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Peg Brand Weiser
Adjunct Instructor
Email: mbweiser@email.arizona.e
TEL: 520-621-5045
Office: Social Sciences 216D

An artist (M.A., studio art) with a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Peg Brand Weiser is Emerita Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at IUPUI (Indiana University -...
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Eithne Luibheid Ph.D.
Acting Department Head, Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies
Email: eithne@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-2746
Office: Tyndall 109

Eithne Luibhéid is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from Berkeley, and her research focuses on the connections among queer lives, racialization processes, state immigration controls, and citizenship. She served as the Director of the Institute for...
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Stephanie Troutman Robbins
Department Head, on sabbatical for AY 22-23
Email: troutmans@arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-2167
Office: 110B

Dr. Stephanie Troutman Robbins (she/her) is a Black feminist scholar, mother and first-generation college student. She is the Department Head of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona and she is Associate Professor of Emerging Literacies in Rhetoric...
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Victoria Adams
Ph.D. Student
Email: victoriaa@email.arizona.edu

Victoria is a doctoral candidate in Gender and Women's Studies. Her work is focused on violence against women, narratives, and meaning in language. She holds an Masters of Public Health from University of Michigan.

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Wanda Alarcón
Assistant Professor
Email: walarcon@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7338
Office: 206 B

I am an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in Chicana literature, music, and decolonial feminist thought.  I received my Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality from UC Berkeley and was a Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for...
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Beth Alpert Nakhai
Associate Professor
Email: bnakhai@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5762
Office: Marshall 422

Beth Alpert Nakhai is an associate professor in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies and an affiliated member of the School of Anthropology.  She teaches courses on archaeology, Hebrew Bible, Near Eastern history and women in ancient Israel. She received her M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School...
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Diane Austin Ph.D.
Research Anthropologist, Director of School of Anthropology
Email: daustin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520)626-3879
Office: Emil W. Haury Anth. Bldg. 316

(Ph.D. UMich 1994)

Research Interests
Dr. Diane Austin’s work examines the impacts of the offshore oil and gas industry in communities along the Gulf of Mexico; addresses environmental issues along the Arizona-Sonora border, and involves Southern Paiute cultural resource and...
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Alex Barksdale
Ph.D. Student
Email: barksdale@email.arizona.edu

Alex Barksdale is a second year PhD student in Gender and Women's Studies. They graduated from Rice University in 2011 with a B.A. in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and a B.A. in Anthropology. Their research interests include queer/trans studies, LGBTQ historiography, community-based...
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Michelle Berry
Assistant Professor (Career Track)
Email: mkberry@email.arizona.edu

 I am an historian (PhD, University of Arizona, 2005) whose primary intellectual interests include feminist pedagogy (teaching), ecofeminism, political ecology, environmental and labor history, and sports studies. In each of these, I am interested in understanding how power is constructed around...
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Anne Betteridge Ph.D.
Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Email: anneb@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5450
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg

An anthropologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Anne H. Betteridge is Director of the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies and a faculty member in the UA Department of Near Eastern Studies. She served as Executive Director of the Middle East Studies Association...
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Katia da Costa Bezerra Ph.D.
Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Email: kbezerra@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-0786
Office: Modern Languages

Dr. Katia da Costa Bezerra has published essays on Contemporary Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African literature. She is also concerned with the rescue of a literary production published by mineiras born in the XIX century.Her theoretical approaches include questions on gender, sexuality,...
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Dev Bose
Associate Professor of Practice (Career Track)
Email: bose@arizona.edu
Office: Building: Modern Languages (#67), Room #445

Dr. Dev K. Bose is an associate professor of practice of English at the University of Arizona. He is also Assistant Director of WP Faculty & Inclusion; affiliate faculty of Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English; affiliate faculty of Gender & Women’s Studies; co-chair of...
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Meg Lota Brown
Associate Dean, Professional Development; Professor, English (Tenured); Associate Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Email: mlbrown@arizona.edu
Office: Administration Room #322

Meg Lota Brown is Professor of early modern English literature and culture. She is also the Director of the UA Graduate Center and Co-PI for a number of grants in support of graduate education. She is the author or editor of four books and has published numerous articles on Reformation politics...
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Stephanie Brown
Email: stephbrown@email.arizona.edu
Office: Modern Languages 344

Steph Brown has been a lecturer in the Department of English since 2014 and became GWS affiliate faculty in 2016. Her research interests include Anglophone modernism, mass cultural movements in the British Empire during the early twentieth century, literature of decolonization and the end of...
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Margaret Camp
Associate Professor of Practice (Career Track)
Email: mcamp@arizona.edu
Office: Building: Learning Services Building, Room #102

Dr. Maggie Camp is an Associate Professor of Japanese Linguistics in East Asian Studies and an affiliated faculty member of the Center of East Asian Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and with the Institute for LGBT Studies. She received her BA in Japanese and Linguistics from the University...
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Maritza Cardenas
Director of Global Studies; Associate Professor, English (Tenured)
Email: mcardena@arizona.edu
Office: Building: Modern Languages, Room #445

Maritza Cárdenas (she/her) is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Global Studies program at the University of Arizona. She is also an affiliate faculty member in Gender and Women’s Studies, Latin American Studies, the Program in Social Cultural, Critical Theory, Institute of...
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Derrais Carter
Assistant Professor
Email: derraiscarter@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-7884
Office: GWS 212B

Derrais (sounds like Paris) Carter is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist. His scholarly and creative work plays in the vibrant realms of Black Critical Theory, Black Queer Studies, and Black Popular Culture, Narrative Theory, and Cultural History.

Carter has just published...
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Monica J. Casper, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita

Monica J. Casper, Ph.D., is a sociologist whose scholarly and teaching interests include gender, bodies, health, sexuality, disability, and trauma, with particular expertise in reproductive health and politics. Her work is deeply interdisciplinary and includes such approaches as environmental...
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Luna Chung
Ph.D. Student
Email: lunachung@email.arizona.edu

Luna Chung is a PhD Student in Gender and Women’s Studies. Luna graduated with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia. As a former refugee, her research focuses on preserving the oral history of Vietnamese refugees. Her research interests include:...
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Julia Clancy-Smith Ph.D.
Regents Professor
Email: juliac@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8421
Office: Social Sciences 221

Georgetown University M.A. 1978 (History)
École des Hautes Études, Paris 1976-77; 1979-80 (Ethnologie du Maghreb)
and Collège de France
American University in Cairo 1979 (Arabic)
University of California, Los Angeles Ph.D. 1988 (History)...
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Anna Cooper
Assistant Professor
Email: annacooper@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3205
Office: Marshall Bldg, Room 234

Anna Cooper’s research interests include classical and contemporary Hollywood, transnational and postcolonial cinemas, representations of gender, space/place/mobilities in film, and feminist film and media studies.

Her forthcoming monograph, titled An American Abroad: European Travel...
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Jennifer Croissant
Associate Professor
Email: jlc@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-0079
FAX: 520-621-1533
Office: 206 GWS, 925 N. Tyndall

Jen Croissant (PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Science & Technology Studies, 1994) is interested  in the sociology of science and technology, particularly feminist science studies.  Graduate Teaching includes ‘Science & Social Theory,’ ‘Technology & Social Theory,’ and the core...
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Rae Erin Dachille
Assistant Professor
Email: raedachille@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Rae Erin Dachille (Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies, University of California at Berkeley) specializes in the religious and artistic traditions of Himalayan Buddhism. Her research focuses upon representations of the body in art, ritual, philosophy, and medicine in Tibetan and Sanskrit sources.  Dr...
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Linda Darling Ph.D.
Professor, History
Email: ldarling@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-9754
Office: Social Sciences 231

My research deals with fiscal administration in the Ottoman Empire and its connections with political legitimation, and I set my work on the Ottomans within the wider context of the early modern period in Europe and, to a lesser extent, states farther east. My current project examines Ottoman...
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Myra Dinnerstein Ph.D.
Research Professor Emerita
Email: myrad@email.arizona.edu

 Myra Dinnerstein was the founding director of the Women’s Studies department at the University of Arizona in 1975 and the founding director of its research institute, SIROW (the Southwest Institute for Research on Women}in 1979.  She served in those posts until 1989 when she became Research...
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Suzanne Dovi Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Email: sdovi@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 325
Office Hours: Thurs 9-10am

Suzanne Dovi is an Associate Professor of the School of Government...
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Javier Duran Ph.D.
Director, Confluence Center - in the Office of the Vice President for Research
Email: duran@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5137

Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Ph.D., Spanish & Portuguese, University of Arizona, 1995

Research interests:  U.S.-Mexico Border Studies, critical theory, cultural studies, modern and contemporary Latin American narrative, Latin American women...
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Cat Euler
Adjunct Faculty
TEL: 520-621-2151
Office: Tyndall 110C

Catherine Euler received a PhD in history from the University of York, England, after writing an analysis of the overlapping discursive representations of class, race, politics, gender and same-sex intimacies in the diaries of Anne Lister (1791-1840). She is the author of chapter on the women’s...
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Mary Feeney
Email: mfeeney@arizona.edu
Office: Main Library Room A213

I’m the liaison librarian for Gender & Women’s Studies, History, and Journalism in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. I partner with faculty and students in their research, teaching, and learning. I’m also the News Research Specialist, manage the library’s newspapers and news...
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Aileen A. Feng Ph.D.
Associate Professor, French and Italian
Email: aafeng@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520)621-6428
Office: Modern Languages 570

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (2008). Associate Professor and Director of Italian Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Gender & Women's Studies. Dr. Feng specializes in late-Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature with comparative interests in Latin and Medieval-...
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