Directory

Administration

Sonya Ramsey, Ph.D.

Director, Women's and Gender Studies
sramse17@uncc.edu

Departments: History, Africana Studies

Areas of specialization: African American gender history, history of education, oral history, southern history, multicultural women’s studies

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Shannon Bauerle, M.A.

Triota Faculty Supervisor, Part-Time Faculty
Cedar 46A
sbauerle@uncc.edu

Departments: Women's and Gender Studies, American Studies
Areas of specialization: Gender and religion, pop culture and feminism, comparative myth

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Jennifer Byrd, M.A.

Director, Gen-X Learning Community; Lecturer
Barnard 206
jbbyrd@uncc.edu

Areas of specialization: feminist theory, activism and outreach, gender and literary criticism, third-wave feminism, ecofeminist studies, gender studies in early modern period

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Kelly Finley, M.A.

Undergraduate Advisor, Senior Lecturer
Barnard 207
704-687-5102
kafinley@uncc.edu

Areas of specialization: female adolescent sexuality/virginity, feminist activism, body image, women and work
Faculty webpage

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Elisabeth Paquette, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Director
Winningham 104B
epaquet1@uncc.edu

Department(s):Women's and Gender Studies, Philosophy
Areas of specialization: feminist theory, social political theory, decolonial theory

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Faculty

Aman Agah, M.A.

Part-Time Faculty
aagah@uncc.edu

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Gretchen Alterowitz, M.F.A.

Faculty Affiliate
Robinson 377
704-687-0221
galterow@uncc.edu

Department: Dance, Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of specialization: Gender and performance, feminist pedagogy

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Mary Layton "Mel" Atkinson, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Fretwell 435E
704-687-7055
matkin29@uncc.edu

Department: Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of specialization: Public opinion, issue framing, agenda setting, women in American politics

 

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Judy Aulette, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Fretwell 476C
704-687-4298
jraulett@uncc.edu

Department: Sociology Areas of specialization: African women; gender; families; activism; HIV

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Kathleen Bradley-Volz, M.A.

Part-Time Faculty
kvolz1@uncc.edu

Areas of specialization: sociocultural anthropology; power, subjectivity, and agency using postmodern theories; gamification; intersectionality; representations of gender, sexuality, masculinity, and femininity; educational technology

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Zannah Breunig, M.A.

Faculty Affiliate
skimbrel@uncc.edu

Department: Women's and Gender Studies

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Kent L. Brintnall, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Macy 202A
704-687-5189
kbrintna@uncc.edu

Departments: Women's and Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Film Studies Areas of specialization: queer theory, psychoanalytic theory, literary theory, religion & sexuality, Georges Bataille Faculty webpage

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Joshua Burford, M.A.

Part-Time Faculty
Student Union 210
704-687-7127
joshua.burford@uncc.edu

Departments: Multicultural Resource Center, Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of specialization: LGBTQ American history, Southern queer history, preservation and access of archives, urban history

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Robert J. Cramer, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
CHHS 354
704-687-6022
rcramer4@uncc.edu

Department: Public Health Sciences
Areas of specialization: hate crimes; violence prevention; suicide prevention; LGBTQ+ identity and health; measurement development; program evaluation

 

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Karen Cushing, M.A.

Part-Time Faculty
Fretwell 460G
704-687-7806
kcushing@uncc.edu

Departments: Women's and Gender Studies, Sociology
Areas of specialization: Gender and communication, masculinity and manhood

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Ann Dils, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Robinson 361
704-687-80224
adils@uncc.edu

Department: Dance, Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of specialization: history of dance, movement analysis, feminist theory and research methods, cultural studies

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Emek Ergun, Ph.D.

Women's and Gender Studies; Global Studies

Associate Professor
Macy 108A
704-687-5181
eergun@uncc.edu

Departments: Women's and Gender Studies; Global Studies
Areas of specialization: Transnational feminisms, feminist theory, feminist translation studies, border studies, cultural globalization, feminist body/sexuality politics, feminist pedagogies

Faculty Webpage

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Rachael Forester

Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement

Faculty Affiliate
Student Union 201C
704-687-1611
rforest3@uncc.edu

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Catherine Fuentes, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Barnard 250
704-687-5100
cfuente4@uncc.edu

Department: Anthropology Areas of specialization: Medical anthropology; Hispanic immigrants; violence and women
 

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Stephanie N. Galloway, Ph.D.

The William States Lee College of Engineering; Women's and Gender Studies

Part-time Faculty
Duke Centennial 316
704-300-0613
sgallow9@uncc.edu

Areas of specialization: Research methods, qualitative research, historically under-represented minorities (URM) in STEM, and formation of identity

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Javier García León, Ph.D.

Spanish, Latin American Studies

Faculty Affiliate
COED 485
javier.garcialeon@uncc.edu

Departments: Languages and Culture Studies, Latin American Studies, Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of specialization: Critical Discourse Analysis; Queer Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Languages in Contact; (LGBTIQ+) Latin American Cultural and Media Studies; Second Language Teaching.

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Ruth Groenhout, Ph.D.

Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies A

Faculty Affiliate
Winningham 109C
707-687-5423
R.Groenhout@uncc.edu

Areas of specialization: Healthcare ethics, gender and medicine

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Felecia Harris, Ph.D.

American Studies

Part-Time Faculty
Barnard 208
FeleciaHarris@uncc.edu

Departments: Africana Studies, Women's and Gender Studies

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Jennifer Hartman, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Colvard 5073
704-687-0748
jhartman@uncc.edu

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology Areas of specialization:  Gendered Violence, hegemonic masculinity, evaluation research, best practices for CBT

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Katie Hogan, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Fretwell 250C
704-687-0388
khogan14@uncc.edu

Departments: English Areas of specialization: place, sexuality, and gender; queer ecologies/LGBT literature of environmental justice; critical university studies; girl studies; feminist pedagogy; gender, race, and AIDS Faculty webpage

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Robin James, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Winningham 102B
704-687-2161
Rjames7@uncc.edu

Department: Philosophy Areas of specialization: feminist and critical race theories, sound and popular music studies, digital media, sound art

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Susan Johnson, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Colvard 4007
704-687-2025
skjohnso@uncc.edu

Department: Psychology Areas of specialization: health psychology and neuropsychology; psychosocial factors in chronic illness; neurocognitive performance and functioning

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Julia Jordan-Zachery, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Cedar 31B
704-687-5162

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Peta Katz, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Hickey 44B
704-687-8480
pakatz@uncc.edu

Department: Anthropology Areas of specialization: socio-cultural anthropology, Africa, gender

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Lorelei Kitrick, M.A., MSW

Part-Time Faculty
Cedar 46A
lpkitric@uncc.edu

Departments: American Studies, Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of specialization: Violence against women awareness and prevention, intimate partner violence, theories of violence and conflict resolution

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Amber Knight, Ph.D.

Political Science and Public Administration

Faculty Affiliate
Fretwell 450F
aknigh23@uncc.edu

Areas of specialization: critical disability theory, contemporary political philosophy, bioethics, feminist political thought

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Charmaine Lang

Women's and Gender Studies

Part-time Faculty
clang8@uncc.edu

Areas of specialization: Black Feminisms, African American literature, Reproductive Justice, Ethnography, Autoethnography, Qualitative research, Oral history, Social movements, Black sexualities, Late nineteenth-century Black women's activism and media-making.

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Erica Lennon, Ph.D.

Counseling & Psychological Services

Faculty Affiliate
Price Center
704-687-0311
EricaLennon@uncc.edu

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Janaka Lewis, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Fretwell 265M
704-687-0026
j.lewis@uncc.edu

Departments: English, Women's and Gender Studies Areas of specialization: 19th century African American literature, African American women writers, black feminist theory

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Fatma Mili, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Woodward 443
fmili@uncc.edu

Department: Computing and Informatics

Areas of specialization: Technology and gender

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Rosie Molinary, M.F.A.

Part-Time Faculty
rmolinar@uncc.edu

Departments: Honors College, Women's and Gender Studies Areas of specialization: body image, self-acceptance, media literacy and women in the media, ethnic identity

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Jennifer Munroe, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Fretwell 245C
704-687-3072
jamunroe@uncc.edu

Department: English Areas of specialization: early modern English literature, women writers, literature and the environment, literature and science, gender and film

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Maryrica Ortiz Lottman, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
COED 457
704-687-8784
mlottman@uncc.edu

Department: Languages and Culture Studies Areas of specialization: early modern Hispanic literature and culture, theater and performance studies, gardens and landscape architecture

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Malin Pereira, Ph.D

Faculty Affiliate
Levine 190
704-687-7198
mpereira@uncc.edu

Department: English, Honors College Areas of specialization: African American literature, American literature and poetry, black women writers

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Heather Perry, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Garinger 214
704-687-5151
hrperry@uncc.edu

Department: History Areas of specialization: modern Germany; medicine and war; gender, technology, and the body; disability history; World War I

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Andrea Pitts, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Winningham 105C
704-687-5208
apitts5@uncc.edu

Departments: Philosophy, Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of specialization: Feminist Philosophy; Philosophy of Race; Latin American and U.S. Latina/o Philosophy; Social Epistemology; Decolonial and Postcolonial Studies

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Margaret M. Quinlan, Ph.D.

Communication Studies

Faculty Affiliate
quinlan.margaret@uncc.edu

Areas of specialization: Health Communication

  • The nexus of public perceptions of science, technology and medicine
  • Women’s health, especially reproductive health, social media, motherhood, parenting
  • Practitioner-patient communication, medical expertise
  • Narrative and aesthetics approaches to health, disability and illness

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Alan Rauch, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Fretwell 290L
704-687-0391
arauch@uncc.edu

Departments: English, Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of specialization: cultural studies of science, knowledge in the 19th century

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Theresa Rhodes, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Atkins 158
704-687-0329
trhodes@uncc.edu

Department: The Counseling Center Areas of specialization: LGBTQ concerns and identity development, psychology of women, childhood trauma-effects and treatment

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Zeenat Sabakada

Women's and Gender Studies

Part-Time Faculty
zsabakad@uncc.edu

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Desireé T. Self, M.A.

Women's and Gender Studies

Part-time Faculty
dtself@uncc.edu

Intellectual interests include (but is not limited to): Black Feminist Theory, Affect, Identity, Queer Theory, Activism, Human Sexuality, Philosophy of Sex, Feminist Philosophy, Black Aesthetics, Poetics, Audre Lorde, June Jordan

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Katherine S. Stephenson, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
COED 441
704-687-8751
ksstephe@uncc.edu

Department: Languages and Culture Studies Areas of specialization: feminist theory, French feminist philosophy, language and gender, sexuality studies, 20th-21st century French women writers

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Shannon Sullivan, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Winningham 103
704-687-5418
SSullivan@uncc.edu

Departments: Philosophy, Health Psychology, Africana Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Areas of specialization:  feminist philosophy, critical philosophy of race, continental philosophy (phenomenology, existentialism, psychoanalytic theory, genealogical philosophy), American pragmatism

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John Szmer, Ph.D., J.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Fretwell 435K
704-687-3941
jjszmer@uncc.edu

Departments: Political Science and Public Administration Areas of specialization:  judicial behavior, constitutional law, gender and law

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Laura Tamberelli, M.A.

Part-Time Faculty
latamber@uncc.edu

Department: Women's and Gender Sutides
Areas of specialization: reproductive justice, women and media, gender performativity, health/fitness

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Annette Teasdell, Ph.D.

Part-Time Faculty
Garinger 113
704-687-5111
ateasdel@uncc.edu

Departments: Africana Studies, Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of specialization: African American feminist theory, feminist theory in African American women's literature, gender and hip hop, African American literature and culture, Gullah/Geechee culture

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Aaron Toscano, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Fretwell 280F
704-687-6562
atoscano@uncc.edu

Department: English Areas of specialization: technical & professional communication; science, technology, and society studies; rhetoric/composition; popular culture studies; new media studies

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Sarah Valvo, M.S.

Sociology, Political Science

Faculty Affiliate
Fretwell 460L
704-687-7830
svalvo@uncc.edu

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Lori Van Wallendael, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Colvard 4020
704-687-1360
lrvanwal@uncc.edu

Department: Psychology Areas of specialization: cognition, human decision-making, hypothesis testing strategies, juror decisions, eyewitness/earwitness memory, false memories

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Lisa Walker, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Colvard 2330
704-687-7825
Lisa.Walker@uncc.edu

Department: Sociology Areas of specialization: group dynamics, social psychology, sociology of gender

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Jan Warren-Findlow, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
CHHS 427B
704-687-7908
jwarren1@uncc.edu

Department: Public Health Sciences Areas of specialization: older women's health, gender disparities in health, health disparities, chronic illness self-care

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Coral Wayland, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate
Banard 220
704-687-5093
cwayland@uncc.edu

Department: Anthropology Areas of specialization: medical anthropology, Brazil, medicinal plants, childbirth

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Corrine Wilsey, M.A.

Public Health Sciences

Faculty Affiliate
CHHS 335B
704-687-1798
cwilsey@uncc.edu

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