Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.
This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.
The minor in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on feminist scholarship in the humanities and the social sciences. The program not only explores the histories and situations of women in different cultural and social contexts but also examines how the institutionalization and representation of sexual difference structures social relations, cultural values, and educational parameters. Students interested in pursuing feminist scholarship in conjunction with their discipline-based research choose a faculty member in the Field of Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies to serve on their Special Committee and to participate in designing an appropriate interdisciplinary program of study.
Leslie Adelson -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: postwar German literature; migrant and minority discourses; Jewish studies; feminist theory; cultural history
Edward Baptist -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: U.S. history, U.S. south, political culture and masculinity, history of slaves in the Americas, history of gender and race
Rosemary Batt -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: labor markets; changing nature of work and technology; service sector employment and productivity; work-family relations
Judith Bernstock -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: modern art, nineteenth- and twentieth- centuries
Francine Blau -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: labor market outcomes of men and women (including wages, occupations, etc.); labor force participation decisions; labor economics; demographic outcomes
Laura Brown -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: Restoration and eighteenth-century literature; the female literary tradition; feminist criticism and theory
Susan Buck-Morss -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: political and social theory
Debra Castillo -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: Hispanic women writers
Derek Chang -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: Asian-American history; African-American history; ethnicity and race (United States and comparative); American social and cultural history; U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction; comparative slavery and emancipation; American religious history; immigration history
Barbara Correll -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: gender and sexuality in Renaissance literature and cultural history; early modern women's writing
Ileen Devault -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: U.S. working-class history; women's labor history; gender and class
Laura Donaldson -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: American Indian literature and culture; American Indian women; post-colonial studies; gender, race and law; religion and literature
Matthew Evangelista -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: international relations; gender and war; international humanitarian law
Rochelle (Shelley) Feldman -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: South Asia; feminist epistemology; international political economy; development theory; citizenship; Islamic fundamentalism; labor markets
Maria Fernandez -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: history and theory of digital art; cybernetics and art in the late 1950s and 1960s; artificial life art; the integration of media theory with post-colonial and feminist theory
Joanne Fortune -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: hormonal control of ovarian development and function in vertebrates
Robert Frank -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: female-male wage differentials
J. Ellen Gainor -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: feminist theatre criticism and theory; women playwrights
Durba Ghosh -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: modern south Asia; gender; colonialism
Sandra Greene -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: gender and ethnicity in precolonial West Africa
Sabine Haenni -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: American cinema and cultural studies, intersections of gender and ethnicity in U.S. popular and mass culture
Kim Haines-Eitzen -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: early Christianity; women's studies; biblical studies; early Judaism
Ellis Hanson -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: queer theory; Victorian studies; film
Molly Hite -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: twentieth-century women writers; feminist theory
Saida Hodzic -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: medical anthropology, feminism, violence; Ghana, Africa
Vivo profile David Holmberg -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: anthropology of women and gender; cultural anthropology; religion and society
Cary Howie -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: French and Italian middle Ages in relation to literacy theory, theology and queer studies
Robert Hutchens -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: impact of welfare programs on female-headed families
Jan Jennings -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: design and environmental analysis
Jane Juffer -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: feminist theory; Latino/a culture; cultural studies; ethnography
Mary Katzenstein -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: women and politics; population policy; South Asia
Isaac Kramnick -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: women in social theory
Claudia Lazzaro -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: medieval and Renaissance art history
Petrus Liu -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: queer and feminist theory; Chinese cultural studies; comparative literature
Jean Locey -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: photography
Kathleen Long -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: French Renaissance literatures and cultures, history of science, gender and sexuality studies (hermaphrodites, early modern transexuality and religious violence)
Tamara Loos -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: Southeast Asia; Thailand; gender; legal studies; sexuality; Internet; travel; identity
Kathryn March -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: anthropology of sex and gender; gender symbolism; life histories; women in development; social and cultural anthropology; South Asia and the Himalayas
Kate McCullough -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: gay and lesbian studies; women and literature; feminist theory
Laura Meixner -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: women art patrons (nineteenth century); representations of women in the nineteenth century
Marilyn Migiel -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests:
Mary Beth Norton -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: American women; women in America before 1860
Andrea Parrot -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: women's health; sexuality; violence against women; cross cultural women's issues
Judith Peraino -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: medieval music; popular music; gender and sexuality in music
Lucinda Ramberg -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: sexuality, gender, religion, power; South India, United States
Masha Raskolnikov -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: Middle English literature; allegory theory; medieval philosophy and rhetoric; contemporary critical theory; feminist and queer studies
Camille Robcis -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: European cultural and intellectual history, history of modern France, gender and sexuality, social and political thought, ethics
Quinetta Roberson -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: organizational justice; diversity and inclusion
Margaret Rossiter -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: women and gender in the history of science
Nerissa Russell -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: European and Near Eastern pre-history; Neolithic studies; zooarchaeology and bone tools; inequality; human-animal relationships; social and symbolic roles of animals and meat
Naoki Sakai -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: nationalism; colonialism; racism; the study of visuality, aural-orality and body; translation and writing systems; 17th- to 20th-Century Japanese thought; Japanese literacy criticism; subjectivity and comparative philosophy
Nicholas Salvato -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: 20th century aesthetics and culture, modern drama, theatre and performance, queer theory, popular representations of gender and sexuality; histories and theories of melodrama
Shirley Samuels -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: American women; women's fiction
P. Steven Sangren -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: Chinese studies; demography; economic anthropology; comparative religion; ideology and social production
Vilma Santiago-Irizarry -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: ethnoracial identity; law; medicine; language; institutional culture; ethnographic methods; dance; the United States; Spanish-speaking Caribbean
Dawn Schrader -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: moral development; epistemology; metacognition; life-span developmental psychology
Suman Seth -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: history of physical sciences in the 19th and 20th Centuries; gender and science; science, colonialism, and nationalism
Anna Marrie Smith -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: lesbian, bisexual and gay studies; feminist theory; theoretical approaches to race and racism; contemporary political theory
Pamela Tolbert -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: organizations, gender stratification
Marie-Claire Vallois -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: French women writers; French feminism; women in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France
Amy Villarejo -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: feminist and queer film/video; "Third Cinema"; postcolonial film/video; Marxism/cultural studies
Sara Warner -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: dramatic literature; performance studies; theories of gender and sexuality; queer performance and culture; second wave feminism
Mildred Warner -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: privatization; devolution; social policy; economic development; social capital
Rachel Weil -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: gender; political culture in early modern England and Europe
Lindy Williams -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: family sociology and household decision making
Dagmawi Woubshet -- Concentrations: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; Research interests: AIDS narratives; African-American literature and culture; queer studies; Ethiopian poetics