Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies

Faculty & Staff

Suzanne Bost Professor of English
PhD, Vanderbilt University
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Pamela L. Caughie Professor of English; Graduate Program Director, English
PhD, University of Virginia
Research interests: modern British and American literature; African American literature and theory; postmodernism; feminist theory; women's studies; pedagogy
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Marilyn Dunn Associate Professor of Fine Arts & Art History
PhD, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Italian Renaissance, Baroque, issues of gender and art
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Anne Figert Associate Professor of Sociology
PhD, Indiana University
Research Interests: health, medicine, sociology of science, and gender
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Hector García Senior Lecturer of Modern Languages
PhD, University of Chicago, 2006
Research Interests: Mexican Literature, Latin American Literature, Baroque & Neo-Baroque Literature, Spanish & Latin American Cinema
Timothy J. Gilfoyle Professor of History
PhD, Columbia University
Research Interests: American urban and social history
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Anne Grauer Professor of Anthropology
PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Research Interests: human populations in medieval England, human populations derived from 19th centuries cemeteries in the US
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Susan Grossman Professor of Social Work
Research Interests: domestic violence and sexual assault, homelessness, service utilization, community organization poverty policy
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Marcia Hermansen Professor and Director of Islamic World Studies Program
PhD, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Islamic studies, theory and method in the study of religion, comparative religion, South Asian and Middle East studies, mysticism, women and gender, religion in America, critical theory, youth cultures, Islamic theology, interfaith dialogue
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Betsy Jones Hemenway Director, Women’s Studies and Gender Studies; Senior Lecturer in History
PhD, University of North Carolina
Research Interests: twentieth-century Russia, gender/women's history
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Susan E. Hirsch Professor Emerita, Department of History
PhD, University of Michigan
Research Interests: labor work and social structure
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Suzanne Kaufmann Associate Professor of History
PhD, Rutgers University
Research Interests: modern European social and cultural history, modern France, history of religion and popular culture, gender/women's history
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Cristina Lombardi-Diop Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Literatures and Women's and Gender Studies
Research Interests: Black Europe and African Literature in Italian, Race Theory and Whiteness Studies, Colonial and Postcolonial Literature in Italy, Gender and Colonialism, Modern and Contemporary Italian Narratives, Post-war Italian Film
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Jacqueline Long Associate Professor
PhD, Columbia University
Research Interests: late-Antique history & literature; Roman history & literature; women's history in the classical world
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Marta Lundy Professor of Social Work
Research Interests: women in families and family violence, domestic violence, adult survivors of childhood abuse and non-offending parents in childhood sexual
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Harveen Mann Associate Professor of English
PhD, Purdue University
Research Interests: postcolonial studies; South Asian studies; third world feminism
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Prudence Moylan Professor Emeritus of History
PhD, University of Illinois-Urbana
Research Interests: women’s and gender history and peace studies
Bren Ortega Murphy Professor of Communication; Internship Director, Women's Studies and Gender Studies
PhD, Northwestern University
Research Interests: gender & popular culture [gender & cinema, feminist film criticism, hegemony], women religious & feminism, reality TV, community-based learning, communication ethics
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Rosa Negussie Academic Programs Assistant; Women's Studies and Gender Studies, Sociology, Political Science vneguss@luc.edu
Jennifer Parks Professor of Philosophy
PhD, McMaster University
Research Interests: health care ethics, reproductive technologies, feminist theories, social philosophy, home health care
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Jessica Pina Graduate Assistant; Women's Studies and Gender Studies jpina1@luc.edu
Tracy Pintchman Professor of Theology; Director, International Studies Program
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Hinduism, goddess traditions, Hindu women's rituals
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Susan Ross Professor of Theology
PhD, University of Chicago
Research Interests: feminist theology and ethics; theological anthropology
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Shweta Singh Associate Professor of Social Work
PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Research Interests: South East Asian women and the effect of experiences with racism, schooling and girls identity formation, constructing measures of women’s status, culture, policy, and law for women, use of social communication as a social work intervention strategy
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Loretta Stalans Professor of Criminal Justice
PhD, University of Illinois Chicago
Research Interests: domestic violence, sexual violence, criminal justice research methods, program evaluation, statistics, criminal laws and courts, restorative and retributive justice, and communication and conflict resolution
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Aana Vigen Associate Professor of Ethics
PhD, Union Theological Seminary
Research Interests: quality of, and access to, healthcare along with racial-ethnic and socio-economic disparities in healthcare
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Julie K. Ward Professor of Philosophy
PhD, University of California, San Diego
Research Interests: ancient philosophy, especially Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic philosophy, feminism
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Paula Wisotzki Associate Professor of Fine Arts
PhD, Northwestern University
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Judith Wittner Professor of Sociology
PhD, Northwestern University
Research Interests: qualitative methods, families, gender, social theory and popular culture
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Talmadge J. Wright Associate Professor of Sociology
PhD, University of California Irvine
Research Interests: homelessness, social inequality, critical social, cultural theory, social-physical space, gender, mass media and popular culture
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