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Javier Duran Ph.D.'s picture
Javier Duran Ph.D.
Director, Confluence Center - in the Office of the Vice President for Research
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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Aileen A. Feng Ph.D.
Associate Professor, French and Italian
TEL: (520)621-6428
Office: Modern Languages 570

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (2008). Associate Professor of Italian; 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-Renaissance French literature...
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Mel Ferrara

Mel Ferrara is a PhD candidate in Gender and Women’s Studies with a minor in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. They received their BA in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Philosophy/Political Thought from Muhlenberg College in 2015 and their MA in Gender and Women’s Studies from...
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Adrian Flores
Ph.D. Student

Adrián I. P-Flores is a doctoral candidate in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. His work focuses on the transformation of suicide between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to examine its intersection with histories and geographies of colonialism and slavery. He is...
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Mary Jo Fox Ph.D.
Professor and Research Social Scientist, American Indian Studies
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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Katherine Freeman
Ph.D. Candidate


Katherine E. Freeman is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. Katherine was raised in the rural U.S. Southwest and is dedicated to the production of scholarship that addresses contemporary socioeconomic...
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Francisco J. Galarte Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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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Carol Galper Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Curricular Affairs-Community Health Education, Retired
TEL: 520-626-2351
Office: Arizona Health Sciences Center

Dr. Carol Galper’s interests include rural health, public health, social justice, the medically underserved, HIV education and advocacy, and LGBT issues. She serves as the faculty advisor for MedPride at the College of Medicine, where she is also the Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education...
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Adam M. Geary, PhD.
Associate Professor (Career Track)
TEL: (520) 621-2166
Office: GWS 109C

I am an anti-disciplinary scholar coming out of the History of Consciousness tradition of the University of California at Santa Cruz (Ph.D. 2004).  My training is in critical theory, continental philosophy, and psychoanalysis, attentive to the persistence of the religious in the structurings of...
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Maria D Glowacka
Adjunct Lecturer, Gender & Women's Studies
TEL: 621-5908
Office: GWS Building
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Linda B. Green Ph.D.
Professor, Anthropology
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
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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Jill Guernsey de Zapien
Director, Border / Transborder and Binational Public Health
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 Harden
Assistant Professor

Faith S. Harden (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and affiliated faculty in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. Her research and teaching centers on the literary, cultural, and intellectual...
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Eva Hayward, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Eva Hayward is an assistant professor in Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Receiving her Ph.D. in History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz (2008), she is trained in the history of science and technology, art history and aesthetics, and psychoanalytic semiotics....
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Giramata I.
PhD. Student

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
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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Alex Karaman
PhD Candidate
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
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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Liz Kinnamon
PhD Candidate
Office: Gender & Women's Studies building, 925 N. Tyndall Ave., Room 212

Liz Kinnamon works at the intersection of Marxist feminism, attention studies, and critical theory. Their dissertation tracks the concept of "attention" since the mid-twentieth century from a materialist perspective, analyzing the degree to which "presence" is precluded or facilitated by...
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Marcia Klotz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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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Josephine Korchmaros
Director, SIROW
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
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
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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Hannah Kyle

Hannah Kyle is a dual degree M.A./J.D. student in her third year. Hannah is from Detroit and graduated with a B.A. in English from Cleveland State University in 2015. Her primary research interests include reproductive justice, intimate partner violence, immigration, and biopolitics.

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Elena L'Annunziata Monge
Ph.D. Student

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

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
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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