Department Faculty

Paola Bacchetta
 Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Vice Chair for Pedagogy
 Office: 626 Barrows Hall (Spring 2016 Office Hours: T 2:30pm – 3:30pm and by appt)

 

Research Areas:

  • Political, Religious and Nationalist Conflict (Co-Chair, Political Conflict, Gender and Peoples’ Rights Project based at CRG)
  • Transnational Feminist and Queer of Color Theory and Practices
  • Postcolonial and Decolonial Theory
  • Theories of Multiplicities of Relations of Power (Intersectionality, Assemblages, Articulation, Anchoring, Matrixes, and Co-Formations and Co-Productions)
  • Global Southern and European Social and Critical Theory
  • Social Movements, Resistance and Alliances
  • Areas of Specialization outside of the US: India, France, and more recently Italy.
Evelyn Nakano Glenn
Professor of the Graduate School, Gender & Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies
Office: 640 Barrows Hall

 

Research Areas:

  • Comparative race and gender studies focusing especially on political economy, immigration, labor and citizenship
  • Critical race and feminist theory and transdisciplinary methods
Mel Y. Chen
Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and Vice Chair for Research; Director, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture
Office: 624 Barrows Hall (Spring 2016 Office Hours: Thurs 10-12 pm by signup at wejoinin.com/sheets/uvtuy and by appt)

 

Research Areas:

  • Queer and feminist theory
  • Disability theory
  • Critical animal studies
  • Materiality studies
  • Cultural politics of race, sexuality, ability, and immigration
  • Critical linguistics
  • Paradigms of inter- and transdisciplinarity
Minoo Moallem
Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies
Office: 628 Barrows Hall (Spring 2016 Office Hours: T 5:15 – 6:45pm)

 

Research Areas:

  • Postcolonial and Transnational Feminist Theories
  • Immigration and Diaspora Studies
  • Feminist Cultural Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Iranian Cultural Politics and Diasporas
Laura C. Nelson
Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies
Office: 618 Barrows Hall (Spring 2016 Office Hours: T 12:30 – 2:30pm and by appt)

 

Research Areas:

  • Gender, medicine, and politics: Cultural, political, and experiential aspects of breast cancer in South Korea
  • How, why, and to what effect constructions of gender, class, and race are mobilized and manipulated in South Korea
  • Structures of cultural temporality (future, present, or past orientation) and anti-poverty policies (U.S. and South Korea)
Juana María Rodríguez
Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies
Office: 622 Barrows Hall (Spring 2016 Office Hours: T 12:30pm – 3:00pm)

 

Research Areas:

  • Studies of Sex, Sexuality, and Race
  • Latin@ Popular Culture, Performance Studies, and Media Arts
  • Queer Theory and Cultural Activism
  • Critical Race Theory
Leslie Salzinger
Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies
Office: 616 Barrows Hall (Spring 2016 Office Hours: T 10:30 – 12:30pm and by appt)

 

Research Areas:

  • Gender and capitalism
  • Feminist theory
  • Political economy and transnational processes
  • Ethnography
Charis Thompson
Chancellor’s Professor and Chair of Gender & Women’s Studies; Director, Chau Hoi Shuen Program in Gender & Science
Office: 620 Barrows Hall (Spring 2016 Office Hours: F 1:30-3:30pm)

 

Research Areas:

  • Feminist theory
  • Science and technology studies
  • Reproductive and genetic technologies
  • Transnational comparative studies of reproduction, population, biodiversity and environment
Trinh T. Minh-ha
Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and Rhetoric
Office: 630 Barrows Hall (Spring 2016 Office Hours: M 5:15-7:00pm)

 

Research Areas:

  • Feminist theory
  • Film theory and production
  • Comparative literary and art theory
  • Cultural politics
  • Third world arts and politics
  • Postcolonial theory and transnational studies

Emerita Professors

Barrie Thorne
Emerita Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and Sociology
Office: 612 Barrows Hall

 

Research Areas:

  • Feminist theory
  • Sociology of gender, families and childhood
Irene Tinker
Emerita Professor
Office:

 

Research Areas:

  • International development and women
  • Electoral quotas in legislatures for women

Lecturers

Ayse Agis
Continuing Lecturer
Office: 612 Barrows Hall

 

Research Areas:

  • comparative (post-colonial) modernisms / modernities
  • the novel
  • gender and narratives of national identity
  • globalization
  • transnational labor and indigenous peoples
Jac Asher
Continuing Lecturer
Office: 612 Barrows Hall (Spring 2016 Office Hours: T & Th 11:00am – 12:00pm)

 

Research Areas:

  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • African American literature
  • Visual culture
  • 19th- and 20th-century American literature
Barbara Barnes
Continuing Lecturer
Office: 614 Barrows Hall (Spring 2016 Office Hours: T 2:00 – 4:00pm and by appt)

 

Research Areas:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Affect and Landscape
  • Settler Colonial Studies
  • New Materialisms
  • Bodies and the Nation
  • Feminist Theory
Laura Fantone
Lecturer
Office: 2515 Hillegass Ave, room 303 (UC Extension 2015-16)

 

Research Areas:

  • Theories of contemporary Visual Arts
  • Postcoloniality,  migration and diasporas
  • gendered forms of transmission of knowledge
  • social theory formal and informal education of women
  • urban ethnography, globalization and spatial injustices
  • xenophobia in contemporary Europe, discrimination against Roma Gypsies and refugees from the Balkans
  • informal labor, gender and precarity in Europe