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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Harrison Apple
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: happle@email.arizona.edu

Harrison Apple is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department Gender and Women's Studies with a minor in Information. They are the founding co-director of the Pittsburgh Queer History Project, an oral history and media preservation project focused on...
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Alex Barksdale
Ph.D. Student
Email: barksdale@email.arizona.edu

Alex Barksdale is a second year PhD student in Gender and Women's Studies. They graduated from Rice University in 2011 with a B.A. in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and a B.A. in Anthropology. Their research interests include queer/trans studies, LGBTQ historiography, community-based...
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Scott Bradford
Ph.D. Student
Email: sbradford@email.arizona.edu
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Office: TBA
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Luna Chung
Ph.D. Student
Email: lunachung@email.arizona.edu

Luna Chung is a PhD Student in Gender and Women’s Studies. Luna graduated with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia. As a former refugee, her research focuses on preserving the oral history of Vietnamese refugees. Her research interests include:...
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Mel Ferrara
Email: mferrara@email.arizona.edu

Mel Ferrara is a PhD candidate in Gender and Women’s Studies with a minor in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. They received their BA in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Philosophy/Political Thought from Muhlenberg College in 2015 and their MA in Gender and Women’s Studies from...
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Katherine Freeman
Former Doctoral Student
Email: katefreeman123@gmail.com


Katherine E. Freeman recieved her PhD from the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona in 2020. Raised in the rural U.S. Southwest, Katherine is dedicated to the production of scholarship that addresses contemporary socioeconomic...
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Giramata I.
PhD. Student
Email: giramata@email.arizona.edu

Giramata is a PhD student in Gender and Women Studies from Kigali, Rwanda. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics and Policy as well as Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies from DePauw University. Her research interests are gender based violence and intimate partner...
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Liz Kinnamon
PhD Candidate
Email: kinnamon@email.arizona.edu
Office: Gender & Women's Studies building, 925 N. Tyndall Ave., Room 212

Liz Kinnamon works at the intersection of Marxist feminism, attention studies, and critical theory. Their dissertation tracks the concept of "attention" since the mid-twentieth century from a materialist perspective, analyzing the degree to which "presence" is precluded or facilitated by...
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Elena L'Annunziata Monge
Ph.D. Student
Email: lannunziata@email.arizona.edu

Elena is a first year Ph.D student whose research interests include postcolonial, Chicana, and U.S. Third World feminisms, immigration, social movements, food sovereignty and food justice. Previously Elena received her M.A. in an interdisciplinary program titled Environment and Community from...
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Gloria Negrete-Lopez
Ph.D Student
Email: gnegretelopez@email.arizona.edu

Gloria Negrete-Lopez is a Doctoral Candidate in Gender and Women’s Studies with a Minor in Mexican-American Studies at the University of Arizona. Her developing dissertation focuses on the role of abolitionist cultural work in disrupting narratives of (im)migrant criminality. Her research...
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Juan Ochoa
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: ochoaj1@email.arizona.edu
Office: Gender & Women's Studies

Juan Ochoa's dissertation, "Desiring Chicanismo: Gay Chicano Art and the Intersecion of Race and Sexuality" explores gay Chicano/Latino men's subject formation through cultural production. His dissertation interprets the art objects of 3 gay Chicano/Latino artists (photographer Christopher...
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Justin Ostrowski
Email: jostrowski@email.arizona.edu
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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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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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Ruben Zecena
Ph.D. Student
Email: rubenz@email.arizona.edu

Ruben Zecena is a PhD candidate in the Gender & Women’s Studies department at the University of Arizona. Born in El Salvador, he is on a constant search for "home" and specializes in queer migration studies. His work appears or is forthcoming in WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, ...
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