African feminism, Women, Gender, Performance aesthetics, Literary studies, Culture, Migration, African literary criticism, Theatre history, Choreographer, Poet and storyteller

Katie Batza
Associate Professor
Blake Hall, Room 321

History of sexuality, U.S. Social movements and activism, Health and medicine, Oral history, Policy and Citizenship

Fall 2019: Dr. Batza is teaching WGSS 101 "Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies" and WGSS 803 "Topics in Feminist Pedagogy."

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00-12:00

Blake Hall, Room 504E

Gender and politics, African politics, Gender-based violence, Human trafficking, and Qualitative methods


Sarah Deer
Blake Hall, Room 322

Native feminisms; tribal law; violence against Native women; law and society 

Alesha Doan
Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 2650A

Reproductive policy; gender and organizations; public policy; feminist methods

Fall 2019 Office Hours: By appointment




Ayesha Hardison
Associate Professor
Blake Hall, Room 318

20th- and 21st-century African American literature, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies and theory, and 20th-century and contemporary visual media

Fall 2019: Dr. Hardison is teaching WGSS 801 "Feminist Theory."

Fall 2019 Office Hours: By Appointment

Fraser Hall, Room 305

Women and violence, Psychology of women, Conceptual issues in human sexuality and Clinical psychology

Fall 2019: Dr. Muehlenhard is teaching WGSS 468 "Psychology of Women."

Fall 2019 Office Hours: TBA

Ann Schofield
Blake Hall, Room 325

U.S. Social and cultural history, U.S. women, Biography and History of death

Fall 2019: Dr. Schofield is team teaching with Dr. Kim Warren WGSS 835 "Colloquium in the History of Gender."

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 & by appointment

Nicholas L. Syrett
Professor and Chair
Blake Hall, Room 320

History of women, gender, and sexuality in the 19th- and 20th-century United States; histories of childhood; sex and gender in the law; marriage

Fall 2019: Dr. Syrett is teaching WGSS 563 "Gender, Sexuality, and the Law."

Fall 2019 Office Hours:  Tuesdays 1:00-3:00, Thursdays 10:00-12:00 & by appointment

Akiko Takeyama
Associate Professor
Fraser Hall, Room 611

The intersection of gender, sexuality, and class. The body, affect, and subjectivity. Human trafficking in Japan. Critical theory. Affective ethnography, and Feminist epistemology.

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Faculty Office: Room 614 Fraser

Fall 2019: Dr. Takeyama is teaching WGSS 701 "Seminar in: Affect/Queer Theory" and WGSS 802 "Feminist Methodologies."

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Thursdays 12:00-2:00

Stacey Vanderhurst
Assistant Professor
Blake Hall, Room 323

Global feminism, International migration and human trafficking, Gender and sexuality in Africa, and Ethnographic research methods

WGSS Undergraduate Director, Fall 2019.

Fall 2019: Dr. Vanderhurst is teaching WGSS 301 "Research Methods."

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00-3:00

Blake Hall, Room 318B

History of sexuality, Women's history in 18th-century Spain, European women's history 1600's to present, Feminist theory, Gender and sexuality.

Fall 2019:  Dr. Vicente is teaching ONLINE WGSS 324 "History of Women and the Body"

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Mondays 3:30-5:00 & by appointment

Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 3616

Women's history, Citizenship, U.S., Race, Gender, Masculinity and Feminism

Fall 2019:  Dr. Warren is teaching WGSS 800 "History of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies"
and team teaching with Dr. Schofield WGSS 835 "Colloquium in the History of Gender."

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:15-3:15 Room 135 Budig


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