Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Faculty
Sociology. Gender and society, the family in society, domestic violence and the criminal justice system.
Political Science. Diaspora politics, international relations, ethnic and civic conflicts, terrorism.
History and WGSS Interim Director. Local and transnational feminisms, memory, trauma, and violence in wartime.
Josh.Cerretti@wwu.edu (Joint Appointment in History and WGSS)
English. Hybrid genres, experimental writing, ecopoetics, and literary collage.
History. Russian women's history and culture.
Political Science. Feminist and queer theory; post-colonial and Islamic thought; and gender and Islam.
English. Women writers, gender and genre, the romance novel.
Fairhaven College. Lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered issues in education.
Psychology. Gender issues.
Communication Studies. Critical media studies, gender, film/TV/internet, media industries.
History. Gender, sexuality, and religion in early modern Europe.
Psychology. Gender issues, learning and cognitive development, adolescent development.
Sociology. Human rights, immigration, international law, Latin America, race, and political sociology.
English. Early 19th century American women writers and American women poets.
English. Queer Studies, Creative Writing.
Anthropology. Cross-cultural women studies, gender in visual media and popular culture, gender and body, women's folk arts.
English. Women's literature, cultural studies, medical institutions' treatment of women.
Environmental Studies. Critical education theory, environmental education, and social justice.
Political Science. Feminist political theory, political participation and gender, post-colonialism, ethnicity, and race.
Melina Juárez Pérez
Political Science and WGSS. Immigration, Latinx politics, race, gender, and sexuality. (Joint Appointment in Political Science and WGSS).
English. Early U.S. literature and culture, U.S. women's writing, women's autobiographical writing.
English. Language and gender.
Sociology. Social psychology, emotions, gender, qualitative methods.
Sociology. Family and life course, social gerontology, Asian/Asian American.
English. Creative writing, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered studies.
Honors and WGSS. Gender studies; film and media studies; philosophy and literature; feminist theory; writing about literature.
Mary Janell Metzger
English. Feminist, gender, and critical theory; early modern lit & culture; globalization and literature, globalization, women and literature.
Art History. Feminist art theory, contemporary women artists, and the representation of gender in modern and contemporary visual culture.
WGSS. Introduction to Women Studies, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered studies, creative writing, feminist theory.
Journalism. Diversity, mass media and social change as it relates to women's lives.
English. Gender and Pacific Northwest regional studies, women and environments, women and space.
English. Creative writing, women and literature.
Political Science. Women and politics.
English. Chicano/a and African American literature and culture, science fiction, literature and culture.
Debra J. Salazar
Political Science. Queer politics, social justice, social change, women and environmental politics.
Anthropology. Gendered aspects of technoscience, reproduction and kinship, cross-cultural sex and gender.
History/ESJ/ACS. Social movements, ethnic studies, Asian-American and Black power movements, labor rights.
Rae Lynn A. Schwartz-DuPre
Communication and WGSS. Rhetoric, mass media and postcolonial communication.
RaeLynn.Schwartz-DuPre@wwu.edu (Joint Appointment in Comm Studies and WGSS)
Liberal Studies. South Asia history and culture, gender and sexuality.
Fairhaven/American Cultural Studies. Transnational, de-colonial, and critical race feminist theories and praxis; queer of color and transnational sexuality studies and feminist critiques of militarism, prisons, and empires.
WGSS. Queer & feminist theory and methods, critical childhood studies, colonialism and North American history.
Fairhaven College. Race, class and gender, comparative studies of women of color.
WGSS. Introduction to Women Studies, women and globalization.
English. Women and literature, creative writing.
Art. Time-based art, queer radicalism, transgender hirstory, and imperfect role models.
Verónica N. Vélez
Education and Social Justice/Woodring and Fairhaven. Critical race theory and Latina/o critical theory in education, Chicana feminist epistemologies, politics of parent engagement in educational reform, particularly for Latina/o (im)migrant families, and participatory action and community-based models of research.
English. Contemporary women's literature, Native literature, women of color and indigenous feminisms, feminist theory, anarchist studies, social justice.
Political Science. Social and health policy, women and politics, feminist political theory.
International Studies. Colonization/Post colonization and expected gender roles.
English. Creative writing, women of color in the literary arts, Asian American studies, digital humanities.
English. Film and media studies, documentary and experimental cinema, LGBTQ history and historiography, and queer and feminist theory.
Anthropology. Cross cultural gender roles.
History. Jewish women's history and culture, gender and sexuality in Judaism.
History. Africa, colonialism, women and gender.