world history, comparative studies of gender, race, ethnicity, and colonialism; globalization
Patricia Cline Cohen
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, History: U.S. women's history, history of sexuality; 19th-c. U.S. women's history and the American Revolution; 19th-century health and sex reformers
Sharon A. Farmer
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, History: medieval women and gender, medieval towns, medieval poor, relations between western Europe and the east; and the history of the Bible in the medieval and early modern periods
L. O. Aranye Fradenburg
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, English: Medieval English and Scottish literature, critical theory, gender and sexualities, public humanities; Literature and the Mind; Psychoanalytic Theory
Sabine Fruhstuck
Professor
PhD., Professor, East Asian Studies: modern and contemporary Japanese culture and its relationship to the rest of the world; gender, memory and popular culture as technologies of engagement with a number of debates that centrally involve the precarious status and condition of Japan’s contemporary military
Nancy Gallagher
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Professor, History, and Chair of Middle East Studies Program: history of modern Middle Eastern and North African history; women and gender in Muslim societies
Bishnupriya Ghosh
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, English: postcolonial theory and film; feminist theory and gender studies; literatures written in English; Transnational film and popular culture studies; Gender and sexuality; Marxist cultural theory
Avery Gordon
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: social theory, race, gender, culture and art, radical theory and politics
Mary Hancock
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Anthropology and History: South Asian anthropology and history, ethnohistory
Ruth Hellier-Tinoco
Associate Professor
PhD. Assistant Professor, Latin American Iberian Studies: Performance analysis; Latin America, music/dance/theatre, identity politics
Barbara Herr Harthorn
Professor
Gender, race, and health inequalities,Science & New Technologies
Tania Israel
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology; School of Education: gender issues, feminist psychology, LGBTQ issues, social justice, sexuality education and counseling; Psychotherapy; Mental health services
Ursula R. Mahlendorf
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Germanic, Slavic and Semitic Studies: German language and literature, comparative literature, women’s studies
Scott Marcus
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Music: North Indian and Middle Eastern music and performance practice, Arab music theory, North Indian folk music, tuning and temperament, gender and music
Claudine Michel
Professor
Professor, Black Studies, and Director of the Center for Black Studies Research: moral development among African American women and youth, multicultural education, religion, children's literature
Stephan Miescher
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, History: nineteenth and twentieth-century social history of west Africa, colonialism, gender, masculinities, oral historiography, history of sexualities; Modernity and History of Development
Catherine Nesci
Professor
Ph.D., Professor and Chair, French and Italian: nineteenth-century French literature and cultural studies, literary theory, feminist and gender studies; History of French feminism, including French women and politics (1789-present); French women writers and film directors; Colonial and post-Colonial Francophone Literature and Cinema
Christopher Newfield
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, English: nineteenth and twentieth century American literature, literary and social theory, gender, sexuality, and race
Lisa Parks
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Film Studies: global media and broadcast history, cultural studies; Science and Technology Studies; Media Theory
Constance Penley
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Film Studies: film history and theory, media studies, literary and rhetorical studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, science and technology studies, contemporary art
Ann Plane
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, History, and Director of Public Historical Studies: American colonial history, Native American history, history of women and the family; History of Women and the Family, Law and Society, Colonialism, History and Anthropology, Public History, Museum Studies, History of Memory
Linda Putnam
Professor
Chair
Ph.D., Professor, Communication: Negotiation and conflict management in organizations; discourse studies in organizations; gender and negotiation; Organizational Communication
Erika Rappaport
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, History: modern Britain and its empire, modern European gender history, comparative consumer cultures; imperial history; Modern European Cultural History; Transnational History
Horacio Roque-Ramírez
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies: queer/LGBTQ community history and theory (Chican@ and Latin@ and in Comparative Perspective), Central American studies, oral history theories and methods; Archival Practices; Central American History and Central American Migration Studies; Globalization and Sexualities in the Américas; Political Asylum based on Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Sex; Autobiographical Non-Fiction
Chela Sandoval
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chicano Studies: cyber and millennial studies, third space feminism, critical media theory and production, oppositional consciousness, social movement
Beth Schneider
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: sexuality, feminist studies, social movements, AIDS, health; political and social movements
Denise Segura
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: gender, feminist studies, Chicano/a studies, race relations, work and community studies; Latina/o education, and Chicana/Mexicana employment
Celine Parreñas Shimizu
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Asian American Studies: film and performance theory and production, theories of sexuality, Asian American cultural studies and transnationalism, feminist postcolonial studies and social theory
Abigail Solomon-Godeau
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Professor, History of Art and Architecture: photography, contemporary art, nineteenth-century French art and visual culture, feminist and critical theory
Ines Talamantez
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Religious Studies: Native American religious traditions and philosophies, religions of Mexico and Chicano religion, women and healing, religion and ecology
Verta Taylor
Professor
Chair
Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Sociology: social movements, gender, feminist studies, sexuality, and health
France Winddance Twine
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: gender, girlhood, racism/anti-racism, feminist theory, critical race theory, field research methods, multiracial/transracial families; The Body, Culture, Ethnography, Intimacy, Privilege, Field Research Methods, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, Visual Sociology, Comparative Racial Studies (Europe/US/South Africa)
Janet Walker
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Film and Media Studies: film history and historiography, documentary film, film and ethnography; feminism and film theory; trauma and memory; media and environment
Mayfair Yang
Professor
Ph.D., Professor, Religious Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures: anthropology of the state, modernity, China and Chinese diaspora in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the West; critical theory; gender and feminism; media studies; sovereignty and state power; and cultural approaches to political economy
Xiaojian Zhao
Professor
Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Asian American Studies: U.S. history, Asian American history, immigration, family, gender, and law
Name Area of Emphasis
Heather Berg
Graduate Student
Productive and Reproductive Labors
Sandibel Borges
Graduate Student
Race and Nations
Lauren N. Clark
Graduate Student
Productive and Reproductive Labors
Chloe Diamond-Lenow
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Leigh Dodson
Graduate Student
Productive and Reproductive Labors
Karen B. Hanna
Graduate Student
Race and Nations
Chelsea Jones
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Joseph Mann
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Sarah Jane Pinkerton
Graduate Student
Gender and Sexualities
Rachel Rys
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Laura Tanner
Graduate Student
Productive and Reproductive Labors
Carly Thomsen
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Shannon Weber
Graduate Student
Genders and Sexualities
Name Area of Emphasis
Lou Anne Lockwood
Business Officer
Rosa Pinter
Financial Analyst
Christina Toy
Manager Academic Advising
Name Area of Emphasis
Ednie Kaeh Garrison
Visiting Assistant Professor
Histories of feminist consciousness, sexuality and queer studies, intersectional theory and methodology, women of color feminism, feminist pedagogies, media activism and cultural production, critical cultural theory