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Women's Studies and Gender Studies

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Bost, Suzanne

Graduate Program Director, Women's Studies & Gender Studies
Professor, English
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
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Caughie, Pamela L. Professor of English; Graduate Program Director, English
Ph.D., 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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Dunn, Marilyn Associate Professor of Fine Arts & Art History
Ph. D., University of Chicago
Research Interests: Italian Renaissance, Baroque, issues of gender and art
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Figert, Anne Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Interests: health, medicine, sociology of science, and gender
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García, Héctor

Senior Lecturer of Modern Languages
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2006.
Research Interests: Mexican Literature, Latin American Literature, Baroque & Neo-Baroque Literature, Spanish & Latin American Cinema

Gilfoyle, Timothy J. Professor of History
Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Interests: American urban and social history
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Grauer, Anne Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., 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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Grossman, Susan Professor of Social Work
Research Interests: domestic violence and sexual assault, homelessness, service utilization, community organization poverty policy
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Hermansen, Marcia Professor and Director of Islamic World Studies Program
Ph.D., 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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Hemenway, Betsy Jones Director, Women’s Studies and Gender Studies; Senior Lecturer in History
Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Research Interests: twentieth-century Russia, gender/women's history
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Hirsch, Susan E.

Professor Emerita, Department of History
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Interests: labor work and social structure
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Kaufmann, Suzanne Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., 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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Lombardi-Diop, Cristina

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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Long, Jacqueline Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Interests: late-Antique history & literature; Roman history & literature; women's history in the classical world
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Lundy, Marta 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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Mann, Harveen Associate Professor of English
Ph.D. Purdue University
Research Interests: postcolonial studies; South Asian studies; third world feminism
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Mezey, Susan Gluck Professor of Political Science 
Ph.D., Syracuse University
Research Interests: constitutional law, judicial process, judicial-legislative relations, administrative law, women and law and children's rights
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Moylan, Prudence Professor Emeritus of History
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana
Research Interests: women’s and gender history and peace studies
Murphy, Bren Ortega Professor of Communication; Internship Director, Women's Studies and Gender Studies
Ph.D., 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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Parks, Jennifer Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., McMaster University
Research Interests: health care ethics, reproductive technologies, feminist theories, social philosophy, home health care
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Pintchman, Tracy Professor of Theology; Director, International Studies Program
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Hinduism, goddess traditions, Hindu women's rituals
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Ross, Susan Professor of Theology
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Interests: feminist theology and ethics; theological anthropology
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Singh, Shweta Associate Professor of Social Work
Ph.D., 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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Stalans, Loretta Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., 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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Vigen, Aana Associate Professor of Ethics
Ph.D., 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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Ward, Julie K.

Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Research Interests: ancient philosophy, especially Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic philosophy, feminism
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Wisotzki, Paula Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Ph.D., Northwestern University
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Wittner, Judith Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Research Interests: qualitative methods, families, gender, social theory and popular culture
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Wright, J. Talmadge Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., 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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Women's Studies & Gender Studies · 6430 N. Kenmore Avenue, Cuneo Hall 310, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.2177 · Fax: 773.508.8492 · E-mail: wsgsprogram@luc.edu

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