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CORE FACULTY and their CRIS COURSES

CATHERINE ORR, Chair 

  • Sex and Power; Thinking Queerly*; Masculinities*; New Media Identities

Catherine M. Orr's research focuses on social movements, identities, and disciplinarity. Her work has appeared in Feminist Studies, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Hypatia, and NWSA Journal. She is the co-author (along with Ann Braithwaite) of Everyday Women's and Gender Studies: Introductory Concepts. (Routledge 2016) as well as co-editor (with Ann Braithwaite and Diane Lichtenstein) of Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies (Routledge, 2012). Her preferred gender pronouns are she/her.

M. SHADEE MALAKLOU

  • Sex and Power; Black Lives Matter*

M. Shadee Malaklou's research reads Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks (1952) as a gender studies text to chart a contrapuntal relationship between sexuality, antiblackness, and social and political constructions of time. She intervenes in popular visual media like reality television to interrogate how time moves and for whom to catalog desire and identification as taxonomy and type. Her preferred gender pronouns are she/her.

DR. NICOLE TRUESDELL, Adjunct Assistant Professor of CRIS

  • Racialized Citizenship*

Nicole Truesdell’s, known as Dr. T to students, general interests are in radical pedagogy, academic hustling, and social justice.  Her research focuses on the intersections of race, racism, gender, class, citizenship and belonging, nationalism and the nation-state, community organizing and activism, social movements, and radical black thought. As a trained socio-cultural anthropologist, Nicole examines larger systems of oppression and focuses on local means of resistance within marginalized communities.

LISL WALSH (classics)

  • Sex and Power; Engendering Race: Boundary and Self*; Classical Mythology; Sex and the Eternal City; Greek Civilization; Half-Baked Flesh and Wandering Wombs; Medea: Maiden and Monster; Roman Civilization

 

AFFILIATED FACULTY and their CRIS COURSES

LISA ANDERSON-LEVY (anthropology)

  • Whiteness*; Race and Culture*; Gender and Culture*

DANIEL BAROLSKY (music)

  • Music and Power

DAVID BOFFA (art history)

  • Video Games as Agents of Social Change

GREGORY BUCHANAN (psychology)

  • Human Sexual Identities

SUZANNE COX (psychology)

  • Women's Health; Psychology of Women

SONJA DARLINGTON (education and youth studies)

  • Investigating the Success of Minority Serving Institutions: A Gateway to Higher Education

CARLA DAVIS (sociology)

  • Women, Race, and Class

RACHEL ELLETT (political science)

  • Women and Politics in Africa

JENNIFER ESPERANZA (anthropology)

  • Language and Culture; Anthropology of Consumer Society

NATALIE GUMMER (religious studies)

  • Secularism and Fundamentalism*

CONSTANTINE HADAVAS (classics)

  • Burning Sapphos and Laughing Medusas; Classical Mythology

TAMARA KETABGIAN (English)

  • Victorian Garbage; Steam, Speed, and Modernity: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture; Jane Austin: Fiction, Film, and Fan Cultures

KATHRYN LINNENBERG (sociology)

  • Global Families; Families in Transition; Sociology of Sex and Gender

SYLVIA LÓPEZ (modern languages and literatures)

  • Women Writers of the Spanish Caribbean

JINGJING LOU (education and youth studies)

  • Constructing Difference

DEBRA MAJEED (religious studies)

  • Criminalizing Sexuality, Gendering Islam, Divorce in Judaism and Islam; Women an Citizenship in the Qur'an; Women, Gender, and Islam; Sex, Culture and Religion

HEATH MASSEY (philosophy)

  • Race Theory*

BEATRICE MACKENZIE (history)

  • Citizenship and American History

JO ORTEL (art and art history)

  • Art History/Queer Theory; Eve Was Framed

KYLIE QUAVE (anthropology)

  • Empires, Past and Present

LAURA PARMENTIER (chemistry)

  • Women's Health

TES SLOMINSKI (music)

  • Gender, Sexuality, and Pop Music; Music and Power

PABLO TORAL (political science)

  • Politics of Latin American and the Caribbean

MATTHEW VADNAIS (English)

  • Gender Bending

CAROL WICKERSHAM (sociology)

  • Duffy Internship

LISA HAINES WRIGHT (English)

  • Escaping Oedipus; Undoing the Dimorphic Paradigm*

CECIL YOUNGBLOOD (office of intercultural affairs)

  • Investigating the Success of Minority Serving Institutions: A Gateway to Higher Education

 

* Designates an Advanced Theory course for CRIS majors and minors