We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

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Mary Jo Fox Ph.D.'s picture
Mary Jo Fox Ph.D.
Professor and Research Social Scientist, American Indian Studies
Email: foxm@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-4242
Office: Richard P. Harvill Building 224

Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox (Comanche; Ph.D., 1982, University of Arizona) (AIS)., an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, is an Associate Professor of American Indian Studies (AIS) at the University of Arizona (UA), Tucson, Arizona.

She is the former Director/ Chair of AIS and also served...
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Alison Futrell
Associate Professor
Email: afutrell@arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-8428
Office: Cesar E Chavez Building, Room #419

My interests lie in the discourse, performance, and imagery of power in imperial Rome, with special interest in spectacle and gender. I have authored and edited and co-edited Blood in the Arena; ...
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Francisco J. Galarte Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Email: galarte@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-2167

Francisco J. Galarte is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona where he teaches courses in Chicanx/Latinx Studies and transgender studies. His most recent articles have appeared in publications including...
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Adam M. Geary, PhD.
Associate Professor (Career-track) Emeritus
Email: ageary@email.arizona.edu

Adam M. Geary is an anti-disciplinary scholar coming out of the History of Consciousness tradition of the University of California at Santa Cruz (Ph.D. 2004). His training is in critical theory, continental philosophy, and psychoanalysis, attentive to the persistence of the religious in the...
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Maria D Glowacka
Adjunct Lecturer, Gender & Women's Studies
TEL: 621-5908
Office: GWS Building
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Julieta Gomez
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Reid Gómez
Assistant Professor
Email: reidgomez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-4761
Office: GWS 114B

Reid Gómez is a writer and scholar from San Francisco, California. Her research focus is quantum entanglements—slavery/colonization, Black/Indian, and storytelling/translation. Black and Indigenous studies, and the work of Leslie Marmon Silko, shape her epistemic and writing practice. She is...
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Linda B. Green Ph.D.
Professor, Anthropology
Email: lbgreen@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6291
FAX: (520) 621-2088
Office: Richard P. Harvill Building

Ph.D. 1993, UC Berkeley; MA 1987 UC Berkeley; MPH 1985 Johns Hopkiins

Research Interests
Structural and political violence,  medical anthropology, historical anthropology, indigneous peoples, migration, gender, human rights, anthropology of development,  militarization...
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Alison Greene
Director of Adolescent Research and Services, SIROW
Email: greene@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-295-9339

Alison Greene is a Research Social Scientist for the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), at the University of Arizona, working on education and health projects and community-based research. Alison moved from Philadelphia to Tucson and joined SIROW and the Women’s Studies Dept. in...
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Katy Gross
Program Coordinator
Email: katygross@arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1112
Office: Douglas, 313

Katy Gross has a master’s degree in international relations. She previously worked at the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona as a Senior Program Manager, assisting with grant management for early childhood...
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Jill Guernsey de Zapien
Director, Border / Transborder and Binational Public Health
Email: dezapien@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-7083
Office: Roy P. Drachman Hall

Jill Guernsey de Zapien has been working on community-based public health interventions and research in Arizona and throughout the Southwest for more than 20 years. She has collaborated with others in establishing the first lay health educator or Promotora outreach program in Arizona, Health...
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Faith S. Harden
Associate Professor
Email: fharden@arizona.edu

Faith S. Harden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and affiliated faculty in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the Program in...
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Leila Hudson
Associate Professor, Modern Middle East Culture & Political Economy
Email: lhudson@arizona.edu
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Giramata I.
PhD. Student
Email: giramata@email.arizona.edu

Giramata is a PhD student in Gender and Women Studies from Kigali, Rwanda. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics and Policy as well as Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies from DePauw University. Her research interests are gender based violence and intimate partner...
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Joela Jacobs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of German Studies
Email: joelajacobs@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2300
Office: Learning Services Building 306

Joela Jacobs received her Ph.D. in Germanic studies from the University of Chicago. Her research and teaching bring together 19th-21st century German literature and film, animal studies, environmental humanities, Jewish studies, the history of sexuality, and the history of science. She has...
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Kelsey Dayle John
Assistant Professor
Email: kdjohn@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7338
Office: HARV 218

Kelsey Dayle John (Diné) is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in American Indian Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies. Her work is centered on animal relationalities, particularly horse/human relationships as ways of knowing, healing, and decolonizing education. Alongside her...
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John Paul (JP) Jones
Dean, International Education; Professor, Geography/Regional Devel (Tenured); Professor, Public Health (Non-Tenure Eligible)
Email: jpjones@arizona.edu
Office: University Services Building, Room #322A

John Paul “JP” Jones III (Ph.D. Ohio State University) is Dean of International Education at the University of Arizona. He is also Professor in the School of Geography, Development, and Environment in the university’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

Jones was appointed Dean of...
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Kimberly Jones
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs-College of Humanities
Email: kjones@arizona.edu

Dr. Kimberly Jones is Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Humanities and a Professor of East Asian Studies. A sociolinguist who specializes in second language acquisition and teaching and in Japanese sociolinguistics, she is particularly interested in how the analysis of naturally...
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Alex Karaman
PhD Candidate
Email: akaraman@email.arizona.edu
TEL: use email
Office: GWS 105B

Alex Karaman is originally from Los Angeles and moved to Long Beach for his undergraduate degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Political Science.  Returning to school in Arizona, he has focused his fieldwork within Israel-Palestine on the development of Palestinian hip-hop culture...
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Simin Karimi Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Linguistics
Email: karimi@U.ARIZONA.EDU
TEL: (520) 621-5399
FAX: (520) 626-9014

Simin Karimi is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics.  She has also appointments in the Cognitive Science Program, The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, the joint Program in Linguistics and Anthropology, the Department of Near Eastern Studies...
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Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy Ph.D.
Professor of Women's Studies and English
Email: kennedye@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-6991
Office: Tyndall 109B

Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy received her Ph.D. in social anthropology from Cambridge University, England in 1972 based on her research about the Waunan of the Chocó province, Colombia. Kennedy was a founding member of Women's Studies at SUNY, Buffalo where she taught for twenty-eight years. She...
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Marcia Klotz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Email: mklotz@email.arizona.edu

Marcia Klotz is an assistant professor in English and Gender and Women's Studies who focuses primarily on contemporary literature, film and theory. Her teaching and research interests span a broad field, including: Marxism, queer theory and sexuality studies, Christianity and Judaism, genocide...
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Cheryl Ann Knott
Professor, School of Information (Tenured)
Email: cherylknott@arizona.edu
Office: Richard P. Harvill Building, Room #435C

Cheryl Knott publishes in the area of information access broadly construed. Her book, Find the Information You Need! (Rowman...
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Josephine Korchmaros
Director, SIROW
Email: jkorch@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3330

Dr. Korchmaros is Director of the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW). Since earning her doctoral degree in Social Psychology with a focus on quantitative research methods in 2003, Dr. Korchmaros has developed, implemented, evaluated, and provided training...
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Mary Koss Ph.D.
Regents’ Professor for Department of Health Promotion Sciences
Email: mpk@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3998
Office: Drachman 248A

(PhD University of Minnesota, 1972)

Mary Koss, PhD, is a Regents’ Professor. The title Regents’ Professor is the awarded by the Arizona Board of Regents and she is among three so honored in the Arizona Health Sciences Center. In her work on gender-based violence Dr. Koss served on the...
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Barbara Kosta Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head, German Studies
Email: bkosta@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7389
Office: German Studies - LSB 322

Barbara Kosta received her Ph.D. in German from the University of California, Berkeley.

She is the author of Recasting Autobiography: Women's Counterfictions in Contemporary German Literature and Film (Cornell UP, 1994), and co-editor of Writing Against Boundaries: Gender, Ethnicity and...
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Elena L'Annunziata Monge
Ph.D. Student
Email: lannunziata@email.arizona.edu

Elena is a first year Ph.D student whose research interests include postcolonial, Chicana, and U.S. Third World feminisms, immigration, social movements, food sovereignty and food justice. Previously Elena received her M.A. in an interdisciplinary program titled Environment and Community from...
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Jamie Ann Lee
Assistant Professor
Email: jalee2@email.arizona.edu

Jamie A. Lee is Assistant Professor of Digital Culture, Information, and Society in the School of Information (Arizona’s iSchool) at the University of Arizona. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Digital Storytelling & Culture, Information Environments from Latino and Native...
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Jenny J. Lee Ph.D.
Professor, Educational Policy Studies and Practice
Email: jennylee@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-0954
Office: 305 Education Building

Jenny J. Lee, Professor
(UCLA, 2002)

Research Interests:

Dr. Lee's research encompasses a range of key higher education issues that center on organizational cultures and the underlying influences as they relate to important patterns of organizational behaviors and change in...
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Linda Lumsden Ph.D.
Professor, Journalism
Email: lumsden@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 243-0533
Office: Marshall 338

Assistant Professor (2006)
Director of Graduate Studies (2008)
B.A., Central Connecticut State University;
M.A., Syracuse University;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Linda Lumsden is director of graduate studies at the School of Journalism. She...
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