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WGS Faculty

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April Lidinsky, Director
Email: alidinsk@iusb.edu
Phone: 574-520-4528

Ph.D. (Rutgers University, 2000), Associate Professor, transatlantic representations of race and class in 19th and 20th century women's texts (autobiography, fiction and non-fiction, theory, history, and pop-culture).

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Christina Gerken
Email: cgerken@iusb.edu
Phone: 574-520-4308

Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University, 2007), Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, contemporary immigration, immigrant communities, race and ethnicity, reproductive rights, and social movements.

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Andrea Rusnock
Email: krusnock@iusb.edu
Phone: 574-520-4577

Ph.D. (University of Southern California, 2002), Associate Professor of Art History.

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Kathryn Thompson
Email: thompkaa@imail.iu.edu
Phone: 574-520-4664

Future Faculty Teaching Fellow. ABD in the Ph.D program in Gender Studies, Indiana University Bloomington. Interests: gender and new media, the performance and narration of difference online, the phenomenology of the Internet, affect in digital settings.

 

Women's Studies Governing Board

Elizabeth Bennion, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001), Associate Professor of Political Science, American politics, parties and interest groups, public opinion and political participation, race and gender politics.

Catherine Borshuk, Ph.D. (Carleton University, 2000), Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Women's Studies, social identity theory and intergroup relations, the psychology of social movement participants, and the history and theory of psychology

Kristen Budd, Ph.D. (Purdue University, 2011), Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.

Jane Cera, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University, 1998), Assistant Professor of Visual Arts.

Jennifer Colanese, Ph.D. (Indiana University, Bloomington, 2013), Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Institutional programming for women and girls, historical perspectives of the incarceration of women, first person accounts of imprisonment and reentry.

Louise Collins, Ph.D. (McGill University, 1993), Associate Professor of Philosophy, feminist ethics, social philosophy, and feminist philosophy.

Christina Gerken, Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University, 2007), Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, contemporary immigration, immigrant communities, race and ethnicity, reproductive rights, and social movements.

Chu He, Ph.D. (University of Miami, 2009), Assistant Professor of English.

Samantha Joyce, Ph.D. (University of Iowa, 2009), Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, race, representation and discourse, relationship between media and social change.

April Lidinsky, Ph.D. (Rutgers University, 2000), Associate Professor, transatlantic representations of race and class in 19th and 20th century women's texts (autobiography, fiction and non-fiction, theory, history, and pop-culture).

Betsy Lucal, Ph.D. (Kent State University, 1996), Professor of Sociology, intersection of gender, race, class, and sexuality, teaching about inequality and theory.

Gail McGuire, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University, 1997), Associate Professor of Sociology. Race and Gender Stratification, Work/Labor Market, Informal Network, Social Movements.

Elaine Roth, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1999), Associate Professor and Chair of English, film studies, script writing.

Andrea Rusnock, Ph.D. (University of Southern California, 2002), Associate Professor of Art History.

Sara Sage, Ph.D. (Ohio State University, 1995), Associate Professor Secondary Education. Problem-based learning, psychological type, counseling and interpersonal skills for teachers, classroom equity issues, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender awareness in educational settings.

Kyoko Takanashi, Ph.D. (Indiana University, 2011), Assistant Professor of English, Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature, History of the Novel.

Lesley Walker, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, 1996), Professor of French. Eighteenth-century French studies, specifically women's art and literature.

Lisa Zwicker, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley, 2002), Assistant Professor of History, modern German history, processes of cultural change, the impact of religious and ethnic prejudices, and the rise of nationalism in the nineteenth century.

Staff

Kathi Piekarski, B.A. (Indiana University), Department Secretary.

Retired Faculty

Patricia McNeal, Ph.D. (Temple University, 1974), Emerita Professor, History of Catholic conscientious objection and peace activism, the Catholic Association for International Peace, and Pax Christ-USA, social movements.