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."
Public policy, Reproductive policy, Feminist methods, Research design, Reproductive justice, Diversity and equity in public organizations.
WGSS Graduate Director, Fall 2018 & Spring 2019.
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
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."
The intersection of gender, sexuality, and class. The body, affect, and subjectivity. Human trafficking in Japan. Critical theory. Affective ethnography, and Feminist epistemology.
Faculty Office: Room 614 Fraser
Fall 2018: Dr. Takeyama is teaching WGSS 301 "Research Methods."
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."