Core Faculty

  • Leah M Adams

    Leah M Adams

    Assistant Professor

    Psychosocial aspects of adapting to chronic disease and/or traumatic injury; HIV risk & prevention among high-risk groups; Health equity & reducing health disparities

  • Anu Aneja

    Anu Aneja


    Associate Professor

    transnational feminist theory and aesthetics; contemporary French, francophone and Indian literatures; feminist perspectives on mothering; and feminist pedagogy

  • David Powers Corwin

    David Powers Corwin

    Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Assistant Professor

    LGBTQ Studies; feminist and queer theory; friendship studies and rhetoric, television studies; critical trauma studies and rhetoric; ecofeminism; gender and sexuality in Appalachia; role of gender equity centers in higher education

  • Yevette Richards Jordan

    Yevette Richards Jordan

    Associate Professor

    African American history, women's history, history of lynching, labor history, Pan-Africanism

  • Rachel A. Lewis

    Rachel A. Lewis

    Concentration Head

    Associate Professor

    feminist and queer theory; ecofeminism and animal rights; human rights; race and immigration; transnational sexualities; media and cultural studies; disability studies

  • Akila-Ka Ma'at (Jennifer R. Warren)

    Akila-Ka Ma'at (Jennifer R. Warren)

    Assistant Professor

    Black Women, Reproductive Health, Infectious Disease, Chronic Disease, Health Outcomes, Determinants of Health, Internalized Racism, Racial Stress, Resilience, Digital Health, Health Communication, Black Feminism, Translational Research, Critical Methodologies, Community-Based Participatory Research