Affiliated Faculty

The Women's Studies Research Center is delighted and honored to have the following Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies distinguished Core Faculty affiliated with the center:

Affiliated Faculty

Gannit Ankori
Gannit Ankori
Professor of Fine Arts and Chair in Israeli Art, Department of Fine Arts and Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
781-736-7254 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 312

Expertise: Gannit Ankori has published and lectured extensively about modern and contemporary art from a global perspective, with emphasis on issues pertaining to gender, national identity, religion, trauma, exile, hybridity and their manifestations in the creative arts. Her geographical regions of expertise, include the Middle East and Mexico.

Joyce Antler
Joyce Antler
Samuel J. Lane Professor Emerita of American Jewish History and Culture
Professor Emerita of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Elizabeth Bradfield
Elizabeth Bradfield
Associate Professor of the Practice of English, and Co-Director of the Creative Writing Program
781-736-2145 Rabb Graduate Center, 206

Expertise: Poetry—with a particular interest in poems that engage with a sense of place, biology, history, queer identity, and collaborations with/responses to visual art. Literature that bridges worlds. Literary publishing that includes and pushes beyond the traditional magazine format.

Bernadette Brooten
Bernadette Brooten
Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies, Emerita
781-736-2978 Women's Studies Research Center, Epstein

Expertise: Christian studies, New Testament, Post-Biblical Judaism, Early Christian Literature and History, Women and Religion, History of Sexuality, Feminist Sexual Ethics (including focus on law and sexuality), History of Slavery

Headshot of V. Varun Chaudhry
V. Varun Chaudhry
Assistant Professor in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Rabb Graduate Center, 109

Expertise: Nonprofit Organizations and Foundations, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Communities of Color, Queer of Color Critique

Susan Dibble
Susan Dibble
Louis, Frances, and Jeffrey Sachar Professor of Creative Arts
781-736-3415 Spingold Theater Center, 3

Expertise: Movement for the Actor, Historical Dance and Movement Styles, Modern Dance, Composition and Choreography, Clown, Mask, Rudolf Laban and Francois Delsarte Movement Theory and Systems, History of Dance and Movement Training, Lecturer in Dance Composition, Poetry, Literature, Design and the Visual Arts serving as sources for creating Dance Movement Theater and the creative process.

Emilie Diouf
Emilie Diouf
Assistant Professor in English
781-736-2161 Rabb Graduate Center 230
Office Hours: T 1-3

Anglophone and Francophone African literature; Caribbean literature; critical theory; film/media; gender and sexuality studies; postcolonial theory and literature.

Yuri Doolan
Yuri Doolan
Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGS)
781-736-2350 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 216
Office Hours: T 1-2:30 and by appointment

Expertise: Asian American studies, transnational U.S. history, modern Korea, women’s history, gender and sexuality, oral history, critical mixed race studies

M. Cristina Espinosa
M. Cristina Espinosa
Associate Professor
781-736-7660 Heller-Brown Building, 110159

Expertise: Gender, culture and sustainable development/conservation; Gender, livelihoods and social differentiation; Globalization gender and livelihoods; indigenous peoples and ethnicity in development; ethnic spirituality and health.

Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2218 Brown Social Science Center, 226

Expertise: Economic anthropology, mining and resources, anthropology of finance, materiality.

ChaeRan Yoo Freeze
ChaeRan Yoo Freeze
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2987 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 312

Expertise: Jewish History, Women's and Gender Studies.

Anita Hill
Anita Hill
University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-3896 Heller-Brown Building, 374

Expertise: Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy (Gender and Race)

Peter R. Kalb
Peter R. Kalb
Associate Professor of Contemporary Art on the Cynthia L. and Theodore S. Berenson Chair and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2772 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 208

Expertise: Modern and Contemporary Art

Alice Kelikian
Alice Kelikian
Associate Professor of History
781-736-2276 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 219

Expertise: Modern European history. Social history. Italian cinema and culture. She chairs the Program in Film, Television and Interactive Media.

Dorothy Kim
Assistant Professor of English

Expertise: English literature, Medieval Studies, Book History, Premodern Race, Gender and Sexuality, Jewish/Christian relations, Digital Humanities, Digital Media, Digital Alt-Right, Medievalism

Ann Koloski-Ostrow
Ann Koloski-Ostrow
The Kevy and Hortense Kaiserman Endowed Chair in the Humanities
781-736-2183 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 213

Expertise: Roman Art, Archaeology, Civilization, Culture, Engineering, Technology, and Daily Life (including sanitation, toilets, and water systems); Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other sites near Mt. Vesuvius on the Bay of Naples; Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology; Latin Language and Literature; Mythology in Greek and Roman Art and Text; and Greek Language and Literature.

Adrianne Krstansky
Adrianne Krstansky
Barbara Sherman '54 and Malcolm L. Sherman Director of Theater Arts
781-736-3342 Spingold Theater Center, 107

Expertise: Acting, Improvisation, Viewpoints, Collaborative Process/Devising

Sarah Lamb
Sarah Lamb
Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2211 Brown Social Science Center, 208

Expertise: Social-cultural theory. Anthropology of aging. Gender and sexuality. Person and self. Medical anthropology. Immigrant and transnational communities. Understandings of Modernity. South Asia. South Asian Americans. US cultural-historical practices of aging.

Robin Feuer Miller
Robin Feuer Miller
Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities
781-736-3192 Shiffman Humanities Center, 215

Expertise: The novel in Russia and Europe of the nineteenth century. The short story in Russia. The literature of childhood and children's literature.

Carina Ray
Carina Ray
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies
781-736-2027 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 219

Expertise: African and Black Atlantic history; West Africa; Ghana; race, gender, and sexuality; comparative colonialisms and nationalisms; migration and maritime histories.

Sara Shostak
Sara Shostak
Associate Professor of Sociology
781-736-2213 Pearlman Hall, 207

Expertise: Sociology of Health and Illness, Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Sociology, Research Methods

Harleen Singh
Harleen Singh
Associate Professor of Literature, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-8485 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 114

Expertise: Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Colonial Studies; South Asian Novel; Indian Film; Immigrant Literature; Women's and Gender Studies; South Asian Studies.

Marion Smiley
Marion Smiley
J.P. Morgan Chase Professor of Ethics
781-736-2792 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 110

Expertise: Moral, social, and political philosophy/feminist theory

Faith Smith
Faith L. Smith
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and English
781-736-2094 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 217

Expertise: African and Afro-American literature. Caribbean literature.

Siri Suh
Siri Suh
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Expertise: Sociology of Health and Illness; Sociology of Reproduction; Population and Development; Global Health; Science and Technology Studies (STS); Global Ethnography; Research Methods; Sub-Saharan Africa.

Gowri Vijayakumar
Gowri Vijayakumar
Assistant Professor of Sociology
781-736-2633 Pearlman Hall, 211

Expertise: Gender, Sexuality, Transnational Social Movements, Development, Labor and Labor Movements, Feminist Theory, HIV/AIDS, Ethnographic and Interview Methods, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Sabine von Mering
Sabine von Mering
Professor of German and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Director of the Center for German and European Studies
781-736-3227 Shiffman Humanities Center, 209

Expertise: German as a Foreign Language; Climate Change and the Humanities; Fairy Tales; Jewish-German Dialogue; German Women Writers, German Cinema, Age of Goethe, German Drama.

Aida Yuen Wong
Aida Yuen Wong
Nathan Cummings and Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Chair in Fine Arts and Associate Professor of Fine Arts, East Asian Studies and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
781-736-2670 Mandel Center for the Humanities 212

Expertise: Chinese and Asian modern art