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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Peg Brand Weiser
Adjunct Instructor
Email: mbweiser@email.arizona.e
TEL: 520-621-5045
Office: Social Sciences 216D

An artist (M.A., studio art) with a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Peg Brand Weiser is Emerita Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at IUPUI (Indiana University -...
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Beth Alpert Nakhai
Associate Professor
Email: bnakhai@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5762
Office: Marshall 422

Beth Alpert Nakhai is an associate professor in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies and an affiliated member of the School of Anthropology.  She teaches courses on archaeology, Hebrew Bible, Near Eastern history and women in ancient Israel. She received her M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School...
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Diane Austin Ph.D.
Research Anthropologist, Director of School of Anthropology
Email: daustin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520)626-3879
Office: Emil W. Haury Anth. Bldg. 316

(Ph.D. UMich 1994)

Research Interests
Dr. Diane Austin’s work examines the impacts of the offshore oil and gas industry in communities along the Gulf of Mexico; addresses environmental issues along the Arizona-Sonora border, and involves Southern Paiute cultural resource and...
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Anne Betteridge Ph.D.
Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Email: anneb@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5450
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg

An anthropologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Anne H. Betteridge is Director of the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies and a faculty member in the UA Department of Near Eastern Studies. She served as Executive Director of the Middle East Studies Association...
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Katia da Costa Bezerra Ph.D.
Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Email: kbezerra@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-0786
Office: Modern Languages

Dr. Katia da Costa Bezerra has published essays on Contemporary Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African literature. She is also concerned with the rescue of a literary production published by mineiras born in the XIX century.Her theoretical approaches include questions on gender, sexuality,...
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Dev Bose
Associate Professor of Practice (Career Track)
Email: bose@arizona.edu
Office: Building: Modern Languages (#67), Room #445

Dr. Dev K. Bose is an associate professor of practice of English at the University of Arizona. He is also Assistant Director of WP Faculty & Inclusion; affiliate faculty of Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English; affiliate faculty of Gender & Women’s Studies; co-chair of...
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Stephanie Brown
Email: stephbrown@email.arizona.edu
Office: Modern Languages 344

Steph Brown has been a lecturer in the Department of English since 2014 and became GWS affiliate faculty in 2016. Her research interests include Anglophone modernism, mass cultural movements in the British Empire during the early twentieth century, literature of decolonization and the end of...
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Meg Lota Brown
Associate Dean, Professional Development; Professor, English (Tenured); Associate Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Email: mlbrown@arizona.edu
Office: Administration Room #322

Meg Lota Brown is Professor of early modern English literature and culture. She is also the Director of the UA Graduate Center and Co-PI for a number of grants in support of graduate education. She is the author or editor of four books and has published numerous articles on Reformation politics...
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Maritza Cardenas
Director of Global Studies; Associate Professor, English (Tenured)
Email: mcardena@arizona.edu
Office: Building: Modern Languages, Room #445

Maritza Cárdenas (she/her) is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Global Studies program at the University of Arizona. She is also an affiliate faculty member in Gender and Women’s Studies, Latin American Studies, the Program in Social Cultural, Critical Theory, Institute of...
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Julia Clancy-Smith Ph.D.
Regents Professor
Email: juliac@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8421
Office: Social Sciences 221

I. EDUCATION/TEACHING POSITIONS
Georgetown University M.A. 1978 (History)
École des Hautes Études, Paris 1976-77; 1979-80 (Ethnologie du Maghreb)
and Collège de France
American University in Cairo 1979 (Arabic)
University of California, Los Angeles Ph.D. 1988 (History)...
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Anna Cooper
Assistant Professor
Email: annacooper@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3205
Office: Marshall Bldg, Room 234

Anna Cooper’s research interests include classical and contemporary Hollywood, transnational and postcolonial cinemas, representations of gender, space/place/mobilities in film, and feminist film and media studies.

Her forthcoming monograph, titled An American Abroad: European Travel...
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Rae Erin Dachille
Assistant Professor
Email: raedachille@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Rae Erin Dachille (Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies, University of California at Berkeley) specializes in the religious and artistic traditions of Himalayan Buddhism. Her research focuses upon representations of the body in art, ritual, philosophy, and medicine in Tibetan and Sanskrit sources.  Dr...
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Linda Darling Ph.D.
Professor, History
Email: ldarling@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-9754
Office: Social Sciences 231

My research deals with fiscal administration in the Ottoman Empire and its connections with political legitimation, and I set my work on the Ottomans within the wider context of the early modern period in Europe and, to a lesser extent, states farther east. My current project examines Ottoman...
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Suzanne Dovi Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Email: sdovi@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 325
Office Hours: Thurs 9-10am

Suzanne Dovi is an Associate Professor of the School of Government...
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Javier Duran Ph.D.
Director, Confluence Center - in the Office of the Vice President for Research
Email: duran@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5137
Office: ADMINISTRATION 601

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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Aileen A. Feng Ph.D.
Associate Professor, French and Italian
Email: aafeng@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520)621-6428
Office: Modern Languages 570

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (2008). Associate Professor and Director of Italian Studies; 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-...
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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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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

Degrees
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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