Emerit & Research Professors

  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor, History of Art and Architecture: 18th and 19th –century European art, particularly British art

  • (805) 893-3138
  • Ellison Hall 2808
  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Political Science: public law, law and society, feminist jurisprudence

  • (805) 893-3432
  • Ellison 3713
  • Professor Emeritus

Political Economy of Globalization, Human Trafficking, Immigrant Women

  • 4704 South Hall
  • Professor Emeritus

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

  • (805) 893-2726
  • HSSB 4251
  • Professor Emeritus

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

  • (805) 893-2806
  • HSSB 4237
  • Research Professor Emerita

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

  • (805) 893-2543
  • HSSB 4239
  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: Work and Gender; Feminist Inquiry; Feminist Theory, Research Methods

L. O. Aranye Fradenburg
  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor, English: Medieval English and Scottish literature, critical theory, gender and sexualities, public humanities; Literature and the Mind; Psychoanalytic Theory

  • (805) 893-7488
  • South Hall 2708
  • 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

  • (805) 893-5681
  • HSSB 3257
Avery Gordon
  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: social theory, race, gender, culture and art, radical theory and politics

  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Dean's Distinguished Professorial Scholar Washington University in Saint Louis
  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Germanic, Slavic and Semitic Studies: German language and literature, comparative literature, women’s studies

  • (805) 893-3111
Claudine Michel
  • Professor Emeritus

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

  • 805-893-8045
  • 3721 South Hall
Christopher Newfield
  • Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., Professor, English: nineteenth and twentieth century American literature, literary and social theory, gender, sexuality, and race

  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., 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

  • (805) 893-5316
  • 4109/4409 SS&MS
Beth Schneider
  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Professor, Sociology: sexuality, feminist studies, social movements, AIDS, health; political and social movements

  • (805) 893-3300
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3419
  • 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
  • Rest in Power
  • Professor

Ph.D., Professor, Religious Studies: Native American religious traditions and philosophies, religions of Mexico and Chicano religion, women and healing, religion and ecology

  • Professor Emeritus

Feminist Theory & Analysis, Gender & Literature, Critical Race Theory