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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.

Matthew 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.

Elizabeth Bounds (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, 1994); Associate Professor of Christian Ethics; communal practices in church and civil society; feminist and liberation ethics; narratives and voices; 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 Women Writers, Gender and Feminist Theory, Narratology.

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.

María M. Carrión (Ph.D., Yale University, 1990); Professor of Spanish; Spanish Golden Age drama and prose; gender studies; comparative approaches to literature (interartistic readings, literature and the law, literature and religion); Puerto Rican literature; Latin American theater.

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

Cheryl Crowley (Ph.D., Columbia University , 2000); 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); Associate 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); Professor of Psychology; cognitive development; memory development.

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

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

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

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

Leslie M. Harris (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1995); Associate Professor of History; 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.

Carol J. Rowland Hogue (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1973); Jules and Uldeen Terry Professor of Maternal and Child Health and Professor of Epidemiology; women's and children's health epidemiology.

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.

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) Associate Professor of French; postcolonial studies, Francophone literatures and cultures from the Caribbean, North-Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa, Food in film, literature, and culture.

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

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.

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.

Barbara (Bobbi) Patterson (Ph.D. Emory University, 1994); Senior Lecturer in Religion; spiritual practices; symnbolisms of the body, psychodynamics and cultural construction/reconstruction; 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.

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

Michele Schreiber (Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 2006); Assistant Professor of Film 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; twentieth-century Russian culture; interrelationships among the Soviet/Russian arts; non-Russian nationalities; Russian women artists and writers.

Karen A. Stolley (Ph.D., Yale University, 1985); Associate Professor of Spanish; colonial Latin American literature; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz; women's religious writing.

Sharon Strocchia (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1981); Professor of History; Italian Renaissance.

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, Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts; American studies; Southern studies; documentary film.

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; contemporary Continental philosophy; ethics and social theory; race and gender studies; nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy; philosophy and literature.

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.