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Meet the Scholars

Pnina Geraldine Abir-Am

History of Science; Women and Gender in Science; Public Memory of Science; Science Related Theatre and Film; Science Policy for Gender Equality

Penina Adelman

Creative Writing; Biblical Women; Creative Ritual; Jewish Folklore; Coming of Age Rituals 

Nancer Ballard

Creative Writing; Law

Ornit Barkai

Documentary Film, Mass Media, Social Media, Social Memory, Multicultural Memorialization

Rosalind C. Barnett

Life Span Development; Gender

Mary G. Berg

Latin American Literature; Cuban Writers; Spanish-English Translation

Helen A. Berger

Witchcraft and Contemporary Paganism; Women’s Spirituality; Goddess Worship; New Religious Movements

Linda Bond

Installation Art; Women’s Empowerment & Wellbeing as a Pathway to Peace; Art & Activism

Meg A. Bond

Workplace Diversity; Community Psychology; Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

Racism in Litigation; Forced Marriage; MADRE

Lora Brody

Women’s Studies - Aging, Community, Memory, and Self-Image

Terry Byrne

Theater; History; Arts; Journalism

Ann W. Caldwell

Philanthropy; Non-Profit Management and Consulting; Women’s Leadership

Emily Corbató


Nicola Curtin

Activism; Coalition Building Across Difference; Gender, Race and Sexuality; Mentoring; Diversity and Inclusion

Liane Curtis

Women and Music; Music Criticism; Musicology

Paula Doress-Worters

Memoir Writing; Women as Political Activists in History and in the Present; Women’s Health and Sexuality; Aging and Ageism

Andrea L. Dottolo

Feminist Psychology; Social Identities; Qualitative Research

Nurit Eini-Pindyck

Visual Arts

Susan Eisenberg

Arts and Public Policy; Poetry; Mixed Media Installation; Medical Humanities; Occupational Segregation 

Mei Mei Akwai Ellerman

Memoir; Modern Day Slavery; Adoption Issues; Gender and International Development; Chinese History

Rachel Joffe Falmagne

Psychology; Feminist Theory; Epistemology

Fran Forman

Visual Art; Graphic Design; Fine Art Photography

Jane Ring Frank

Music; Creative Arts

Janet Freedman

Feminism; Women and Small Groups; Women's Studies; Libraries and Social Change; Language and Activism

Karen Frostig

Visual Art; Public Memory; Activism; Feminism; Critical Theory

Elinor W. Gadon

Art History; Cultural History; Anthropology; History of Religion; History, Art and Culture of India

Cheri L. Geckler

Photography as Art; Neuropsychology, Medical Education; Medical Ethics

Rajashree Ghosh

International Development; Gender; Violence; Urban Community; Nation

Nance Goldstein

Leadership and Workforce Development; Healthcare Services and Reform; Organizational Studies

Anne Gottlieb

Acting; Theatre; Collaborative Process

E. J. Graff

Gender and Justice (including Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Media Criticism); Fraud and Corruption in International Adoption; LGBT Issues (including Same-Sex Marriage)

Florence George Graves

Journalism; Media; U.S. Politics; Gender Issues; Social Justice Issues

Margaret Morganroth Gullette

Cultural Studies; Age Studies; Gender and Age; Ageism; Middle Ageism

Trisha Gura

Science Writing; Science; Health; Psychology; Eating Disorders

Laury Gutierrez

Women Composers; Women Composers Ibero-America; Latin American Women Music Arrangers; Ethnicity and Early Music; Opera and Oratorio by Women Composers

Mary Oestereicher Hamill

Socially Engaged Art; Documentary Art; Contemporary Installation Art; World Health; Educational Innovation

Suzanne B. Hanser

Music; Music Therapy; Jewish Ritual; Spirituality

Hilde Hein

Philosophy; Feminist Theory; Aesthetics; Museum Theory

Lois Isenman

Cognitive Science

Laurie Kahn

Documentary Film; American History; Women’s History

Amelia LeClair

Women’s Early Music; Women Composers; Musical Works by Women or Anonymous

Jutta Lindert

Genocide; Mental Health; Violence; Social Epidemiology

Ruth Margaret Lomon

Music Composition; Orchestration

Maria Lopez

Law; Cuba; Writing

Louise Levesque Lopman

Gender and Globalization; Maquila (Sweatshop) Workers; Human Rights and Social Justice in El Salvador, Qualitative Feminist Research

Frinde A. Maher

Women and Education; Women’s Studies Education; Feminist Theory; Diversity Issues in Education

Dana Maiben


Mary G. Mason

Literature; Disability Studies; Women’s Studies; Women’s Autobiography; Personal Narrative

Brenda Gael McSweeney

Gender and International Development; Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Issues in West Africa, India and Ireland; Poverty Eradication

June Ellen Mendelson

Mental Health; Women’s Health; Health Insurance Reform; World Peace

Annette Liberman Miller

Acting; Theater; Film

Vivian Montgomery

Women in Early Music; Antebellum American Musical Culture; Historical Performance Practice

Rachel R. Munn

Architecture; Memorials; Memory and Writing

Naomi Myrvaagnes


Ruth Nemzoff

Intergenerational Relationships and In-law Relationships

Siti Nurjanah

Women's political participation in Indonesia; Women and Islam

Patricia Palmieri

U.S. Women’s History; U.S. Social History; U.S. Family History; History of the Culture of Professionalism; Gender Studies

Linda Pololi

Culture of Academic Medicine; Mentoring; Medical Faculty; Faculty Development; Women in Academic Medicine; Underrepresented in Medicine Minority Faculty

Susan L. Porter

American History; Public History/Museum Studies; Oral History; Gender Studies; Jewish History

Smriti Rao

Gender and Economics; International Development; International Trade and Migration; The South Asian Economy; Agrarian Studies

Susan Rivo

Documentary Film; Web-Based Curriculum Development

Gabriel Robinson

Gender; Religion; History; Myth; Ritual

Ellen Israel Rosen

Women and Work; Urban Sociology; Class, Status and Power

Andrea Rosenthal

Women and Aging; Family History

Karin Rosenthal

Fine Art Photography

Rosie F. Rosenzweig

Creativity; Jewish Feminism; Meditation

Ellen Beth Rovner

Culinary Anthropology; Gender; Aging; Memory; Phenomenology

Rochelle Ruthchild

Women's Studies; Russian and Soviet History and Society; Jewish Women's History

Roberta L. Salper

Spanish and Caribbean Literature and Politics; Women’s Studies and Feminist Identity; Social Activism

Nancy Salzer

Film; Women and Film; Screenwriting; Creative Writing

Phoebe K. Schnitzer

Gender Differences in Achievement Concerns; Sexual Education: Pre-college Experiences; Single Motherhood; Father Absence; Clinical Intervention in Poverty-level Families

Angela Shpolberg

Russian Social and Cultural History; Cultural Diplomacy Between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R in the Period Immediately Following the Russian Revolutions; Women’s Studies; Linguistics

Ludmila Shtern

Behavioral Characteristics of Women Surviving Under Pressure of the Holocaust, Wars, the Police States, Ethnic Prejudice, or Everyday Life; Analysis of Events in Russia and Former Republics of the USSR

Eric Silverman

Masculinity; Ritual; Fatherhood; Childhood; Melanesia

Phyllis Rolfe Silverman

Widowers Reactions to the Death of their Spouse; Children’s Reactions to the Death of a Parent

Pamela Swing

Women’s Suffrage; Anthropology; Creativity; Women and Spirituality; Ethnomusicology

Susan Thomson

Gender and Achievement; Bereavement Process; Community Service; South Asian Dance/Music; Ethnography

Rhoda Unger

Psychology of Women and Gender; History of Women in Psychology; Feminist Theory and Methodology; Epistemology and Social Activism

Rahel R. Wasserfall

Developmental Evaluation; Anthropology; Food Studies; Religion

Stephanie Wasserman

Behavioral Neuroscience; Neurophysiology of Cocaine Addiction; Foster Mothering and Attachment Issues

Kristin Waters

Political Philosophy, Intellectual History, Race and Gender, Maria W. Stewart, Aphra Behn