Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Accomplishments

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2016-2017

Michelle Davidson (Affiliated Faculty)

Books

Ladewig, P.L., London, M.L., & Davidson, M.R. Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care. 9th ed.  Boston: Pearson, 2017.

London, M.L., Ladewig, P.W., Davidson, M.R., Ball, J. W., Bindler, R.C. & Cohen, K.J. Maternal & Child Nursing. 5th ed. Boston: Pearson Education, 2016.

Bindler, R.C., Ball, J.W., London, M.L., & Davidson, M.R. (2016). Clinical skills manual for maternal & child nursing care. 4th ed. Boston:  Pearson.

Research Article

Davidson, M.R., Armstrong, S. & Sampson, M. (2016). “Childbearing in Geographically-Isolated Communities:  The Smith Island Experience.” Journal of Women’s Health, Issues & Care, vol. 5, no. 6, 2016.

Shannon N. Davis (Affiliated Faculty)

2017-18 Vice President of the Southern Sociological Society

Linda Seligmann (Affiliated Faculty)

Recipient, Wenner-Gren Foundation Grant for research on “Women and Quinoa Foodways:  Making Soup and Super-Food in the Peruvian Andean Highlands”

Editor in Chief, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 

Journal Article

“Introduction: Space, Place, and Contentious Politics of Market Redevelopment.” In Traders in Motion: Networks, Identities, and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace, edited by Kirsten W. Endres and Ann Marie Leshkowich.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Forthcoming, 2017.

 Paper Presentation

“Visions from the Margins:  The Gastronomical Boom among Small-Scale Quechua-Speaking Agriculturalists of the Southern Peruvian Highlands.” Paper presented at Latin American Studies Association meetings, Lima, Peru. 2017.

 

2015-2016

Rachel Lewis (Core WGST Faculty)

Publications:

“Lesbian Cinema Post-Feminism: Ageism, Difference, and Desire,” forthcoming in E. Ann Kaplan, Patrice Petro, Dijana Jelača, and Kristin Hole, eds., Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender(New York and London: Routledge). 2016.

With Wendy S. Hesford, “Mobilizing Vulnerability: New Directions in Transnational Feminisms and Human Rights,” forthcoming in Feminist Formations 28/1. Special issue guest edited by Wendy S. Hesford and Rachel Lewis, “Mobilizing Vulnerability: New Directions in Transnational Feminisms and Human Rights.” 2016.

“Queering Vulnerability: Visualizing Black Lesbian Desire in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” forthcoming in Feminist Formations 28/1. Special issue guest edited by Wendy S. Hesford and Rachel Lewis, “Mobilizing Vulnerability: New Directions in Transnational Feminisms and Human Rights.” 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).

“Immigration,” forthcoming (2016) in Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies, eds. Abbie E. Goldberg.

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)

Invited Talks & Lectures

“Detention, Deportation, and Asylum,” Keynote Lecture, “Keywords in Migration Studies Conference,” University of California, Santa Cruz, May 6-7, 2016.

“Queer Intimacies: Visualizing Black Lesbian Desire in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Washington and Lee University, March 24, 2016.

Supriya Baily (Affiliated Faculty)

Publications:

Baily, S. & Holmarsdottir, H. B.  ”The Quality Of Equity? Reframing Gender, Development And Education In The Post-2020 Landscape.”  Gender and Education, vol. 27, no. 7, 2015, pp. 826-845.  

Accomplishments:

Elected to serve as the treasurer of the Comparative and International Education Society from 2015-2017.

Ingrid Sandole-Staroste (Affiliated Faculty)

Publication: 

“Making the Case for Systematic, Gender-Based Analysis in Sustainable Peace Building,” co-authored with Dennis J.D. Sandole. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, vol. 33, no. 2, 2015, pp. 119-147.

David A. Kravitz (Affiliated Faculty)

Accomplishments: 

Recipient of the Academy of Management, Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, Sage (Career) Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management. (August 2015)

Appointed to be on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management Diversity & Inclusion Theme Committee

Joined AAUW Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

Elected to be on Mason’s Faculty Senate

Benjamin A. Cowan (Affiliated Faculty)

Publications:

Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Makings of Cold War Brazil. Chapel Hill: UNC Press. Forthcoming, April 2016.

“‘Non-religious Activities’: Sex, Anticommunism, and Progressive Christianity in the Late Cold War.” In Gender, Sexuality, and the Cold War: A Global Perspective, edited by Philip E. Muehlenbeck. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. Forthcoming, 2016.

“Sexing Empire” (editor), Special Issue. Radical History Review no. 123 (2015).

Accomplishments: 

Appointed to the Board of the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity and the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas

 

2014-2015

Accomplishments

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.

Publications

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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