Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Accomplishments

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Karen Rosenblum received the David King Teaching Award.

Cortney Hughes Rinker, Ricardo Vivancos Perez, and Lynne Scott Constantine  received Teacher of Distinction Award from the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, George Mason University (2015).

Rachel Jones received tenure and promoted to associate professor.

Cortney Hughes Rinker was nominated for Career Connection Faculty Award, Center for Career Services, George Mason University (2015)

Hermoine Pickett  received the December 2014 Employee of the Month Award and wrote a brief article for the MAAN Newsletter, completed the Mason Advisor Certificate program as well as presented on our Adult Degree program at this year’s Mason-VCCS symposium in February.

Lisa L. Lindley received The Lambda Distinguished Alumni Award 2015.

Ashley Gaddy was appointed to Coordinator for Research and Scholarship for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee for the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers, March 2015.

Paul Gorski coordinated the development of the MAIS concentration in Social Justice and Human Rights.

Melissa Masone Ulmer was elected to serve in a national volunteer role with NASPA as the Co-Chair of their Parent & Family Relations Knowledge Community.

Rachel Lewis was invited to talk -“They Wanted Me to Prove that I’m a Lesbian but they Wouldn’t Tell Me How I Could”: The Problem of Credibility in Lesbian Asylum Narratives,” Political Asylum and the Politics of Suspicion Symposium, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, March, 2015.

Nick Lennon’s program Right, Wrong or Different (Ethics Dinner) was identified as one of the top 14 programs nationally for integrating international and domestic students.


Peters N. StearnsGender in World History 3rd Edition Series: Themes in World History (Published  March 9, 2015)

Tashia Harris- "Black, Queer, and Looking for a Job: An Exploratory Study of Career Decision Making Among Self-Identified Sexual Minorities at an Urban Historically Black College/University"  Journal of Homosexuality (Published July 28, 2014)

Paul Gorski - Decolonizing “Multicultural” Counseling and Psychology through Social Justice (with Rachael Goodman) AND Poverty, Class, and Schooling: Global Perspectives on Economic Justice and Educational Equity (with Elinor Brown & Gloria Lazaridis)

Cortney Hughes Rinker - Forthcoming. Applied Anthropology: Unexpected Spaces, Topics, and Methods. Sheena Nahm and Cortney Hughes Rinker, eds. Routledge (Published October 30, 2015)

Rachel Lewis- “Immigration,” forthcoming in Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies, eds. Abbie E. Goldberg.

Rachel Lewis- 2016 With Amy Shuman, “Asylum, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” forthcoming in Nancy A. Naples, ed.Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)

Rachel Lewis- 2016 “Queer Authorship,” forthcoming in E. Ann Kaplan, Patrice Petro, Dijana Jelača, and Kristin Hole, eds.,Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender (New York and London: Routledge).

Rachel Lewis- 2016 “Transnational Lesbian Cinema in the Women’s and Gender Studies Classroom: Beyond Neoliberal Imaginaries of Desire,” forthcoming in Bruce Bennett and Katarzyna Marciniak, eds. Teaching Transnational Cinema and Media: Politics and Pedagogy (New York and London: Routledge, 2016).

Liz Huergo- “Latino/Latina Literatures in the U.S.” (bibliographical essay) CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (Forthcoming April 2015)

Liz Huergo- “Coming Home to Writing” (essay) Poets & Writers Magazine (November/December 2014)

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