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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 988  

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 988

Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, School of Arts and Sciences


Chair: Mary Trigg

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Kyla Schuller


Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd, Political Science; Ph.D., Rutgers

Radhika Balakrishnan, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D., Rutgers

Ethel Brooks, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Sociology; B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., New York

Charlotte Bunch, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; B.A., Duke

Abena Busia, English/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D., St. Anthony's College (Oxford)

Susan J. Carroll, Political Science; B.A., Miami (Ohio); M.A., Ph.D., Indiana

Sylvia Chan-Malik, American Studies; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Ed Cohen, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D., Stanford

Brittney Cooper, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; B.A., Howard; Ph.D. Emory

Harriet Davidson, English/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Carlos Ulises Decena, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Latino and Caribbean Studies; B.A., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., New York

Marisa Fuentes, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/History; B.A., California (Santa Cruz); Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Judith Gerson, Sociology/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies B.A., Syracuse; Ph.D., Cornell

Mary Gossy, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D., Harvard

Nancy Hewitt, History/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Jacquelyn Litt, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; B.A., William Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Phyllis Mack, History/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; B.A., Barnard; M.A., San Francisco State; Ph.D., Cornell

Maya Mikdashi, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Middle Eastern Studies; Ph.D., Columbia

Jasbir Puar, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Yana Rodgers, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; B.A., Cornell; Ph.D., Harvard

Zakia Salime, Sociology/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; B.A., Mohamed Ben Abdullah (Morocco); M.A., Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Louisa Schein, Anthropology/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; B.A., Brown; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Kyla Schuller, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D. California (San Diego)

Bonnie Smith, History/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D., Rochester

Mary Trigg, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Institute for Women's Leadership; B.S., Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Brown

Deborah Vargas, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ph.D., California (Santa Cruz)

Deborah Gray White, History/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; B.A., New York (Binghamton); M.A., Columbia; Ph.D., Illinois (Chicago)

Affiliate Faculty:

Laura Ahearn, Anthropology; Ph.D., Michigan

Oussenia D. Alidou, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures; Ph.D., Indiana

Louise Barnett, English; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College

Emily Bartels, English; Ph.D., Harvard

Frances Bartkowski, English, Rutgers University-Newark; Ph.D., Iowa

Mia E. Bay, History; Ph.D., Yale

Christine Chism, English; Ph.D., Duke

Ann Baynes Coiro, English; Ph.D., Maryland

Sheila Cosminsky, Anthropology-Rutgers University-Camden; Ph.D., Brandeis

Jeanette Covington, Sociology; Ph.D., Chicago

Jocelyn Crowley, Public Policy; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cynthia Daniels, Political Science; Ph.D., Massachusetts

Belinda Davis, History; Ph.D., Michigan

Marianne DeKoven, English; Ph.D., Stanford

Kayo Denda, Douglass Library; M.A., Rutgers

Elin Diamond, English; Ph.D., California (Davis)

Christina Dunbar-Hester, Journalism and Media Studies; Ph.D., Cornell

Katherine Ellis, English; Ph.D., Columbia

Leslie E. Fishbein, American Studies; Ph.D., Harvard

Nicole Fleetwood, American Studies; Ph.D., Stanford

Jerry Flieger, French; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Sandra Flitterman-Lewis, English; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Jeff Friedman, Dance; Ph.D., California (Riverside)

Ziva Galili, History; Ph.D., Columbia

Fakhrolmolouk Haghani, Middle Eastern Studies; Ph.D., Georgia State

Sandra Harris, Psychology; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)

Angelique Haugerud, Anthropology; Ph.D., Northwestern

Martha Helfer, Germanic, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures; Ph.D., Stanford

Dorothy L. Hodgson, Anthropology; Ph.D., Michigan

Allan P. Isaac, American Studies/English; Ph.D., New York

Karla Jackson-Brewer, Africana Studies; M.S., Bank Street College of Education

Temma Kaplan, History; Ph.D., Harvard

Renée B. Larrier, French; Ph.D., Columbia

Barbara A. Lee, Industrial Relations and Human Resources; Ph.D., Ohio

Joan M. Marter, Art History; Ph.D., Delaware

Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Latino and Caribbean Studies; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Meredith L. McGill, English; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Ferris Olin, Institute for Women and Art; Ph.D., Rutgers

Francoise S. Puniello, Rutgers University Libraries; M.A., M.L.S., Rutgers

Nancy Rao, Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts; Ph.D., Michigan

Patricia A. Roos, Sociology; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Sarah Rosenfield, Sociology; Ph.D., Texas

Dianne F. Sadoff, English; Ph.D., Rochester

Diana Sanchez, Psychology; Ph.D., Michigan

Paul Schalow, Asian Languages and Cultures; Ph.D., Harvard

Mark Schuster, Student Affairs; M.A., Iowa

Richard Serrano, French; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Susan Sidlauskas, Art History; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Jane E. Sloan, Rutgers University Libraries; M.A., California State (San Francisco)

Kristen W. Springer, Sociology; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Arlene Stein, Sociology; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Gayle T. Tate, Africana Studies; Ph.D., CUNY

Sarah Tobias, Institute for Research on Women; Ph.D., Columbia

Camilla Townsend, History; Ph.D., Rutgers

Meredeth Turshen, Urban Studies; Ph.D., Sussex (UK)

Carolyn Williams, English; Ph.D., Virginia

Virginia Yans, History; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)

Yael Zerubavel, Jewish Studies; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies has a rich history at Rutgers University. Inaugurated as a department in 2001, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies has grown from offering a few courses at the university in 1973 to becoming one of the strongest interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in the United States.

At the undergraduate level, we offer a major (women's, gender, and sexuality studies) and four minors (women's, gender, and sexuality studies; critical sexualities; social justice; and gender and media). We have developed each of these minors to introduce pathbreaking research that addresses concerns of particular interdisciplinary constituencies. Reflecting the fundamental commitments of feminist pedagogy, our major and minors provide students with critical tools to engage the challenges of contemporary life and to work toward social transformation and social justice. Annually we teach approximately 4,000 undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students enrolled in courses offered by the department.
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