Affiliated Faculty

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Affiliated Faculty

Kristin Anderson

Sociology. Gender and society, the family in society, domestic violence and the criminal justice system.

Dharitri Bhattacharjee

South Asian History, Indian Ocean World, Empire, Colonialism, Decolonization

Bidisha Biswas

Political Science. Diaspora politics, international relations, ethnic and civic conflicts, terrorism.

Christina Byrne

Psychology. Interpersonal violence and psychological trauma.

Josh Cerretti

History and WGSS Interim Director. Local and transnational feminisms, memory, trauma, and violence in wartime. (Joint Appointment in History and WGSS)

Elizabeth Colen

English. Hybrid genres, experimental writing, ecopoetics, and literary collage.

Rita Daniels

Communication Studies. African womanism, women and gender studies, intersectionality, women organizing and organizations, decolonization, intergroup communication, and mixed research methods.

Shirin Deylami

Political Science. Feminist and queer theory; post-colonial and Islamic thought; and gender and Islam.

Raine Dozier

Health & Community Studies. Gender theory; sociology; social and economic inequality.

Julie Dugger

English. Women writers, gender and genre, the romance novel.

Marie Eaton

Fairhaven College. Lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered issues in education. (Emerita)

Nada Elia

Arab and Muslim American Studies.

Lena Ericksen

Psychology. Gender issues.

Mary Erickson

Communication Studies. Critical media studies, gender, film/TV/internet, media industries.

Amanda Eurich

History. Gender, sexuality, and religion in early modern Europe.

Barbara Farrand

Psychology. Gender issues, learning and cognitive development, adolescent development.

Angela Fillingim

Sociology. Human rights, immigration, international law, Latin America, race, and political sociology.

Allison Giffen

English. Early 19th century American women writers and American women poets.

Carol Guess

English. Queer Studies, Creative Writing.

Pam Hardman

English. Women's literature, cultural studies, medical institutions' treatment of women.

Nini Hayes

Environmental Studies. Critical education theory, environmental education, and social justice.

Vicki Hsueh

Political Science. Feminist political theory, political participation and gender, post-colonialism, ethnicity, and race.

Mary Hunt

Public Health. Gender and sexual and reproductive health, particularly abortion.

Melina Juárez Pérez

Political Science and WGSS. Immigration, Latinx politics, race, gender, and sexuality. 
(Joint Appointment in Political Science and WGSS).

Laura Laffrado

English. Early U.S. literature and culture, U.S. women's writing, women's autobiographical writing.

Jean Lee

Caribbean and Asian American literature, specializes in Indo-Caribbean and Afro-Caribbean feminism, Black feminist theory and literature, Queer Caribbean theory and literature, African American literature, and literary theory

Anne Lobeck

English. Language and gender.

Jen Lois

Sociology. Social psychology, emotions, gender, qualitative methods.

Kelly Magee

English. Creative writing, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered studies.

Lori Martindale

Honors and WGSS. Gender studies; film and media studies; philosophy and literature; feminist theory; writing about literature.

Barbara Miller

Art History. Feminist art theory, contemporary women artists, and the representation of gender in modern and contemporary visual culture.

Carolyn Nielsen

Journalism. Diversity, mass media and social change as it relates to women's lives.

Nancy Pagh

English. Gender and Pacific Northwest regional studies, women and environments, women and space.

Suzanne Paola

English. Creative writing, women and literature.

Rachel Paul

Political Science. Women and politics.

Tracey Pyscher

Secondary Education. Social and cultural experiences of children and youth with histories of DV; school, critical literacy and learning, and praxis.

Lysa Rivera

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.

Rae Lynn A. Schwartz-DuPre

Communication and WGSS. Rhetoric, mass media and postcolonial communication. (Joint Appointment in Comm Studies and WGSS)

Ely Shipley


Michael Slouber

Liberal Studies. South Asia history and culture, gender and sexuality.

Tamara Spira

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. 

Anika Tilland-Stafford

WGSS. Queer & feminist theory and methods, critical childhood studies, colonialism and North American history.

Midori Takagi

Fairhaven College. Race, class and gender, comparative studies of women of color.

Shurla Rogers-Thibou

WGSS. Introduction to Women Studies, women and globalization.

Kate Trueblood

English. Women and literature, creative writing.

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.

Theresa Warburton

English. Contemporary women's literature, Native literature, women of color and indigenous feminisms, feminist theory, anarchist studies, social justice.

Cameron Whitley


Christopher Wise

International Studies. Colonization/Post colonization and expected gender roles.

Jane Wong

English. Creative writing, women of color in the literary arts, Asian American studies, digital humanities.

Greg Youmans

English. Film and media studies, documentary and experimental cinema, LGBTQ history and historiography, and queer and feminist theory.

Sarah Zarrow

History. Jewish women's history and culture, gender and sexuality in Judaism.

Sarah Zimmerman

History. Africa, colonialism, women and gender.