Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

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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Beth Plummer
Associate Professor
Email: meplummer@email.arizona.edu

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
Email: claudiap@email.arizona.edu


 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
Email: denisprovencher@email.arizona.edu

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
Email: hren@email.arizona.edu
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
Business Manager
Email: roman@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5657
FAX: 520-621-1533

Darcy Roman-Felix is the Business Manger in Department of Gender & Women’s Studies and holds a dual role of Program Coordination and Business Management.  She has been with the University for over 20 year. 

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Andrea J. Romero Ph.D.
Professor and VP for Faculty Affairs
Email: romeroa@email.arizona.edu
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
Email: lroth@email.arizona.edu
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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Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith Ph.D.
Adjunct Lecturer, Mexican American Studies
Email: rrg@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-4987
FAX: (520) 621-7966
Office: Cesar E Chavez Building

Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, MA&RS adjunct lecturer, specializes in research and teaching on Mexican-American women's history, human rights, and immigration issues. A native of Douglas, Arizona, Rubio-Goldsmith completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Law and Philosophy at the National...
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Sav Schlauderaff
Ph.D. Student
Email: sschlauderaff@email.arizona.edu

Sav Schlauderaff, M.A. (they/them) is a queer, trans, disabled Ph.D. candidate in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. Their work engages disability studies, disability memoir & life writing, trauma studies, and health communication to analyze the ways disabled and...
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Karen Seat Ph.D.
Director, Religious Studies Program; Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Email: kkseat@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-3683
Office: Learning Services Building, Room 227

My research focuses on the history of evangelicalism in the United States and transnationally, with a particular emphasis on gender and politics in conservative Christian cultures. In addition to book chapters and articles, I have published 'Providence Has Freed Our Hands': Women's Missions...
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Beverly A. Seckinger MFA
Professor, School of Theatre, Film & Television
Email: bsecking@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1239
Office: Marshall Bldg, Room 229

Beverly Seckinger is Professor in the School of Theatre, Film & Television and former Interim Director (2008-2010) and Associate Director (2004-2008) of the School of Media Arts.  She is a founding member of the UA Committee (now Institute) for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies...
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Susana Sepulveda
Ph.D. Student
Email: sepulveda@email.arizona.edu

Susana Sepulveda is a 5th year PhD Student in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and is minoring in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory at the University of Arizona. Her dissertation project focuses on Chicana punk subcultures and the intersections of race, ethnicity,...
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Caleb Simmons
Assistant Professor
Email: calebsimmons@email.arizona.edu

Caleb Simmons (Ph.D. University of Florida 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies specializing in Hindu goddesses and kingship. He has published on a variety of topics from medieval Indian courtly traditions to contemporary popular culture and environmental issues in India. His...
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William Paul Simmons Ph.D.
Professor of GWS and Director, Human Rights Practice Program
Email: williamsimmons@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-3311
Office: Social Science 135A

William Paul Simmons is Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Director of the online Human Rights Practice graduate program at the University of Arizona. His research is highly interdisciplinary; using theoretical, legal, and...
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Katerina Sinclair
Statistician, Research Methodologist, SW Institute for Rsch on Women
Email: kos1@email.arizona.edu
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Kristy Slominski
Assistant Professor
Email: slominski@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Kristy Slominski (Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a Doctoral Emphasis in Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara) is an Assistant Professor of Religion, Science, and Health in the Department of Religious Studies and Classics. Her research specializes in the history of...
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Sandra Soto Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Email: sotos@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-9150
Office: Tyndall 212A

Sandra K. Soto is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, editor of Feminist Formations, and co-editor of The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latino Literature. For the 2016 calendar year, she is...
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Leigh Carducci Spencer
Program Coordinator
Email: spencerl@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5656
FAX: 520-621-1533

Offering a wealth of experience in fundraising, event coordination and project management, Leigh Spencer brings dedication, a delightful sense of humor and a positive outlook to her role as Program Coordinator for WOSAC. Leigh feels her favorite part of the job will be special events. "Working...
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Sally Stevens Ph.D.
Email: sstevens@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-9558
Office: Tyndall 205B

Sally J. Stevens, PhD, LSAC is a Distinguished Outreach Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies and a Research Professor with the Southwest Institute for Research on Women at the University of Arizona. Dr. Stevens conducts process and outcome studies in the area of health and...
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Susan Stryker Ph.D.
Email: susanstryker@email.arizona.edu

Susan Stryker is on leave from her job a Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona and is Visiting Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University, 2019-2020.

Susan Stryker is Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies.  She is the...
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Laura Tabili Ph.D.
Professor, History
Email: tabili@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-8420
Office: Social Sciences (#27)

(Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1988)

Since coming to the University of Arizona in 1988, I have been responsible for
guiding undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study Modern European
history.  I teach an array of courses that take Europe as a whole, rather than
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Kamran Talattof Ph.D.
Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, School of Middle Eastern/North
Email: talattof@email.arizona.edu
Office: Marshall Bldg. 446

(Ph.D. University of Michigan 1996)

Research Interests

Dr. Kamran Talattof is professor of Persian language and literature and Iranian culture. Many of his research and publication focus on issues of gender, sexuality, ideology, culture, and language pedagogy. He examines how...
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Melissa Tatum
Research Professor of Law
Email: mtatum@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.626.8150

Melissa L. Tatum is a law professor specializing in issues involving tribal courts and tribal governments, as well as in issues of law, culture, and identity.  She is considered one of the leading experts in the interpretation and implementation of the protection order provisions of the Violence...
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Michelle Tellez
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Email: michelletellez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0409
Office: César Chavez Bldg., Room 228

Dr. Michelle Téllez, an interdisciplinary scholar trained in Community Studies, Sociology, Chicana/o Studies and Education, writes about...
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Judy Temple Ph.D.
Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and English
Email: jtemple@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3573

Judy Nolte Temple is the author of 'A Secret to be Burried': The Diary and Life of Emily Hawley Gillespie, 1858-1888 (under surname Lensink) and has edited to two volumes of essays about Southwestern Literature and Cultures. She teaches an undergraduate course on Women in Literature that traces...
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Russell Toomey
Associate Professor
Email: toomey@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-4009

Dr. Russell Toomey is University of Arizona Distinguished Scholar and Associate Professor of Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona. He is also the Chair of the Youth Development and Resilience research initiative of the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth...
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Michael Truelsen
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Bella Vivante Ph.D.
Professor, Classics Emerita
Email: bvivante@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3029
FAX: (520) 621-3678
Office: Learning Services Building

Research Interests:

    * Ancient Greek Drama, Archaic Poetry, and Art
    * Women in Antiquity: Women’s Ritual Roles and Literary Images, Women in Ancient Sparta
    * Cross-Cultural Comparisons: Ancient Greek and Native American

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Abe Weil
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