Elise Higgins

Primary office:
327 Blake Hall


Elise is a second year Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas, with a concentration in Public Affairs and Administration. Her research focuses on reproductive rights and justice, and evaluates how state legislators and interest groups talk about women during policy debates. Elise has a professional background in state and national level organizing, legislative, and electoral work for reproductive rights and justice. 

Fall 2018: Elise is teaching WGSS 327 "Perspectives in Lesbian: Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies" in the classroom and also a section of WGSS 327 online.

Dr. Janet Sharistanian

Dr. Janet Sharistanian, founding director of KU Women’s Studies, passed away on Wed., Feb. 6, 2019. More information »

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