The associated faculty of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies represent most of the departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as well as other schools within Emory, including Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, English, Film Studies, French, History, the Institute of Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Public Health, Theology and Law. Many of our associated faculty members teach WGSS courses, serve on dissertation committees, and are closely involved in the life of the Department.
Angelika Bammer (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1982); Associate Professor Interdisciplinary Humanities in The Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts and the Department of Comparative; twentieth-century literature and culture; women writers; film; critical and feminist theory.
Barbara G. Ladd (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1990); Professor of English; post-Civil War and twentieth-century American literature; southern literature.
Barbara (Bobbi) Patterson (Ph.D. Emory University, 1994); Professor of Pedagogy in Religion; contemplative practices; place-based studies and pedagogies, ecosystem resilience and community engagement, Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism.
Cathryn Johnson (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1990); Senior Associate Dean of Laney Graduate School and Professor of Sociology; social psychology; sociology of work; organizations.
Cheryl Crowley (Ph.D., Columbia University, 2001); Associate Professor of Japanese language and literature and Director of the East Asian Studies Program; classical and early modern Japanese poetry and fiction; Japanese visual arts, modern Japanese women writers; classical Japanese poetry and painting.
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Craig Womack (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1995); Associate Professor of English; Native American literary studies.
Cynthia Willett (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1988); Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy and Interim Director of Graduate Studies; ethics and social theory; race and gender studies; ethics and music; philosophy and literature (especially comedy and friendship studies).
Dalia Judovitz (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1976); National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of French and Italian.; seventeenth-century French literature.
Dawn Peterson (Ph.D., New York University, 2011); Assistant Professor of History; early North American and U.S. history; race, gender, and kinship in the history of U.S. capitalism, settler colonialism, and slavery.
Deborah E. Lipstadt (Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1976); Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies; modern Jewish studies.
Deepika Bahri (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1992); Associate Professor of English; postcolonial and multicultural studies; fiction; eighteenth-century studies.
Dianne M. Stewart (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, 1997); Associate Professor of Religion; theologies and religious practices of the African diaspora with special emphases on Black/womanist theologies and African-derived religions.
Dilek Huseyinzadegan (Ph.D., DePaul University, 2012); Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy; Kant and German Idealism, Social and Political Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race, and Feminism.
Dwight A. McBride (Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1996) English Literature Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. His research and teaching interests include American and African American literature, and the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.
Elissa Marder (Ph.D., Yale University, 1989); Chair of the Department of French and Italian, Interim Director of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program and Professor of French and Comparative Literature; French feminism; feminist film theory; psychoanalysis; women writers in French.
Elizabeth Bounds (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, 1994); Associate Professor of Christian Ethics; peace-building and conflict transformation; restorative justice and the prison system; democratic practices and civil society; feminist and liberation ethics; and transformative pedagogical practices.
Gary Laderman (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994); Department Chair and Professor of Religion; history of religions in
Gina M. Wingood (Sc.D., Harvard University, 1995); Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. Examining socio-cultural influences on women's sexuality such as the media, partner violence
Joy Ann McDougall (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1998) Associate Professor of Systematic Theology; twentieth-century German theology, political and liberation theologies, and feminist-womanist debates in the doctrines of God and Christology.
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1984); Professor of Religion; performance studies and anthropology of religion, women
Juliette Stapanian-Apkarian (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1980); Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies; Russian avant-garde art and theory; gender politics and national identity; women writers and visual artists in Soviet/PostSoviet Russia.
Judith Rohrer (Ph.D., Columbia University, 1984); Professor Emerita, Associate Professor of Art History; modern architecture; space and gender theory.
Julia C. Bullock (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2004); Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature, Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures; Modern Japanese Literature, Culture, and History, Women Writers, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Feminist Theory.
Karen A. Stolley (Ph.D., Yale University, 1985); Professor of Spanish; colonial Latin American literature; global Enlightenment; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz; women's religious writing.
Kathryn M. Yount (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1999); Associate Professor of Sociology and Asa Griggs Candler Chair of Global Health; social demography; public health, methods; gender inequality and health outcomes in Egypt.
Kim A. Loudermilk (Ph.D., Emory University, 1997); Senior Lecturer, Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts; feminist theory, contemporary American literature; popular culture.
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Martha A. Fineman (J.D., University of Chicago, 1975); Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law; Feminist Legal Theory, Family Law.
Mary E. Odem (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1989); Associate Professor of History; U.S. history with a focus on women, gender, and sexuality; Latin American-U.S. immigration; race and ethnicity.
Martine Watson Brownley (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1975); Goodrich C. White Professor of English and the Director of Emory's Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry; eighteenth-century literature; women's studies.
Matthew H. Bernstein (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1987); Department Chair and Professor of Film & Media Studies; African-Americans in
Michael Peletz ( Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983); Professor of Anthropology; social and cultural theory, gender, sexuality, kinship, law, religion (especially Islam), social history, and modernity, particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia, and other parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim.
Michele Schreiber (Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 2006); Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies; Gender in American film, television, and popular culture; feminist film and media theory and criticism; film genres; contemporary American cinema.
Michelle Wright (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1997) Longstreet Professor of English at Emory. Her research focuses on literary, cultural, philosophical and political discourses on Blackness and Black identity in the Anglophone, Francophone, and Germanophone African Diaspora, from the 18th to 21stcenturies.
Munia Bhaumik (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2012); Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature; American and World
Nagueyalti Warren (Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1985); Professor of Pedagogy, Department of African-American Studies; Black literature with special emphasis on African, African-American and Caribbean women's fiction.
Noelle McAfee (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1998); Professor of Philosophy; social and political philosophy; ethics; feminist theory; contemporary Continental philosophy; and American philosophy.
Pamela M. Hall (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University): Associate Professor of Religion; ethics, moral psychology, philosophy and literature, and feminist thought.
Patricia A. Cahill (Ph.D., Columbia University, 2000); Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of English; Shakespeare; Renaissance drama; early modern literature and culture; critical theory; feminist theory.
Patricia A. Marsteller (Ph.D., University of Florida, 1985); Professor of Practice, Department of Biology; evolutionary ecology and behavior; biology education.
Patricia Owen-Smith (Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1986); Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies; women and poverty; gender and violence.
Paul Kelleher (Ph.D., Princeton University); Assistant Professor, Department of English; 19
Peggy Barlett (Ph.D., Columbia University, 1975); Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Liaison to the Office of Sustainability Initiatives; agricultural systems and farm families in Latin America and
Rachel Niehuus (M.D., Ph.D., University of California-San Francisco, 2014 and 2016); Medical House Staff, Department of Surgery; medical anthropology; care and intimacy; phenomenology; affect theory; racial health disparities; gun violence and war; feminist and queer theory; global surgical education; sub-Saharan Africa.
Robyn Fivush (Ph.D., City University of New York, 1982); Associate Vice-Provost for Academic Innovation; Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology; narrative identity; gendered identity.
Rong Cai (Ph.D., Washington University-St. Louis, 1995); Associate Professor of Chinese and the Chinese Program Advisor; twentieth-century Chinese literature; Chinese women writers; Chinese cinema.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1993); Director of the Graduate Division of the Department of Religion and Professor of Religion; disability studies, American literature and culture,
Rosemary M. Magee (Ph.D., Emory University, 1982); Director, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL); literary studies; southern women writers.
Ruby Lal (Ph.D., University of Oxford, U.K., 2001); Professor of South Asian History.
Scott Kugle (Ph.D., Duke University, 2000); Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and South Asian Civilization; gender identity and sexual orientation in Islamic culture, law, ethics
Sharon Strocchia (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1981); Professor of History; women in early modern Europe; gender and medicine in premodern Europe.
Sheila T. Cavanaugh (Ph.D., Brown University, 1988); Professor of English; Renaissance literature; Shakespeare; literary criticism; feminist theory.
Sean Meighoo (Ph.D., York University, 2005); Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature; twentieth-century continental philosophy and literary theory; race and postcolonial studies; feminism and queer studies; posthumanism and animal studies.
Stefanie Speanburg (Ph.D., Emory University, 2012); Adjunct Assistant Professor Emory School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Assistant Professor Smith School for Social Work; clinical and applied psychoanalysis, gender and sexualities studies, psychoanalytic process and psychotherapy research.
Teemu Ruskola (J.D., Yale Law School, 1995); Professor of Law
Timothy Dowd (Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996); Department Chair and Professor of Sociology; cultural sociology, economic sociology, mass media, work and industry, formal organizations.
Valérie Loichot (Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1996) Professor of French and English; Literature and cultures of the Americas (
Wan-Li Ho (Ph.D., Temple University, 2001); Retired, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture; Chinese language and culture; Chinese religions and comparative thought; religion and environmental issues; Asian women's studies.
Walter Kalaidjian (Ph.D., Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1982); Professor of English; twentieth-century American literature and culture.