Women’s and Gender Studies Program

College of Arts & Sciences

336 Curry Building




Program Faculty 

Mark Rifkin, Professor, Department of English, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program


Emily Edwards, Department of Media Studies, Director of Center for Creative Writing in the Arts

Tara Green, African American and African Diaspora Studies Program

Karen Kilcup,  Elizabeth Rosenthal Excellence Professor of English, Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Derek Krueger, Department of Religious Studies, Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor

Alexandra Moore, Department of English, Linda Arnold Carlisle Excellence Professor of Women's & Gender Studies

Eugene Rogers, Department of Religious Studies

Cathryne Schmitz, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Amy Williamsen, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Associate Professors

 Risa Applegarth, Department of English

Silvia Bettez, Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations

Danielle Bouchard, Women's and Gender Studies Program

Sarah Cervenak, Women's and Gender Studies Program, African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, Director of Undergraduate Study in Women's and Gender Studies Program

Ben Clarke, Department of English

Jenny Dale, Professional Librarian, Coordinator of First-Year Programs

Jennifer Feather, Department of English

Gwen Hunnicutt, Department of Sociology

Elizabeth Keathley, Department of Music Studies, Director of Graduate Studies for Women's & Gender Studies

Lisa Levenstein, Department of History

Cybelle McFadden, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Noelle Morissette, Department of English

Nancy Myers, Department of English 

Loreen Olson, Department of Communication Studies

Susanne Rinner, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Paige Hall Smith, Department of Public Health Education, Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness

Amy Vetter, Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education

Amy Vines, Department of English

Assistant Professors

 Alyssa Gabbay, Department of Religious Studies

Anne Parsons, Department of History


Mission Statement

The central focus of the Women's and Gender Studies Program is to explain how gender is produced within social institutions and how these institutions affect individual lives and to analyze the mutual constitution of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality, and religion. The Program addresses issues of neglect, omission, and bias in curricula while honing critical thinking skills vital to a liberal education. With the assistance of the community-based Friends of Women’s and Gender Studies, the program sponsors visiting scholars, lectures, films, and conferences devoted to the advancement of women’s and gender studies.


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