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

Katie Batza
Assistant Professor
Blake Hall, Room 321

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

Congrats to Dr. Batza!  Katie Batza is the winner of an ACLS fellowship for Fall 2018 & Spring 2019.


Associate Professor
Blake Hall, Room 504E

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

Fall 2018:  Dr. Britton is teaching WGSS 562 "Women and Politics" and WGSS 802 "Feminist Methodologies."

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Tues., 11:15-2:15 & by appt.


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.

Fall 2018:  Dr. Deer is teaching WGSS 396 "Studies in: Native Feminisms."

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Tues., 12:30-2:00 & by appt.

Alesha Doan
Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060M

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

WGSS Graduate Director, Fall 2018 & Spring 2019.

Fall 2018 Office Hours:  Thursdays 1:00-3:00 & by appointment



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.

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 2018:  Dr. Muehlenhard is teaching WGSS 468 "Psychology of Women."




Ann Schofield
Blake Hall, Room 325

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

Fall 2018:  Dr. Schofield is teaching WGSS 800 "History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies."

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Wed,, 2:00-4:00 & by appt.

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 2018:  Dr. Syrett is teaching WGSS 101 "Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction" and WGSS 803 "Topics in Feminist Pedagogy."

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Tues., 9:00-12:00.


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 2018:  Dr. Takeyama is teaching WGSS 301 "Research Methods."

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Tues., 12:00-2:00 & by appt.

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 2018 & Spring 2019.



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 2018:  Dr. Vicente is teaching WGSS 324 "History of Women and the Body" and WGSS 801 "Feminist Theory."

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Mon., 1:00-2:30 & by appt.

Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 3616

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

Fall 2018 Office Hours: By appointment.


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