College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Women's and Gender Studies > Faculty


The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies includes faculty with a primary appointment within the department, as well as affiliated faculty who teach courses in the department, but whose appointment is in another department or program (e.g. Communication, English, Latin American/Latino Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, African & Black Diaspora Studies, among many others). Additionally, the department includes faculty who are regularly involved in supporting the discipline through teaching, research, service, department committee appointments, or individual work with students.

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies faculty members have wide-ranging research interests. Some of these interests include intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality; cross-cultural perspectives; violence against women; women in the Middle East; lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender identities and politics; autobiography; queer theories; immigrant women; globalization; transnational feminist perspectives; antiracism; gender and education; feminist theories and politics; gender and family violence; and performance studies among others. For detailed information about each faculty member and their research, interests, and publications, please see our Department Faculty profiles below.