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"


Sarah Deer
Blake Hall, Room 322

Sarah Deer (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) has worked to end violence against women for over 25 years and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2014. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims' rights. Prof. Deer is a co-author of four textbooks on tribal law. Her latest book is The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America, which has received several awards. Her work on violence against Native women has received national recognition from the American Bar Association and the Department of Justice. Professor Deer is also the Chief Justice for the Prairie Island Indian Community Court of Appeals.

Alesha Doan
Associate Professor School of Public Affairs & Administration; Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Blake Hall, Room 404

Public policy, Reproductive policy, Feminist methods, Research design, Reproductive justice, Diversity and equity in public organizations

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
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

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

Faculty Office: Room 320 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"

Faculty Office:  Room 318B Blake

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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