Program advisors


Core Faculty

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    Carolyn Zerbe Enns

    Professor of Psychology

    Serves as co-chair and advisor for the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program. She studies and publishes on feminist, multicultural, and transnational pedagogies and psychotherapies. She teaches Feminist Theories, Psychology of Women and Gender, and co-teaches the off-campus course Culture, Gender, and Public Policy in Japan. Ph.D. in counseling psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara; M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, California State University, Fresno; B.A., Tabor College

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    Shannon Reed

    Associate Professor of English

    Serves as co-chair and advisor for the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program. She teaches Social Justice Perspectives and Practices, and has taught Women on the Verge: Crossing Borders, and Crossing Boundaries in Literature and Film. Ph.D., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, M.A., California State University, Sacramento, B.A., Earlham College

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    Aparna Thomas

    Associate Professor of Politics and of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

    Chairs the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program. Teaches the gender, sexuality, and women's studies core courses Gender, Power, and Identity and Social Justice Perspectives and Practices, along with Global Feminisms and the cross-listed electives Women and Politics: A Cross-National Perspective and Gender in Developing Countries. She is an expert on the politics of South Asia and global feminism. She serves as Cornell's faculty advisor to the India Studies Program sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Ph.D. and M.A., Western Michigan University; B.A., Hope College

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Affiliated Faculty

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    Craig Allin

    Professor of Politics

    Teaches the gender, sexuality, and women's studies elective Race, Sex, and the Constitution. Ph.D. and M.A., Princeton University; B.A., Grinnell College

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    Tori Barnes-Brus

    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Teaches Reproductive Practices, Reproductive Policies. Ph.D., University of Kansas, M.A., University of Kansas at Lawrence; B.A., Cornell College

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    Marty Condon

    Professor of Biology

    Teaches Sex: An Evolutionary Perspective. Ph.D., University of Texas; B.S., University of Michigan

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    Erin Davis

    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Teaches Gender Diversity, Families and Family Policy, Sexualities, Gender Differences and Inequalities, Self and Identity, and Sociology of the Body. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Virginia; B.A., New College

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    Melinda Green

    Professor of Psychology

    Teaches the gender, sexuality, and women's studies elective Psychology of Women and Gender. Ph.D. and M.S., Iowa State University, B.A., University of Iowa

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    John Gruber-Miller

    Professor of Classics

    Teaches Women in Antiquity and Love, and Sexuality in Greece and Rome. Ph.D. and M.A., The Ohio State University; B.A., Xavier University

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    Leslie Hankins

    Professor of English

    Teaches the gender, sexuality, and women's studies electives Virginia Woolf, and Film and Criticism.

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    Michelle Herder

    Associate Professor of History

    Teaches Women in the Renaissance and Reformation. Ph.D. and M.Phil., Yale University; B.A., Carleton College

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  • Genevieve Migely

    Associate Professor of Philosophy

    Teaches Philosophy of Feminism. Ph.D. and M.A., Claremont Graduate University; B.A., Northwestern University

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    Joseph Molleur

    Professor of Religion

    Teaches Christianity Today: Feminist Theology. Ph.D., Boston College; M.A., Episcopal Divinity School; B.A., Grinnell College

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    Alfrieta Monagan

    Professor of Anthropology

    Teaches the gender, sexuality, and women's studies elective Women's Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Ph.D. and M.A., Princeton University; B.A., George Washington University

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    Michelle Mouton

    Professor of English

    Teaches the gender, sexuality, and women's studies elective Fairy Tales, Walt Disney, and Cultural Criticism. B.A., Tulane University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    Mary Olson

    Professor of Sociology

    Teaches the gender, sexuality, and women's studies elective Women: Oppression and Resistances. Ph.D. and M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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    Christina Morris Penn-Goetsch

    Professor of Art History

    Teaches Intro to Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Feminist Art, and Saints and She Devils. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Iowa; B.A., University of Virginia

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    Katy Stavreva

    Associate Professor of English

    Teaches the gender, sexuality, and women's studies elective Renaissance Non-Dramatic Literature: Women Writers in the Age of Shakespeare. Ph.D., University of Iowa; Specialist (combined BA and MA degree), Sofia University

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    Catherine Stewart

    Professor of History

    Teaches the gender, sexuality, and women's studies electives United States Social History Since 1940 and Work and Leisure in Modern America.

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    Jama Stilwell

    Professor of Music

    Teaches Women and Music. Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.M., Northwestern University; B.M., University of Iowa

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    Ellen Whale

    Professor of Kinesiology

    Teaches Women and Sport. M.S., Eastern Illinois University; B.S., Illinois State University

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