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.”

Faculty Members

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Stephanie Troutman Robbins
Department Head
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eithne Luibheid Ph.D.
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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Emma Pérez
Research Social Scientist and Professor
Email: emmaperez@email.arizona.edu
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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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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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, and affiliate faculty of English, the Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies and Social and Cultural Theory at the University of Arizona. She is the former editor of Feminist Formations, and an Associate...
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