Full-time Faculty

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  • 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

  • Samirah Alkassim

    Samirah Alkassim

    Assistant Professor

  • Anu Aneja

    Anu Aneja

    Director

    Associate Professor

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

  • LaShonda Anthony

    LaShonda Anthony

    Director for Academic Integrity and Initiatives in University Life

    intersection of spirituality and higher education environments; diversity in higher education

B

  • Holly Mason Badra

    Holly Mason Badra

    Associate Director

    Instructor

  • Supriya Baily

    Supriya Baily

    Professor

    Dr. Bailys research has focused primarily on the effects nonformal education has had on women and the communities in which they live.

  • Ann C Baker

    Ann C Baker

    Professor

    Organizational change, cross cultural communication, conflict and change, group dynamics, knowledge creation, and virtual conversations

  • Frederic Bemak

    Frederic Bemak

    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

  • Jo-Marie Burt

    Jo-Marie Burt

    Associate Professor

    Comparative politics, Latin America, political violence, human rights, transitional justice

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  • 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

  • Tianna L. Cobb

    Tianna L. Cobb

    Postdoctoral R & T Fellow

    Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Mental Health, Gender and Race, Black Studies

  • Lynne Constantine

    Lynne Constantine

    Associate Professor

    Gender, culture and the arts; art as social action; creativity; educating for social justice; self-study of professional practices in teaching.

  • 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

D

  • 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

  • Courtney Diener

    Courtney Diener

    Instructor

    interpersonal violence, violence prevention, Title IX and higher education.

  • 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

  • Kelly Dunne

    Kelly Dunne

    Instructor

    History, Childhood Studies, and Education

  • Leslie Dwyer

    Leslie Dwyer

    Associate Professor

E

  • Kim Eby

    Kim Eby

    Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs and Development / Assoc. Professor

    Community Psychology, Leadership, Faculty Development

  • Lisa Eckenwiler

    Lisa Eckenwiler

    Professor

    Bioethics, health care ethics, public health ethics, feminist ethical and political theory

F

  • Cynthia Fuchs

    Cynthia Fuchs

    Associate Professor

    Antiracist work, documentary and fiction film, television, social media, war media, sports media, Black media, LGBTQ+ media, horror, action, and science fiction movies and TV, gender and sexuality.

G

  • Pamela Watkins Garner

    Pamela Watkins Garner

    Professor

    Social and emotional development of young children

  • 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

H

  • Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Associate Professor

    Islamic history, Middle East, Women's Studies, Global history

  • Nancy W Hanrahan

    Nancy W Hanrahan

    Associate Professor

    critical theory, cultural sociology, feminist theory, music and the arts

  • Tamara Harvey

    Tamara Harvey

    Associate Professor

    early American literature, early modern women's writing, feminist theory

  • 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

  • Samuel Clowes Huneke

    Samuel Clowes Huneke

    Assistant Professor

    Modern Europe, Modern Germany, History of Sexuality, Legal History, History of Democracy

  • 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.

J

  • Amena Johnson

    Amena Johnson

    Instructor

  • Rachel Jones

    Rachel Jones

    Associate Professor

    19th & 20th century continental philosophy, feminist philosophy, aesthetics

  • Yevette Richards Jordan

    Yevette Richards Jordan

    Associate Professor

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

  • Linn Jorgenson

    Linn Jorgenson

    Assistant Dean of Students

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  • Maria Karametou

    Maria Karametou

    Associate Professor

  • LuLu Geza Kelemen

    LuLu Geza Kelemen

    Instructor

  • Julie Kim

    Julie Kim

    Instructor

    Asian American students, student development, multiple identities, intersectionality, and graduate student success

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Rachel A. Lewis

    Rachel A. Lewis

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Associate Professor

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Professor

    Race, gender, the African American experience, and the history of black women in the Atlantic World

  • Shayna Maskell

    Shayna Maskell

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Alexandra Minieri

    Alexandra Minieri

    Instructor

  • Janette Muir

    Janette Muir

    Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education / Associate Professor

    Political communication

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  • 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.

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  • Fariba Parsa

    Fariba Parsa

    Assistant Professor

  • 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.

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  • Priscilla M Regan

    Priscilla M Regan

    Professor

    Information and communication privacy policy, digital government, public policy process.

  • Jennifer Ritterhouse

    Jennifer Ritterhouse

    Professor

    20th century U.S.; U.S. South; African American history; women and gender; children and childhood

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  • 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

  • Ava Sambriski

    Ava Sambriski

    Assistant Director

    Instructor

  • Kristin Samuelian

    Kristin Samuelian

    Associate Professor

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

  • Kelly Schrum

    Kelly Schrum

    Professor

    scholarship of teaching and learning, history of higher education, online learning, scholarly digital storytelling, digital humanities

  • Suzanne Scott Constantine

    Suzanne Scott Constantine

    Professor

    Art and social action

  • Cameron C. Shaw

    Cameron C. Shaw

    Instructor

    Interpersonal Violence Awareness and Prevention; Student Activism and Agency; Institutional Culture, Power, and Decision-Making; Intersectional Feminism

  • 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.

  • Peter N. Stearns

    Peter N. Stearns

    University Professor

    Modern European and American and comparative social history, history of emotions, world history

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  • Janani Umamaheswar

    Janani Umamaheswar

    Assistant Professor

    Gender, 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

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  • Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Associate Professor

    Latina/o/x Studies, Chicana/o/x Studies, Latin American Studies, Iberian Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Migration Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, LGTBQIA+ Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Panhispanic Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Editing & Publishing

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  • Andrea K Zach

    Andrea K Zach

    Assistant Professor

    Political economy, German contemporary films, critical theory, immigration, theories of nationalism & citizenship.

  • Alexandria Zylstra

    Alexandria Zylstra

    Associate Professor