Affiliate faculty

Affiliate faculty may be tenured, tenure-track, term, adjunct, administrative faculty, or classified staff in another department or program with a specialization relevant to Women and Gender Studies and/or gender scholarship. 

  • Samirah Alkassim

    Samirah Alkassim

    Assistant Professor

  • Amy L Best

    Amy L Best

    Professor

    Education, social inequalities, youth, identity and intersectionality, children's health, community sociology, micro sociology, cultural sociology, sociology of everyday life, consumer markets and commercial life, sociology of food, farm to school, food access and food insecurity, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, ethnography, program evaluation

  • Meagan Call-Cummings

    Meagan Call-Cummings

    Associate Professor

  • Cher Weixia Chen

    Cher Weixia Chen

    Associate Professor

    International Studies, Legal Studies, and Social Justice and Human Rights

  • Rose M Cherubin

    Rose M Cherubin

    Associate Professor

    Ancient philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, African American philosophy

  • G. Chesler

    G. Chesler

    Professor

    documentary film, fiction film directing, transmedia, social issue media production

  • Maria M Dakake

    Maria M Dakake

    Associate Professor

    Islamic Thought; Qur'anic Studies; Shi'ite and Sufi Traditions; Women and Gender

  • Shannon N Davis

    Shannon N Davis

    Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, George Mason University, Korea

    Sociology of families and intimate relationships, gender ideologies, gender inequality, research methods

  • Sharon P. Doetsch-Kidder

    Sharon P. Doetsch-Kidder

    Associate Professor

    Social movements, race and ethnic studies, theories of genders and sexualities, pedagogy, mindfulness education, and the globalization of liberal arts education

  • Kim Eby

    Kim Eby

    Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs and Development / Assoc. Professor

    Community Psychology, Leadership, Faculty Development

  • Rachael Goodman

    Rachael Goodman

    Associate Professor

    Trauma counseling, intergenerational trauma, and resilience Immigrant and refugee women and families Counselor training and development Mindfulness practices in counseling and counselor training Community-based participatory research (CBPR) practices and social action

  • Karen Trister Grace

    Karen Trister Grace

    Assistant Professor

    Reproductive coercion, Intimate partner violence, Pregnancy intention, Midwifery, Nursing, Health disparities, Health equity, Reproductive justice

  • Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Associate Professor

    Medical anthropology, aging and end-of-life care, pain management, reproductive health, Islam, technology, gender, Middle East and North Africa, the United States

  • Jessica Hurley

    Jessica Hurley

    Assistant Professor

    Speculative fiction and sci-fi; environmental humanities; C20/21 multi-ethnic American literatures; Indigenous and postcolonial literatures; science and technology studies; gender and sexuality studies.

  • Maria Karametou

    Maria Karametou

    Associate Professor

  • Vicki Kirsch

    Vicki Kirsch

    Associate Professor

    Feminist psychology and psychotherapy, women’s sexualities and spiritualities, trauma and recovery

  • Lisa Koch

    Lisa Koch

    Professor

    Teen/Young Adult Literature; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Multi-Ethnic American Literature; African American Literature; Women Writers; Harry Potter

  • Michelle LaFrance

    Michelle LaFrance

    Associate Professor

    Feminist research/feminist rhetoric, creative nonfiction, community writing, writing across the curriculum/in the disciplines, ethnography, writing program administration and pedagogy

  • Heidi Y. Lawrence

    Heidi Y. Lawrence

    Associate Professor

    Medical rhetoric and medical humanities, vaccine controversy, professional and technical communication, public rhetoric, rhetoric of science and technology

  • Michael G Malouf

    Michael G Malouf

    Associate Professor

    Modernism; Postcolonialism; Anglophone novel, drama, and poetry, spec. Irish, Caribbean, British literature; literary theory, cultural studies, petroculture & theories of energy transition; History of English, Global English literary criticism

  • Shayna Maskell

    Shayna Maskell

    Assistant Professor

    Popular and youth culture, music, social movements, and subcultures.

  • Julie E. Owen

    Julie E. Owen

    Associate Professor

    the intersections of leadership identity and women’s adult development, critical and emancipatory research methods, the scholarship of liberatory leadership teaching and learning.

  • Christy L Pichichero

    Christy L Pichichero

    Associate Professor

    Early Modern and Revolutionary Literature, History, and Art of the French Empire; War and Culture; Critical Race and Critical Mixed Race Studies; Human Rights and Social Justice; Multiculturalism; Theater; Film Theory; Digital Humanities; Medical History; History of Emotion; Women’s Writing and History; History of News and Information Networks; Critical Pedagogy; Inclusive Pedagogy and Curricular Design; Student/Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing; Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring; Grad Student Recruitment and Mentoring, Academic and Community Activism, Academe and Politics.

  • Rashmi Sadana

    Rashmi Sadana

    Associate Professor

    Urban space, gender, and social mobility; infrastructure, design, and the built environment; language politics and ideologies; cultural identity formation; ethnography of literature; postcolonial theory, globalization, India

  • Kristin Samuelian

    Kristin Samuelian

    Associate Professor

    British literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, nineteenth-century British novel, materialist approaches to literature.

  • Rick W. A. Smith

    Rick W. A. Smith

    Assistant Professor

    Genomics; Epigenomics; Ancient DNA; Power and Social Inequality; Settler Colonialism; Ancient Urbanism and Imperialism; Feminist, Queer, and Indigenous Science Studies. Primary geographic foci include the American South, Texas, Mesoamerica, and the Andes.

  • Janani Umamaheswar

    Janani Umamaheswar

    Assistant Professor

    Critical criminology, social inequality, punishment and incarceration, the life course, qualitative research methods

  • Bethany M. Usher

    Bethany M. Usher

    Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

    Bioarchaeology, Evolution of Health and Disease, Growth and Development, Osteology, Diet

  • Alexandria Zylstra

    Alexandria Zylstra

    Associate Professor