Corinne Schwarz presented her poster "Health and Human Trafficking in the Midwest: Service Providers' Perspectives" at the 2016 Persistent and Emerging Issues in Population Health Science Conference at Penn State. http://ipsr.ku.edu/pophealth/2016/photos/orgs/IAPHS_16100_2562.jpg Corinne presented preliminary findings from the ASHTI research team's survey on vulnerability, exploitation, and trafficking. More information about ASHTI's work can be found at http://ipsr.ku.edu/ASHTI/
Congratulations to Corinne Schwarz on being selected to receive a 2017 Summer Research Scholarship, awarded by The Office of Graduate Studies! Corinne is also a Graduate Research Assistant for ASHTI (Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking Initiative).
Congratulations to Rachel Denney. Rachel successfully completed the Ph.D. Oral Comprehensive on Nov. 30th, 2016.
Congratulations to Jo Kipgen. Jo has been awarded the Doctoral Student Research Fund from The Office of Graduate Studies.
Congratulations to Ashley Mog. Ashley has been selected for the AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year to assist her in finishing up her dissertation.
Congratulations to Marcy Quiason. Marcy has been offered and accepted a Graduate Research Position for the Heartland Project, beginning Spring 2017. Marcy's GRA will be funded by the Institute for Policy & Social Research.
Congratulations to Marcy Quiason. Marcy has been awarded the Doctoral Student Research Fund from The Office of Graduate Studies.
Congratulations to Mariah Crystal. Mariah has received the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship for summer 2017 and the 2017-18 academic year to study Kiswahili language as well as African and African-American Studies.
Congratulations to Ashley Mog. On April 10th, 2017, Ashley successfully completed the Ph.D. Final Exam with Honors. The title of Ashley's dissertation is "Discomforting Power: Bodies in Public." Ashley's committee chair is Dr. Sherrie Tucker.
Congratulations to WGSS Ph.D. student An Sasala. An has been selected as the recipient of the first every Emily Taylor Center--Gender Equity in Action Award, which recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student of any gender who has made significant contributions to gender equity on the KU campus.
Congratulations to Liam Lair. Announcing Liam's new official title - Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender Studies at West Chester University. Liam will be teaching Intro to Women's & Gender Studies, as well as launching a new class: Transfeminist Theories. Liam's WGSS Ph.D. was awarded Spring 2016.
Abigail Barefoot is a Ph.D. student in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on the ways women claim space for themselves when engaging in activism in the public sphere while also navigating their safety from sexual and physical violence that might occur from other activists and from the police. Abigail is a second year WGSS Ph.D. student.
Spring 2018: Abigail is teaching WGSS 327 "Perspectives in: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies"
Spring 2018 Office hours: Mondays 9:00-11:00 and Thursdays 10:00-11:00 & by appt.
Mariah Crystal is a Ph.D. student at the University of Kansas in the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has a B.A. in German and Management from St. Olaf College, and an M.A. in Public Policy and International Development Management from the University of Washington. Mariah has received the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship for summer 2017 and the 2017-18 academic year to study Kiswahili language as well as African and African-American Studies.
Aster Gilbert (pronouns: she/her, they/them) is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas. She received her BA in Film & Video Studies from Columbia College Chicago in 2008 and went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies from Roosevelt University in 2013. Her thesis examined the gendered dynamics of filmmaker reception in online film communities. Her current dissertation research looks at online pornography fan communities, specifically fans who create their own pornography through remixing and re-editing available material found online. Aster has presented her research on trans* and interracial “micropornography” at both the National Women’s Studies Association and the American Studies Association conferences. In 2016 she received a research grant to travel to the Kinsey Institute to study archival homemade pornographic materials and recently she was invited to give a presentation on her work at Connecticut College. Aster’s areas of study include Porn Studies, New Media Studies, and Trans* and Queer theory. She teaches courses on LGBTQ Studies and received a grant to develop a course on Sex, Gender, & New Media at the University of Kansas.
Spring 2018: Aster is teaching an ONLINE (16 week course) WGSS 530 "Sex and Gender in New Media"
Spring 2018 Office hours: Tuesdays 1:00-3:00
Sam Kendrick is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas. Her research takes a cultural studies approach and focuses on the function of sex in interpersonal relationships. Her areas of interest include pop culture, performativity, and citizenship.
Spring 2018: Sam is teaching WGSS 101 "Intro to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies"
Spring 2018 Office hours: Mondays 1:00-3:00 and Thursdays 10:00-11:00
WGSS Ph.D. student Josephine Kipgen is an international student from India. She obtained a B.A. and M.A. in English from the Univ. of Delhi, India and an M.A. in WGS from the Univ. of Northern Iowa. Her areas of interest include postcolonial studies, women's writing, religion, and gender-based violence.
Spring 2018: Josephine is teaching WGSS 333 "Politics of Physical Appearance"
Spring 2018 Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:00-12:00
Congratulations to Liam Lair, who will be starting a new job this fall as Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender Studies at West Chester University in Pennsylvania: https://www.wcupa.edu/arts-humanities/womensStudies/ Liam will be teaching Intro to Women's & Gender Studies, as well as launching a new class: Transfeminist Theories.
Congratulations to Finn Lease on her completion of the 1st Ph.D. to be awarded at the University of Kansas in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. Finn was awarded on Aug. 24, 2015. Finn's dissertation is entitled "A Strong Woman of the Lord: Performing Gender at the Intersection of Sport and Evangelical Christianity."
An Sasala is a PhD Student in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas. Ze is also completing a graduate certificate in Film & Media Studies. Zir research focuses on transgender identities and experiences and marks the interstices and influences that intrinsically link technology and embodied identities such as gender, sexuality, and race.
Spring 2018: An Sasala is instructing a WGSS 101 Lecture.
Spring 2018 Office hours: Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 and Thursdays 11:30-12:30 & by appt.
Corinne Schwarz is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas. Corinne's dissertation explores the narratives and stereotypes that shape human trafficking across the Midwest.
Corinne Schwarz will be a GRA, in the Political Science Department, for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
Aminata Seck is originally from Senegal and is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Bard College and is finishing her Masters in Global and International Studies at KU.
Alli Smith is a first-year PhD student in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies with a concentration in Psychology. Her research interests include the intersections of feminist identity and body image with sex and sexuality.
Alli is conducting research with Dr. Muehlenhard this semester on self-imposed regulatory mechanisms for sexual decision making, particularly how they relate to body shame.
Mary Louisa Spangler is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas.
Spring 2018: Mary Louisa is scheduled to teach WGSS 333 "Politics of Physical Appearance"
Spring 2018 Office hours: Wednesdays 11:00-1:00 and Fridays 11:00-12:00
Elizabeth Stigler is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a graduate certificate student in the Museum Studies department at the University of Kansas.
Spring 2018: Liz is teaching ONLINE section of WGSS 101 and assisting Dr. Vanderhurst in WGSS 301.
Spring 2018 Office hours: contact instructor for more information