As an interdisciplinary program, Gender Studies faculty have their primary academic homes in departments across the university.  The program is administered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology with the assistance of a coordinator from among the list of gender studies faculty.

Dr. Laura Barrio-Vilar, Associate Professor of EnglishLaura Barrio-Vilar,  Associate Professor of English

Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Fields: Race, Gender, Class, Citizenship, African Diaspora, Postcolonial Studies, Contemporary LGBTQ Literature, and Cultural Studies, and Intersectional Approaches to Social Justice.



David Baylis, Assistant Professor of Geograph

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Fields: Queer Theory, Critical Spatial Thinking, and Analysis, Environmental Studies, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)



Juliana Flinn, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., Stanford University

Fields: Micronesia, Cultural Identity, Kinship, Gender, Migration, and Dance



Zac Hagins , Assistant Professor of French

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University 

Fields: Immigration, Ethnicity, Gender, and the Construction of National Identity



Londie Martin, Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetorics

Ph.D., University of Arizona

Fields: Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Studies, Multimodal Composition, Digital Literacies, and Game Studies, and Critical Youth Studies



Nathan E. Marvin, Assistant Professor of History

Ph.D., John Hopkins University

Fields: French Empire, Race, Slavery, Religion, Gender



Kris McAbee, Associate Professor of English

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Fields: Early Modern Literature, Digital Humanities, and Intersectional Feminist Cultural Studies



Dr. McAuliffeJana McAuliffe, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., DePaul University

Fields: Philosophies of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, Applied Ethics, Critical Theory, Contemporary Continental, and History of Philosophy


Margaret E. Scranton, Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Fields: American Presidency, US First Ladies, Public Policy, US Foreign Policy, and Archival Research



Molly Smith, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Ph.D., Sam Houston University

Fields: Rape Myths, Sexual Assault on Campus, Prostitution/Sex Trafficking, Gender Differences in Offending/Re-entry Success



Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs

Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

Fields: Transitional Justice, Peacebuilding, Human Rights, Democratization



Dr. Katrina Yeaw, Assistant Professor of HistoryKatrina Yeaw, Assistant Professor of History

Ph.D., Georgetown University

Fields: the Middle East and North Africa, Gender, Race, Colonialism, Violence, Memory, Law, Resistance and Collaboration, and Colonial/Post-Colonial