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Gender and Sexuality Studies
Leslie Petty, Ph.D., Director
313 Palmer Hall



Mark Behr
M.A. and M.F.A. University of Notre Dame. Queer theory, Post-colonial literature and theory.

Elizabeth Bridges
Ph.D. Indiana University. Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Literature and Visual Culture, Gender and Technology.

Kathleen Doyle
Ph.D. University of Chicago. Spanish Language, Peninsular Spanish Literature, Spanish Women Writers.

Dee Garceau-Hagen
Ph.D. Brown University. Gender in the American West, American Women, Native American History.

Rhiannon Graybill
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Hebrew Bible, Religion and Sexuality, Feminist and Queer Theory.

Judith Haas
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz. Medieval Literature, Feminist Theory.

Li Han
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine. Traditional Chinese Fiction, Narrative Theory, Cultural History of Late Imperial China.

Erin Harmon
MFA Rhode Island School of Design Painting. Natural and Artificial Landscapes, Gardens.

Amy Jasperson
Ph.D., University of Minnesota. American Politics, Political Communication, Public Opinion, and Political Psychology.

Susan Kus
Ph.D., University of Michigan. Archaeology, Malagasy culture and prehistory, materials and metaphors in the construction of worldview.

Jeanne Lopiparo
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Mayan studies, women in prehistory, Latin American archaeology.

Shira Malkin
Doctorat, Universite de Paris; Ph.D. State University of New York. French Language and Literature, Feminism and French Drama.

Michelle Mattson
Ph.D. Stanford University. German Culture and Society, Women’s Studies.

David McCarthy
Ph.D. University of Delaware. Post-World War II American Art and Culture, American Art History, Modern Art.

Charles McKinney
Ph.D. Duke University. 20th-Century U.S. History, African-American History, the Civil Rights Movement.

Gail Murray
Ph.D. University of Memphis. Antebellum Social and Cultural History, Women in the American South, Poverty in America.

Valeria Z. Nollan
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh. 19th and 20th-Century Russian Literature, Film and Film Theory, Rachmaninoff.

Leslie Petty, Director
Ph.D. University of Georgia. Nineteenth-Century American Literature, American Women Writers, Feminist Literary Theory.

Rashna Richards
Ph.D. University of Florida. American Film History, Critical Theory, Transnational Cultural Studies, Visual Culture.

Amy Risley
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin. Comparative and Latin American Politics, Gender and International Relations, Civil Society, Social Movements, Democratization.

Vanessa Rogers
Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Music in the British theatre in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Robert Saxe
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 20th-Century U.S. History, U.S. Foreign Affairs since 1890, 20th-Century American Conservatism, and 20th- Century American Liberalism, War and Gender.

Marsha Walton
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Developmental Psychology, Language and Social Interaction, Psychology of Women.