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Women's Center Staff


Dr. Ann Russo

Dr. Ann Russo, Director

I am an Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and a member of the LGBTQ Studies Program. My life work focuses on queer, antiracist, and feminist movement building to address endemic intimate, interpersonal, community, and state violence and to build socially just and caring communities. Currently, I am working with others to develop transformative justice practices that cultivate collective and communal healing, intervention, accountability, and transformation. I am the author of Taking Back Our Lives: A Call to Action in the Feminist Movement (2001) and co-editor of Talking Back and Acting Out (2002) and Third World Women and Feminist Perspectives (1990). I have articles in a variety of books and journals as well. My current book project is entitled Building Communities to End Violence – A Praxis of Accountability. View full bio here.


Alexa Graduate Student Staff

Alexa, Graduate Student Staff

My name is Alexa Redick. I am a second-year student in the Women’s and Gender Studies M.A. program. This is my second year as one of the graduate assistants to the Women’s Center, and I am also the graduate assistant for the Research Training Institute program here at DePaul.

I enjoy reading, wine tasting, cooking, running, spending time with my dog Charlie, and hanging out with my wonderful friends. My focuses within the WGS program, and my interests within feminist scholarship are intersectionality, antiracism, cultural studies, whiteness, indigenous feminism and Womanism. I look forward to a wonderful year!


Sarah Graduate Student Staff

Sarah, Graduate Student Staff

Hi! I’m a second year MA student in the Women’s and Gender Studies program. I love studying the history of Black feminisms—robust, timeless, and always inspiring. In my free time, I like to do anything relaxing—visit with family and friends, yoga, be outside, cook, Google life questions, or paint my nails.

I hope you will find that the Women’s Center is a good place to unwind and build comradery. We are here to support one another.

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