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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Susan H Aiken Ph.D.
Professor for Department of English, Emerita
Email: sha@email.arizona.edu

Susan Hardy Aiken (Ph.D., Duke University, 1971), University Distinguished Professor of English, teaches and writes in the fields of nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature and culture, women and literature, gender theory, and poetry. One of the founding members of the...
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Ana M Alonso Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology Emerita
Email: alonso@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-2305
Office: Emil W. Haury Anth. Bldg.

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1988
esearch interests: socio-cultural anthropology; historical anthropology; social theory; feminist theory; culture and power; ethnography as a genre; gender, ethnicity and class; colonial and post-colonial societies; peasant movements;...
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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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Rosi Andrade Ph.D.
Research Professor
Email: rosia@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5908
FAX: (520) 621-1533
Office: 203B

 Rosi Andrade, Ph.D. is a Research Professor with the Southwest Institute of Research on Women (SIROW) in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, and holds a Ph.D. in Reading with a minor in Chicana Literature. Dr. Andrade is interested in the social, cultural...
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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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Adele Barker Ph.D.
Professor, Russian/Slavic Studies, Emerita
Email: adeleb@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3608
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Connie J. A. Beck Ph.D.
Associate Professor, The Psychology, Policy and Law Program
Email: beck@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-4965
FAX: (520) 621-9306
Office: Department of Psychology

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1999

Dr. Beck's work focuses on how the legal system creates or exacerbates psychological distress, and how it can be adjusted or restructured to minimize that distress. She considers both the effects on legal professionals of working in legal settings and...
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Laura Berry Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
Email: berry@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6901
Office: Modern Languages 445

PhD, University of California-Berkely, 1987

Director of the English Honors Program. Nineteenth-century British literature, the English novel.

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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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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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Stephanie Buechler Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor (continuing status)
Email: buechler@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5314
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: Harvill Building

Ph.D. 2001 Department of Sociology, Binghamton University
MA 1992 Public Affairs program Department of Government, Cornell University
BA 1989 Department of Political Science, Haverford College


My research interests surround gender, livelihoods and socially and...
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Julia Clancy-Smith Ph.D.
Regents Professor
Email: juliac@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8421
Office: Social Sciences 221

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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Barbara Cully
Adjunct Lecturer, English, Retired
Email: cullyb@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-0769
Office: Modern Languages

BA, 1980, San Diego State University; MFA, 1984, University of Iowa

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Irene D'Almeida Ph.D.
Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Retired
Email: dalmeida@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7349
Office: Modern Languages 549

Irene D'Almeida, Professor of French and Francophone Studies, has just received a $60,000 grant from the prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

The grant will fund Professor D'Almeida's continuing research of the oral songs of Fon Women in Benin (Africa). 

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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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Sapana Doshi
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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

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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Carol Galper Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Curricular Affairs-Community Health Education, Retired
Email: cgalper@email.arizona.edu
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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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

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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Anita Huizar-Hernández
Assistant Professor
Email: ahuizarh@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-0784
Office: Modern Languages 524

Anita Huizar-Hernández is an Assistant Professor of Border Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and affiliate faculty in Mexican American Studies and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in...
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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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