Associated Faculty

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.

Deepika Bahri (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1992); Associate Professor of English; postcolonial and multicultural studies; fiction; eighteenth-century studies.

Angelika Bammer (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1982); Associate Professor of German; twentieth-century literature and culture; women writers; film; critical and feminist theory.

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 US; gender, power, and sustainability in food systems.

Matthew H. Bernstein (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1987); Professor of Film Studies; African-Americans in film; documentary, Japanese, post-war European and Hollywood cinemas; the American film industry; historical film research methods; gender and film censorship.

Munia Bhaumik (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2012); Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature; American and World literatures; political philosophy; post-colonial studies; critical theory; dramatic form; lyric poetry; translation; citizenship; comparative racialization; queer feminism.

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.

Martine Watson Brownley (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1975); Goodrich C. White Professor of English; eighteenth-century literature; women's studies.

Julia C. Bullock (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2004); Associate Professor, Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures; Modern Japanese Literature, Culture and History, Women Writers, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Feminist Theory.

Patricia A. Cahill (Ph.D., Columbia University, 2000); Associate Professor of English; Shakespeare; Renaissance drama; early modern literature and culture; critical theory; feminist theory.

Rong Cai (Ph.D., Washington University-St. Louis, 1995); Associate Professor of Chinese; twentieth-century Chinese literature; Chinese women writers; Chinese cinema.

Sheila T. Cavanaugh (Ph.D., Brown University, 1988); Professor of English; Renaissance literature; Shakespeare; literary criticism; feminist theory.

Cheryl Crowley (Ph.D., Columbia University , 2001); Associate Professor of Japanese language and literature; classical and early modern Japanese poetry and fiction; Japanese visual arts, modern Japanese women writers; classical Japanese poetry and painting.

Dianne M. Diaketé (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.

Timothy Dowd (Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996); Professor of Sociology; cultural sociology, economic sociology, mass media, work and industry, formal organizations.

Wendy Farley (Ph.D., Vanderbilt, 1988); Professor of Religion; philosophy of religion; Christian ethics; philosophical ethics; western religious thought; history of Christian thought; philosophical and systematic theology.

Martha A. Fineman (J.D., University of Chicago, 1975); Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law; Feminist Legal Theory, Family Law.

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.

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1984); Professor of Religion; performance studies and anthropology of religion, women and religion, life history; geographic/linguistic focus: South Asia/Hindi.

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1993); Professor of English; disability studies, American literature and culture, feministy theory, bioethics.

Jonathan Goldberg (Ph.D., Columbia University, 1968); Distinguished Professor of English; English Renaissance literature; race, gender, and sexuality.

Carole L. Hahn (Ed.D., Indiana University, 1973); Charles Howard Candler Professor of Comparative Education and Social Studies Education; social studies education; comparative education.

Pamela M. Hall (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University): Associate Professor of Religion; ethics, moral psychology, philosophy and literature, and feminist thought.

Leslie M. Harris (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1995); Associate Professor of History and African American Studies; nineteenth-century United States history; African-American history; United States labor history; history of women, gender and sexuality; history of race and ethnicity; southern history; history of the Atlantic world.

Wan-Li Ho (Ph.D., Temple University , 2001); Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture; Chinese language and culture; Chinese religions and comparative thought; religion and environmental issues; Asian women's studies.

Cathryn Johnson (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1990); Professor of Sociology; social psychology; sociology of work; organizations.

Dalia Judovitz (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1976); Professor of French; seventeenth-century French literature.

Walter Kalaidjian (Ph.D., Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1982); Professor of English; twentieth-century American literature and culture.

Paul Kelleher (Ph.D., Princeton University); Assistant Professor, Department of English; 19 th Century British Lit, the culture of sentiment, contemporary literary theory, LGBT Studies, literature and philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis, feminism and queer theory.

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 and mysticism.

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.

Gary Laderman (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994); Professor of Religion; history of religions in America ; religion and culture.

Ruby Lal (Ph.D., University of Oxford, U.K., 2001); Associate Professor of South Asian Civilizations.

Deborah E. Lipstadt (Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1976); Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies; modern Jewish studies.

Valérie Loichot (Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1996) Professor of French and English; Literature and cultures of the Americas (Caribbean and U.S.).

Kim A. Loudermilk (Ph.D., Emory University, 1997); Senior Lecturer, Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts; feminist theory, contemporary American literature; popular culture.

Rosemary M. Magee (Ph.D., Emory University, 1982); Director, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL); literary studies; southern women writers.

Elissa Marder (Ph.D., Yale University, 1989); Professor of French; French feminism; feminist film theory; psychoanalysis; women writers in French.

Patricia A. Marsteller (Ph.D., University of Florida, 1985); Professor of Practice, Center for Science Education; evolutionary ecology and behavior; biology education.

Stu Marvel (Doctoral Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School); Post-Doctoral Fellow; bioethics, biotechnology and reproductive rights; gender and Sexuality in health law; critical indigenous studies; queer theory and kinship; comparative and international law.

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. 

Joy Ann McDougall (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1998) Associate Professor of Theology; twentieth-century German theology, political and liberation theologies, and feminist-womanist debates in the doctrines of God and Christology.

Sean Meighoo (Ph.D., York University, 2005) Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature; twentieth-century continental philosophy and literary theory; race and postcolonial studies; feminism and queer studies; posthumanism and animal studies.

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.

Patricia Owen-Smith (Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1986); Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies; women and poverty; gender and violence.

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.

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.

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.

Judith Rohrer (Ph.D., Columbia University, 1984); Associate Professor of Art History; modern architecture; space and gender theory.

Teemu Ruskola (J.D., Yale Law School, 1995); Professor of Law

Michele Schreiber (Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 2006); 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.

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.

Claire E. Sterk (PhD, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 1990; Doctorate, University of Utrecht, 1986).  Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health (and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs); women's health; health disparities; addiction; feminist approaches to research.

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.

Sharon Strocchia (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1981); Professor of History; women in early modern Europe; gender and medicine in premodern Europe.

Natasha Trethewey (M.F.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1995); Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing; Contemporary American, African-American and Southern Poetry, and poetry writing (the persona poem, the long poem, and narrative).

Allen E. Tullos (Ph.D., Yale University, 1985); Professor of History; Co-director, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship; senior editor, Southern Spaces; digital humanities, critical regional studies.

Kimberly Wallace-Sanders (Ph.D, Boston University, 1996); Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts; 19th century American and African American literature, African American material culture, Ethnic stereotypes, race and the female body, contemporary feminism and visual culture 


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.

Andrea C. White (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2008); Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture; constructive Christian theology and womanist theology. Candler School of Theology, andrea.white@emory.edu

Cynthia Willett (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1988); Professor of Philosophy; ethics and social theory; race and gender studies; ethics and music; philosophy and literature (especially comedy and friendship studies).

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 and body image; designing HIV prevention trials for African-American women; theories of gender and power.

Craig Womack (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1995); Associate Professor of English; Native American literary studies.

Kathryn M. Yount (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1999); Associate Professor of Sociology and International Health; social demography; public health, methods; gender inequality and health outcomes in Egypt.