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Faculty members in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program represent a variety of disciplines in the humanities, the fine arts, and the social and natural sciences.  They are published in prestigious professional and literary journals, and frequently present their research findings and literary work at national and international conferences, including the annual meetings of the National Women’s Studies Association and the Association of Women in Psychology.  Our faculty work closely with students and assist them in their academic pursuits–whether it is research in the social sciences, creative writing, or dance performance.

Women’s and Gender Studies Faculty 2020-21

Maia Bailey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Indiana University

Mary L. Bellhouse, Ph.D. 

Professor Emeritus of Political Science

State University of New York at Buffalo

Elizabeth A. Bridgham,  Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

University of Virginia

Abigail T. Brooks, Ph.D., Director

Associate Professor of Sociology

Boston College

Angela Licia Carlson, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

University of Toronto

Peter Costello, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Pennsylvania State University

Catherine E. Gordon​, Ph.D.

Professor of Music

University of Michigan

Bruce Graver, Ph.D.

Professor of English

University of North Carolina

Rev. Kenneth Gumbert, O.P., M.F.A.

Professor of Film Studies in Theatre Arts

University of Utah

Margaret Healy-Varley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Harvard  University

Jennifer Illuzzi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

University of Minnesota

Deborah J. Johnson, Ph.D.  

Professor Emeritus of Art History and Women’s Studies

Brown University

Patricia M. Lawlor, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of French

Boston University

Margaret M. Manchester, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of History

Clark University

Gloria-Jean Masciarotte, Ph.D.

Special Lecturer

Brown University

Vance Morgan, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

University of Wyoming

Jessica Mulligan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management

Harvard University

Jeffrey Nicholas, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor of Philosophy

University of Kentucky

Charlotte G. O’Kelly, Ph.D. 

Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies

University of Connecticut

Wendy R. Oliver, Ed.D.

Professor of Theatre, Dance and Film and Women’s Studies

Columbia University

Maureen C. Outlaw, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies

Pennsylvania State University

Jane Lunin Perel, M.F.A.

Professor Emerita of English and Women’s Studies

University of Massachusetts

Despina Prassas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology

Catholic University

Carmen A. Rolon, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education and Women’s Studies

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

C. Kelly Smith, MSW​

Special Lecturer of Social Work​

Tuire Valkeakari, Ph.D.

Professor of English

University of Helsinki

Eve Veliz-Moran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill