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

Katie Batza
Assistant Professor
318 Blake Hall, Room 321

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

Fall 2017:  Dr. Batza is teaching WGSS 101 "Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction" & WGSS 803 "Topics in Feminist Pedagogy."
Winter Session Online Instruction (Dec. 18th-Jan. 12th) WGSS 327 "Perspectives in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies"


Associate Professor
Blake Hall, Room 504E

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

Fall 2017:  Dr. Britton is teaching WGSS 600 "Contemporary Feminist Theory" and WGSS 801 "Feminist Theory"


Pamela Gordon
Professor, Interim Chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 1029

Professor of Classics

Interim Chair for WGSS Department Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.

WGSS Dept Office: Room 320 Blake.  Please contact for an appt. at pgordon@ku.edu.

Ayesha Hardison
Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 3109

Twentieth-century and twenty-first-century African American literature, Gender and sexuality studies, Cultural history and theory, and Twentieth-century and contemporary visual media.

Fall 2017:  Dr. Hardison is teaching WGSS 701 "Seminar in: Black Feminist Theory"

WGSS Dept. Office: Room 324 Blake

Fraser Hall, Room 305

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

Fall 2017:  Dr. Muehlenhard is teaching WGSS 468 "Psychology of Women"



Ann Schofield
Professor, Interim Chair, WGSS (Spring 2016)
Blake Hall, Room 318

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

Fall 2017:  Dr. Schofield is teaching WGSS 800 "History of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies" & WGSS 804 "Professional Development"

Faculty Office:  Room 325 Blake

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

Stacey Vanderhurst
Assistant Professor
Blake Hall, Room 323

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

Fall 2017: Dr. Vanderhurst is teaching WGSS 301 "Research Methods"
Winter Session Online Instruction (Dec. 18th-Jan. 12th) WGSS 101 "Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction"


Associate Professor
Blake Hall, Room 322

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

Fall 2017:  Dr. Vicente is teaching WGSS 321 "From Mystics to Feminists"


Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 3616

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

Fulbright awarded for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018.  Dr. Warren is teaching at the University of Southern Denmark

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