Department News


WGSS doctoral candidate Lauran Whitworth uses her expertise in art history as a graduate curatorial assistant at Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). An exhibit she co-curated, “‘Between Word and Image’ Artists’ Books and Archives from Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, and Nexus Press” is on view in Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Library until May 2016. Check it out, here!

Congratulations to Professor Pamela Scully on being awarded the 8th Annual Faculty Appreciation Award from the Emory Office of Undergraduate Education for her contributions to the recruitment of undergraduates to the College. 

Linda Calloway, the WGSS undergraduate program coordinator for more than twenty years looks back in new staff profile series conducted by the Emory College Staff Consortium. Check it out, here!

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is delighted to be able to announce that Associate Professor Falguni Sheth will be joining us in Fall 2015 as a new faculty member.

Congratulations to Hemangini GuptaHemangini has accepted a position as Faculty Fellow in WGSS at Colby College to begin in the Fall!

Congratulations to Mairead Sullivan on being awarded the Dean's Teaching Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Congratulations to Sam VanHorn on being awarded the Writing Program Top-Off Fellowship! 

Professor Pamela Scully was interviewed interviewed by USA Today about “The Ferguson Movement” course being offered at Emory. Check it out, here!

Linda Calloway, the WGSS undergraduate program coordinator for more than twenty years before retiring in 2013, has been featured in an article in the Emory Report! The article covers her efforts in starting the African American Women’s Book Club at Emory, which is now celebrating its 10th year!

WGSS graduate student Chanel Craft Tanner is participating on a panel for the Black at Emory University: Activism in a “Post-Racial” Society conference. 

Congratulations to Kristin Petersen for successfully defending her dissertation

Congratulations to Mark Smith for successfully presenting his prospectus

Congratulations to Mairead Sullivan for being awarded the Deans Teaching Fellowship

Congratulations to Lauran Whitworth for being awarded the Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship with a placement at Agnes Scott. 

Congratulations to WGSS graduate student Sam VanHorn on being selected as a 2015 Piedmont TATTO Fellow in Sustainability, Teaching, and Curriculum. 

WGSS Professor, Dr. Lynne Huffer, featured in Emory Magazine 'Secret Lives'

WGSS graduate student, Ingrid Meintjes, is first author of a research paper published in the Journal of International Development, titled " Creating Capabilities through Maternal Mental Health Interventions: A Case Study at Hanover Park, Cape Town". The paper is based on her work in maternal mental health care provision for low-resource communities in South Africa. DOI: 10.1002/jid.3063​

WGSS Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow Melissa Hackman’s class: Love, Sex, and Globalization was featured in Emory News. Here.

WGSS Professor, Dr. Lynne Huffer, will be a lecturer for IPAC’s 2015 Summer School for Sexualities, Culture and Politics in Belgrade! 

WGSS PhD Candidate Lauran Whitworth featured in Emory Magazine discussing the Manuscript and Rare Book Library's LGBT collection.

Congratulations to our 2nd year student, Abidemi Fasanmi whose paper "When Sex Becomes Health and Empowerment", has been accepted for presentation at the 7th Global Conference on PERSONS AND SEXUALITIES, to be held in Montreal, Canada, from Monday October 20th to Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Robyn Wiegman and Elizabeth Wilson are editors of a special issue of the journal differences: "Queer Theory Without Antinormativity." Forthcoming in Fall 2014 (volume 26, number 1).

Congratulations to Lisa Fraizer for recieving the Dean's Teaching Fellowship for the 2014-2015.

Congratulations to Ayisha Al-Sayyad for receiving a 2014-2015 SIRE Fellowship.

Congratulations to Rachel Dudley for receiving a 2014-2015 SIRE Fellowship.

Congratulations to Hemangini Gupta for being awarded the 2014-2015 Center for Women Fellowship.

Congratulations to Mairead Sullivan on being awarded The Devil Tale's 2014-2015 travel grant. 

Prof. Lynne Huffer's book (Are the Lips a Grave?: A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex) has been accepted for an Authors Meet Critics session at the 2014 NWSA (November 13-16, 2014 - San Juan, Puerto Rico).

Congratulations to Holloway Sparks for a successful Scholarly Writing and Publishing Fund Award from Emory's Center for Faculty Development and Excellence to support her second book project Enraged: Gendering the Democratic Politics of Anger.

Congratulations to Carla Freeman for a successful Scholarly Writing and Publishing Fund Award from Emory's Center for Faculty Development and Excellence to support her new research project Love in Paradise.

Congratulations to Carla Freeman for a successful grant from Emory's Creation Stories project (underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) to support her new research project Love in Paradise.

WGSS PhD Candidate Samantha Allen's paper "Whither the transvestite? Theorising male-to-female transvestism in feminist and queer theory" is published in Feminist Theory. Read it here!

Professor Beth Reingold has co-authored a chapter in Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader, the authoritative anthology on intersectionality.

Congratulations Pamela Scully, Samantha Allen (WGSS PhD Student) and Nowmee Shehab (WGSS Undergraduate Student) on your 2014 Unsung Heroine Awards!

Professor Lynne Huffer's work "Un-Archiving Algeria: Foucault, Derrida, and Spivak" will be published in Unarchived Histories: The "Mad" and the "Trifling" in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, ed. Gyanendra Pandey, Routledge Press, 2014.

Professor Lynne Huffer's work "Foucault's Evil Genius" will be published in Foucault Now: Current Perspectives in Foucault Studies, ed. Jamese Faubion, Polity Press, 2014.

Professor Lynne Huffer is a featured author at the Columbia University Press.

Welcome Rizvana Bradley, new Assistant Professor of WGSS

Pamela Scully has been appointed the new Director of the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE). Click here for Emory Report article.

Pamela Scully, Sabrina Karim (WGSS Certificate Student), and Erin Bernstein, MPH, have published their research on sexualized violence in Liberia. Read it on the Women Under Siege website.

Kristina Gupta has accepted a three-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies at Georgetown University, to begin in August of 2013.

Aimi Hamraie has successfully defended her dissertation: "What Can Universal Design Know? : Bodies as Evidence in Disability-Accessible Design"

Samantha Allen, PhD student in Emory WGSS has just been awarded a John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology.

Kelly Ball has been awarded the 2013-2014 Emory Women's Club Fellowship.

WGSS undergradaute Megan Corbat has been awarded the 2013 Woodruff Library Undergraduate Research Award in recognition of her project, "Descriptive and Substantive Representation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons in Connecticut's Legislature: Single-Axis, Intersectional, and Qualitative Approach."

Undergradaute, Astrid Reyes, is graduating with honors. Astrid's thesis is entitled "Sexual Violence in South Africa: Negotiating Constitutional Rights and Cultural Discourses of Gender."

WGSS PhD candidate Hemangini Gupta who has received a Wenner Gren fieldwork grant for research on globalization, gender, and the middle class in India.

WGSS alum, Dr. David Rubin, has accepted a tenure track position in WGS at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Lynne Huffer has published an op-ed about Sheryl Sandberg's Lean-In Project. Read it HERE.

Dr. Lynne Huffer is also the co-editor, with Shannon Winnubst at Ohio State University, of philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism. Read it HERE.

Noemi Molitor has successfully presented her prospectus: "Re-Imagining Migration through Visual Art: Queer Movements through Time and Space as a lens for Contemporary Struggles about Post-national Belonging in Germany"

Lisa Frazier has successfully presented her prospectus:"The Poetics of Imagination: Bodies, Selves and World in Women's Sufi Practice."

Ayisha Al-Sayya has successfully presented her prospctus:"Queer in the Streets: Gay Nightlife, Public Spaces and Sexuality-based Organizing in Contemporary Beirut, Lebanon."

Read Emory College freshman, Emilia Truluck's, op-ed from the Emory Wheel on the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act HERE.

Samantha Allen has recently published an Op-Ed in the Emory Wheel: "Flawed Discourse by Wagner"

WGSS Alum, Angela Willey, has recently published an Op-Ed on The Feminist Wire: "The Science of Love Behind the Science of Rape."

Kristina Gupta has been offered an Emory Dean's Teaching Fellowship for 2013-2014. 

Aimi Hamraie has accepted a Tenure-Track position as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Lynne Huffer has published an OpEd on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade in The Feminist Wire.

As part of Emory's OpEd Project Fellowship, Dr. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson recently published an opinion piece in The Huffington Post on the resourcefulness of people with disabilities and the recent film The Sessions.

Emory's Feminist Science Studies Graduate Students have started their own Tumblr.  Check it out HERE.

Jae Turner's article "Mary E. Hutchinson, Intelligibility, and the Historical Limits of Agency" was recently published in Feminist Studies.  Additionally, Mary Hutchinson's art work appears on the cover of this issue of Feminist Studies.

Lisa Knisley has successfully defended her dissertation: "The Gendered Subject of Violence: Towards a Feminist Account of Ethical Freedom"

Stephanie Speanburg has successfully defended her dissertation: "American, Woman, Borderline: The Material-Discursive Production of Borderline Personality Disorder."

Dr. Lynne Huffer has been named the presitigious Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This chair recognizes Professor Huffer's incredible accomplishments at Emory and beyond.

Dr. Lynne Huffer's book Are The Lips A Grave? Queer Feminist Relfections on The Ethics of Sex will be published in 2013 By Columbia University Press.

Cyd Cipolla has been awarded a Melon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Lizzy Venell has successfully defended her dissertation: "Queer Projections: Sexuality and Visibility Through the Avant-Garde Lens."

Danica Tisdale has successfully defended her dissertation: "The Paegent Politic: Race and Representation in American Beauty Contests and Culture."

Brandy Simula has successfully defended her dissertation: "A 'Different Economy of Bodies and Pleasures'?: Gender, Power, and Sexuality in BDSM interactions."

Sarah Vitorino has successfully defended her dissertation: "Overcoming the Odds: Understanding Formerly Incarcerated Women's Desistance from Crime."

Jae Turner has successfully defended her dissertation: "Mary E. Hutchinson: The Absence of an Ouvre."

Rez Pullen has successfully defended his dissertation: "Preface to Transgender: Fractures of the Wrong Body."

Aby Parsons has moved into candidacy with her project: "Sapphic Scarletts, Dixie Dykes, and Tomboys: Representing Female Bodied Queerness in Contemporary Southern Fiction and Film."

Nikki Karalekas has been awarded a Melon Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellowship for 2012-2013.

Shannan Palma successfully defended her dissertation: "Tales as Old as Time: Myth, Gender, and The Fairy Tale in Popular Culture."

Kelly Ball has been awarded the 2012 PhiloSOPHIA Graduate Prize for her paper "'More or Less Raped' Rethinking Alcoff's Response to Foucault's Presentation of the Jouy Case."

Cyd Cippola has been awarded a Dean's Teaching Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Angie LaGrotteria successfully defended her dissertation, "Engendering Regions in Contemporary Novels of Appalachia and the U.S. Southwest."

Jae Turner's essay, "Mary E. Hutchinson Two of Them," was recognized by the Emory President's Commission on the Status of Women Student Writing Award.

Lynne Huffer has been awarded the Modern Language Association Florence Howe Award for feminist scolarship in English for her paper "Are The Lips A Grave?"

Jessica Probst, student in WGSS, has been accepted as one of 20 students to attend the UN Practicum in Advocacy conference in 2012. The practicum gives students a chance to attend the meetings of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York in February. The practicum is made possible by The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) and the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University.

Dr. Pamela Scully and Professor Dorothy Hodgson (Rutgers Anthropology) have been chosen to run a workshop on Gender Justice in the Era of Human Rights as part of the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program for 2012.

Dr. Holloway Sparks has been awarded The 2012 Betty Nesvold Women and Politics Award: For the best paper on women and politics presented at the previous Annual Meeting of the Western
Political Science Association for her paper "Gender, Race, and Un/governability: The Politics of Democratic Disturbance in Welfare Rights Activism."

Tiya Miles, who received her master's degree in Women's Studies from Emory University in 1995, has been named one of 22 new MacArthur Fellows for 2011. Miles and other recipients learned through a phone call out of the blue from the Foundation that they each will receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years. MacArthur Fellowships come without stipulations and offer unprecedented freedom and opportunity to reflect, create and explore. Miles is a public historian and current faculty member at the University of Michigan. Her work explores the complex relationship between African and Cherokee peoples living and working in colonial America.