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Women's Center Staff

Dr. Ann Russo
Meet Dr. Ann Russo, Director (she/her) .

Ann Russo is the Director of the Women's Center and Professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. Her scholarship, teaching, and organizing focus on queer, anti-racist, and feminist movement approaches to building alliances and coalitions for social change. Her most recent book, Feminist Accountability: Disrupting Violence and Transforming Power, explores transformative justice, prison abolition, and community accountability as practices that cultivate communal healing, intervention, accountability and transformation in response to systemic intimate, interpersonal and state violence. She is also the author of Communities Engaged in Resisting Violence (2007), Taking Back Our Lives: A Call to Action in the Feminist Movement (2002), and Third World Women and Feminist Perspectives (1990), and is also published in a number of books, journals, and feminist periodicals. View full bio here.


The Women’s Center is staffed by student workers who are responsible for different aspects of the center – the Women’s Center Newsletter, the Instagram and Facebook, the Stitch gatherings, the Check In Circles, the Outreach and Community building, and the Events and Activities.  ​