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

Spring 2019:  Dr. Britton is teaching WGSS 662 "Gender and Politics in Africa" and WGSS 802 "Feminist Methodologies."

Spring 2019 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.

Spring 2019:  Dr. Deer is teaching WGSS 101 "Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies."

Spring 2019 Office Hours: Wed., 9:00-12:00 & 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.

Spring 2019:  Dr. Doan is teaching WGSS 701 "Seminar in: Policing the Womb."

Spring 2019 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

Spring 2019:  Dr. Hardison is teaching WGSS 396 "Studies in: Black Feminist Theory."

Spring 2019 Office Hours: Tuesdays & by email appointment.

Fraser Hall, Room 305

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

Spring 2019:  Dr. Muehlenhard is teaching WGSS 111 "Introduction to Human Sexuality Studies" and WGSS 521/821 "Women & Violence."

Ann Schofield
Blake Hall, Room 325

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

Spring 2019:  Dr. Schofield is teaching Online WGSS 511 "U.S. Women, 1870-Present."

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

Spring 2019:  Dr. Syrett is teaching WGSS 701 "Seminar in: History of American Sexuality."

Spring 2019 Office hours:  Tuesdays 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

Spring 2019:  Dr. Takeyama is teaching WGSS 583 "Love, Sex, and Globalization."

Spring 2019 Office hours: Tuesdays 11:30-1:00 & by appointment.

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.

Spring 2019:  Dr. Vicente is teaching WGSS 321 "From Mystics to Feminists."

Spring 2019 Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 & by appt.

Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 3616

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

Spring 2019:  Dr. Warren is teaching WGSS 319 "Women and Diversity in the U.S."

Spring 2019 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12;30-2:00.


Dr. Janet Sharistanian

Dr. Janet Sharistanian, founding director of KU Women’s Studies, passed away on Wed., Feb. 6, 2019. More information »

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