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Mariah Crystal
327 Blake Hall, Office hours for Spring 2017: Fridays 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-2:00

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 is a first year WGSS Ph.D. student.  For Fall 2016, and Spring 2017, Mariah will be instructing two WGSS 101 discussion sections for Dr. Akiko Takeyama.

Abigail Barefoot
327 Blake Hall, Office hours for Spring 2017: Mon & Wed 12:30-2:00

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 first year WGSS Ph.D. student.  For Fall 2016, and Spring 2017, Abigail will be instructing two WGSS 101 discussion sections for Dr. Akiko Takeyama.

Rachel Denney
328 Blake Hall, ONLINE Office hours for Spring 2017: Thursdays 8:30-11:30

Rachel Denney is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas.

For Spring 2017, Rachel will teach ONLINE WGSS 101 "An Interdiscip. Intro. to WGSS".

Andrew Gilbert is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas.

For Spring 2017, Andrew will teach ONLINE course WGSS 530.

Trevor Grizzell

Trevor Grizzell is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas.  Trevor's dissertation research examines depictions and deployments of "stuckness" in U.S. visual culture.

327 Blake Hall, Office hours for Spring 2017: Mondays 12:00-1:00 & Tuesdays 12:30-2:30

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.

For Spring 2017, Josephine will teach WGSS 333 "Politics of Physical Appearance."

Liam Lair's current research examines the development of “transvestite” and “transsexual” as diagnoses in the early 20th century.

Liam was awarded the 2nd PhD (with honors) in WGSS at the University of Kansas, in Spring 2016. Liam's dissertation is entitled "Disciplining Diagnoses: Sexology, Eugenics, and Trans* Subjectivities."

Liam will be a Visiting Assistant Professor in WGS at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University.

Finn Lease

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."

Ashley Mog

Ashley Mog is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas.

Ashley has been selected for the AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year.
 

Marilyn Ortega
213C Bailey Hall, Office hours for Spring 2017: Mondays and Fridays 11:00-12:30

Marilyn Ortega is a PhD student in the American Studies Department. 

Marilyn is currently appointed as a GTA in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.

For Spring 2017, Marilyn will teach WGSS 327 "Perspectives in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies."

Marcy Quiason

For Spring 2017, Marcy Quiason has been offered and accepted a Graduate Research Position for the Heartland Project, for a GRA appointment, which is funded by the Institute for Policy & Social Research.

An Sasala

An Sasala is a PhD Student in the Department of 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.

An Sasala is a GRA  in the WGSS Department during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.

 

Corinne Schwarz

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 Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.

327 Blake Hall, Office hours for Spring 2017: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-10:30 or by appt.

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.

For Spring 2017, Aminata will teach WGSS 330 "Women in Contemporary African Literature."

Elizabeth Stigler
ONLINE office hours for Spring 2017: Tuesdays 11:00-2:00

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.

For Spring 2017, Liz will teach ONLINE course WGSS 333.

Mary Williams
307 Blake Hall, Office hours for Spring 2017: Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 and Fridays 10:00-11:00

Mary Louisa Williams is a Ph.D. student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas.

For Spring 2017, Mary Louisa will teach WGSS 333 "Politics of Physical Appearance".

Visiting GTA

Teaching WGSS 311 (Assisting Dr. Batza and Dr. Forth)
Blake Hall, room #328
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 & Wednesdays 1:00-3:00

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