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Geta LeSeur Ph.D.'s picture
Geta LeSeur Ph.D.
Professor, English, Emerita
TEL: 520-621-1836
Office: Modern Languages 445
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Adela C. Licona Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
TEL: 520-626-0777
Office: Modern Languages 460

Affiliations / Service

National Women's Studies Association
National Women's Studies Association, Elections Chair, 2014-17
National Women's Studies Association, Co-Chair, 2015 and 2016
National Communication Association
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Eithne Luibheid Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
TEL: 520-626-2746
Office: Tyndall 109

Eithne Luibhéid is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona (UA). She served as the Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies at UA from 2007-2011. She holds a PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her research focuses on the...
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Linda Lumsden Ph.D.
Professor, Journalism
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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Eileen Luna-Firebaugh Ph.D.
Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, Retired
TEL: (520) 621-2262
Office: Harvill 214

Area of Interest:
Tribal Governments; Law Enforcement on Reservations; Federal Indian Policy
Academic Degree:
J.D., 1978, University of San Diego
M.P.A., 1996, Harvard University
Eileen Luna-Firebaugh (Choctaw/Cherokee; MPA, 1996, Harvard...
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Patricia MacCorquodale Ph.D.
Professor and Dean Emerita, Honors College
TEL: 520-621-2848
Office: GWS 108

Patricia MacCorquodale is the author of many essays including "Women in the Law: Tokens or Partners?" (Gender & Society 1993), and of Changing our Minds: Feminist Transformations of Knowledge (State University of NY Press, 1988, with Aiken, Anderson,...
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Sallie A. Marston Ph.D.
Professor, School of Geography and Development
TEL: 520-621-3903
Office: Richard P. Harvill Building

Ph.D. 1986, Geography, University of Colorado
M.A. 1982, Geography, University of Colorado
A.B. 1974, Geography and Psychology, Clark University

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Leerom Medovoi Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English
TEL: (520) 621-3287
Office: 445 Modern Languages Bldg

Lee Medovoi is a Professor of English at the University of Arizona.  A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University, he was the founding director of the Portland Center for Public Humanities and is currently a member of the PMLA editorial board.  He is...
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Lindsay Montgomery
Assistant Professor
TEL: 520-621-5109

Lindsay M. Montgomery is an Assistant Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona who teaches and writes about colonialism, indigenous ontologies, nomadism, resistance, and resiliency. She investigates the material practices of mobile indigenous communities, including...
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Terry Mullin
Business Manager, Senior
TEL: 520-621-7339
FAX: 520-621-1533

Terry Mullin is the Business Manager, Senior for both SIROW and Gender and Women’s Studies.  Terry has been with the departments for 8 years and with the University for 36 years.  In 2007 she received the University’s Billy Joe Varney Award for Staff Excellence.  Daily duties include all...
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Maha Nassar
Associate Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Maha Nassar is an Associate Professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona, where she specializes in Arab cultural and intellectual history with a focus on Palestinians. Her book, which received a 2018 Palestine Book Award, is titled Brothers...
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Gloria Negrete-Lopez
Ph.D Student

Gloria Negrete-Lopez is an incoming PhD student in Gender and Women's Studies.  In 2012, she graduated from the Women and Gender Studies Master's Program in San Francisco State University (SFSU), where she wrote her Master's Thesis titled "A Ti Querida Hija: Prisons, Deportation and the Act of...
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Z Nicolaz
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
TEL: 520-621-4686

Dr. Z Nicolazzo is an Assistant Professor of Trans* Studies in Education at the Center for the Study of Higher Education and a member of the Trans* Studies Initiative at the University of Arizona.  She earned her Ph.D. in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Miami...
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Leslye Obiora J.S.D.
Professor of Law, Law
TEL: 520-621-1881
FAX: 520-621-9140
Office: College of Law Building

Courses Taught:
Human Rights Public International Law Jurisprudence Gender and Law

Stanford Law School, J.S.D. (2000)
Yale Law School, LL.M. (1988)
University of Nigeria, LL.B. (1984)

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Juan Ochoa
Ph.D. Candidate
Office: Gender & Women's Studies

Juan Ochoa is a PhD Candidate working on his dissertation, "¡Quiero que me llames joto!/Call me joto!: Gay Chicano Men (Re)Imagining the Brown Body, that explores gay Chicano/Latino men's subject formation through cultural production. His dissertation conceptualizes a joteria analytics...
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Justin Ostrowski
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Anna O’Leary Ph.D.
Department Head/ Mexican American Studies
TEL: 520-626-8134
Office: Cesar E Chavez Building

Dr. Anna Ochoa O’Leary received her Doctorate Degree in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, where she specialized in applied anthropology. She is a 2006-2007 Fulbright Scholar and is currently an associate professor at the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of...
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Emma Pérez
Research Social Scientist and Professor
Office: 108B

Dr. Emma Perez earned a PH.D. in history from UCLA and taught in the Department of History at the University of Texas, El Paso from 1990 to 2003, where she also functioned as Chair. From 2003 to 2017, she taught in the Department of Ethnic Studies at University of Colorado, Boulder, also serving...
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Erika Perez Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
TEL: 520-626-8648
FAX: 520-621-2422
Office: Chavez 326

In 2018, I published my first book on interethnic godparenting, sexuality and marriage in early Southern California. My study shows how people wielded and responded to colonial power in their everyday intimate encounters. My book traverses the Spanish, Mexican and early American periods from...
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V. Spike Peterson Ph.D.
Professor, School of Government and Public Policy
TEL: 520-621-7600

Bio or Research Areas:
V. Spike Peterson is a Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy (website) with courtesy appointments in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (website), Institute for LGBT Studies, Center for Latin American Studies (website), and International...
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Jadwiga Pieper Mooney Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
TEL: (520) 621-5486
Office: GWS 110

In my research and teaching, I focus on Latin America, Gender, and Comparative/Global and World History. I am especially interested in human rights, women's rights, gender equity, and notions of inclusion and exclusion in the making of modern nations. My first book, The Politics of Motherhood:...
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Ivy L. Pike Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology
TEL: (520) 626-2099
FAX: (520) 621-2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building

Associate Professor of Anthropology

My research blends the impacts of inequality on health with the acknowledgement that human biology is shaped by our evolutionary heritage.   I am interested in blending evolution and embodiment - what evolutionary mechanisms allow us to track our social...
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Beth Plummer
Associate Professor

Dr. Plummer is the Susan C. Karant Nunn Chair in Reformation and Early Modern European History and Associate Professor of History. She is the author of From Priest’s Whore to Pastor’s Wife: Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation (2012; pbk...
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Claudia Powell
Associate Research Social Scientist, SW Institute for Rsch on Women


 Claudia Powell holds an M.Ed in Educational Administration. She is an Associate Research Social Scientist  with SIROW.   Claudia has worked in the field of substance abuse treatment, HIV prevention, and domestic violence for the past 8 years. Projects include an Office on...
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Denis Provencher
Head, Department of French & Italian Professor of French

Dr. Denis is Professor of French and is Department Head in French & Italian at the University of Arizona. He is also Acting Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies. He is a scholar of contemporary French and Francophone cultural studies with an emphasis on language and sexuality studies...
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Angela Record Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor, Theatre Film and Television
TEL: 520-621-7352
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg
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Hai Ren Ph.D.
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies and Anthropology
TEL: (520) 626-5062
FAX: (520) 621-1149
Office: Department of East Asian Studies University of Arizona Learning Services Building, Room 102 1512 First St., P. O. Box 210105, Tucson, AZ 85721-0105

Hai Ren (任海) is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He received his BA in History and Archeology from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington in Seattle. His current...
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Darcy Roman-Felix
Academic Program Coordinator
TEL: 520-621-5657
FAX: 520-621-1533
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Andrea J. Romero Ph.D.
Professor and VP for Faculty Affairs
TEL: (520) 621-5583
FAX: (520) 621-3401
Office: McClelland Park, Room 301H

Division of Family Studies and Human Development
Mexican American Studies & Research Center

Scholarly Interests and Activities
Andrea Romero is an associate professor in Family Studies & Human Development. She also has appointments in Psychology and the...
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Louise M. Roth Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sociology
TEL: (520) 621-3525
Office: Social Sciences

Research Interests
Gender, organizations, law, reproduction, and the family.
Louise Roth's book Selling Women Short: Gender and Money on Wall Street, was published by Princeton University Press in 2006. This book, along with 7 journal articles, present the findings of research...
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