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.”

Stephanie Troutman Robbins

About Stephanie Troutman Robbins

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, Composition & the Teaching of English. English. She is a formally affiliated faculty member in Africana Studies, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Africana Studies and the LGBT Institute. She received a dual PhD in Curriculum & Instruction and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011. A former high school and middle grades public school teacher, Stephanie is a scholar-activist who has been recognized across a variety of community and campus spaces for her mentorship, student advocacy, and social justice leadership. Her passion is working with marginalized students in the university setting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is the recipient of the UA Likins Award (2017), the Student Affairs Faculty Impact Award (2017) and the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Outstanding Mentor Award (2019). Stephanie is also an alum of the University of Arizona’s Academic Leadership Institute (2017-18 cohort) and she currently serves as the Chair of the University of Arizona Faculty Senate’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. 

Dr. Troutman Robbins is the former director of two outreach projects between the University of Arizona and Tucson schools: Wildcat Writers (2015- 2020) and and the Southern Arizona Writing Project (2015-2020.) These partnership programs serve the local community by focusing on Title 1 schools and providing them with opportunities for professional development, academic resources, and programming rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion through writing. 

Her research interests include literacies focused on social justice, feminist pedagogy, critical race theory, film studies, Black feminist theory, schooling, identity/ies and education. She is co-author of the 2018 book, Narratives of Family Assets, Community Gifts, & Cultural Endowments: Re-Imagining the Invisible Knapsack (Lexington Press) and co-editor of the forthcoming book, Race & Ethnicity in US Television (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press) scheduled for publication in Spring 2021.  Her research has been published in the Journal of Girlhood Studies (GHS), the Journal of Race Ethnicity & Education (REE), Meridians: Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, Taboo: the Journal of Culture and Education, and in the Journal of Literacy & Social Responsibility.

Degree(s)

Dr. Troutman received a dual PhD in Curriculum & Instruction and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011

Research Interests

Dr. Troutman interests include literacies focused on social justice, feminist pedagogy, critical race theory, film studies, Black feminist theory, schooling, identity/ies and education.

Selected Publications

Dr. Troutman is co-author of the 2018 book, Narratives of Family Assets, Community Gifts, & Cultural Endowments: Re-Imagining the Invisible Knapsack (Lexington Press) and co-editor of the forthcoming book, Race & Ethnicity in US Television (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press) scheduled for publication in Spring 2021.  Her research has been published in the Journal of Girlhood Studies (GHS), the Journal of Race Ethnicity & Education (REE), Meridians: Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, Taboo: the Journal of Culture and Education, and in the Journal of Literacy & Social Responsibility.

 

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Contact Information

Stephanie Troutman Robbins
Department Head
Telephone: 520-621-2167
Office: 110B