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2018-2019 Catalog 
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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the formation of sex, gender, and sexuality as they intersect with structures of power including, but not limited to, race, class, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, and ability.

Students who wish to declare a minor or major in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are required to register with the Director. For program advisement, contact Vicki Hsueh, Director, Arntzen Hall 405 (Mail Stop 9082), 360-650-2649.

Participating Faculty

KRISTIN ANDERSON, Sociology. Gender and society, the family in society, domestic violence and the criminal justice system.
BIDISHA BISWAS, Political Science. Diaspora politics, international relations, ethnic and civic conflicts, terrorism.
ANDREW BROWN, Performance Art, Fairhaven College. Performing gender and sexuality, queer of color critique, queer and trans performance and activism, transnational gender and sexuality, African gender and sexuality.
JOSH CERRETTI, History and WGSS. Local and transnational feminisms, memory, trauma, and violence in wartime.
MARIA CHAVEZ, Anthropology. Latin America women with an emphasis on Central America women, Mayan indigenous women.
ELIZABETH COLEN, English. Hybrid genres, experimental writing, ecopoetics, and literary collage.
BARBARA COLLAMER, Psychology. Gender issues, learning and cognitive development, adolescent development.
SUSAN COSTANZO, History. Russian women’s history and culture.
SHIRIN DEYLAMI, Political Science. Feminist and queer theory; post-colonial and Islamic thought; and gender and Islam.
RAINE DOZIER, Health & Community Studies. Gender theory; sociology; social and economic inequality.
JULIE DUGGER, English. Women writers, gender and genre, the romance novel.
MARIE EATON, Fairhaven College. Lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered issues in education.
LENA ERICKSEN, Psychology. Gender issues.
AMANDA EURICH, History. Gender, sexuality, and religion in early modern Europe.
ALLISON GIFFEN, English. Early 19th century American women writers and American women poets.
CAROL GUESS, English. Queer Studies, Creative Writing.
JOYCE HAMMOND, Anthropology. Cross-cultural women studies, gender in visual media and popular culture, gender and body, women’s folk arts.
PAM HARDMAN, English. Women’s literature, cultural studies, medical institutions’ treatment of women.
VICKI HSUEH, Political Science. Feminist political theory, political participation and gender, post-colonialism, ethnicity, and race.
LAURA LAFFRADO, English. Early U.S. literature and culture, U.S. women’s writing, women’s autobiographical writing.
JASON LIND, Communication Studies. Rhetoric, interpersonal communication.
ANNE LOBECK, English. Language and gender.
JEN LOIS, Sociology. Social psychology, emotions, gender, qualitative methods.
BAOZHEN LUO, Sociology. Family and life course, social gerontology, Asian/Asian American.
KELLY MAGEE, English. Creative Writing, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered studies.
MARY JANELL METZGER, English. Feminist theory, globalization, women and literature.
BARBARA MILLER, Art History. Feminist art theory, contemporary women artists, and the representation of gender in modern and contemporary visual culture.
KATE MILLER, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Introduction to Women Studies, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered studies, creative writing, feminist theory.
CAROLYN NIELSEN, Journalism. Diversity, mass media and social change as it relates to women’s lives.
NANCY PAGH, English. Gender and Pacific Northwest regional studies, women and environments, women and space.
SUZANNE PAOLA, English. Creative writing, women and literature.
RACHEL PAUL, Political Science. Women and politics.
TRACEY PYSCHER, Secondary Education. Social and cultural experiences of children and youth with histories of DV; school, critical literacy and learning, and praxis.
LYSA RIVERA, English. Chicano/a and African American literature and culture, science fiction, literature and cultura.
BARBARA ROFKAR, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Women and globalization, Peace studies.
DEBRA J. SALAZAR, Political Science. Queer politics, social justice, social change, women and environmental politics.
KATHY SAUNDERS, Anthropology. Gendered aspects of technoscience, reproduction and kinship, cross-cultural sex and gender.
RAE LYNN A. SCHWARTZ-DUPRE, Communication. Rhetoric, mass media and postcolonial communication.
MICHAEL SLOUBER, Liberal Studies. South Asia history and culture, gender and sexuality.
TAMARA SPIRA, Fairhaven/American Cultural Studies. Transnational, de-colonial, and critical race feminist theories and praxis; queer of color and transnational sexuality studies and feminist critiques of militarism, prisons, and empires.
ANIKA TILLAND-STAFFORD, WGSS. Queer & feminist theory and methods, critical childhood studies, colonialism and North American history.
MIDORI TAKAGI, Fairhaven College. Race, class and gender, comparative studies of women of color.
SHURLA THIBOU, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Introduction to Women Studies, women and globalization.
KATE TRUEBLOOD, English. Women and literature, creative writing.
CHRIS VARGAS, Art. Time-based art, queer radicalism, transgender history, and imperfect role models.
VERONICA N. VELEZ, Education and Social Justice/Woodring and Fairhaven. Critical race theory and Latina.o critical theory in education, Chicana feminist epistemologies, politics of parent engagement in educational reform, particularly for Latina/o (im)migrant families, and participatory action and community-based modeals of research.
THERESA WARBURTON, English. Contemporary women’s literature, Native literature, women of color and indigenous feminisms, feminist theory, anarchist studies, social justice.
SARA WEIR, Political Science. Social and health policy, women and politics, feminist political theory.
CHRISTOPHER WISE, International Studies. Colonization/Post colonization and expected gender roles.
JANE WONG, English. Creative writing, women of color in the literary arts, Asian American studies, digital humanities.
GREG YOUMANS, English. Film and media studies, documentary and experimental cinema, LGBTQ history and historiography, and queer and feminist theory.
KATHLEEN YOUNG, Anthropology. Cross cultural gender roles.
SARAH ZARROW, History. Jewish women’s history and culture, gender and sexuality in Judaism.
SARAH ZIMMERMAN, History. Africa, colonialism, women and gender.



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      Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

      Courses numbered X37; X97; 300, 400 are described in the University Academic Policies  section of this catalog.

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