The Faculty Affiliate Program include faculty members of all ranks on the Boulder campus, across disciplines and who are engaged at various levels in research and/or teaching in women, gender and sexuality studies.

If you are interested in becoming an affiliate of the Department of Women and Gender Studies, please send a copy of your CV and state your interest in an email to alicia.turchette@colorado.edu

Current Affiliate Faculty:

Sharon Adams

Lecturer
Women and Gender Studies
Specializes in the feminist philosophy of religion, feminist aesthetics, feminist cultural studies/critical theory, women and world religions.

Arturo Aldama

Associate Professor • Chair
Ethnic Studies
Specializes in race, gender and state sponsored violence in the global and US/Mexico borderlands, racialized masculinity studies and intimacy violence and homophobia, women of color theories of subject formation, epistemelogies and social justice activism, and the criminalization of Chican@ and youth of color.

Michela Ardizzoni

Associate Professor
French & Italian
Research interests include Italian media with special emphasis on television, cinema, and alternative new media; Mediterranean studies and the representation of Mediterranean cities; migration, gender, and identity politics in Western Europe

Karen Lee Ashcraft

Professor
Communication
Specializes in gendered organizational forms, such as bureaucracy, counter- and post-bureaucracy, or participatory, democratic, and collectivist systems of governance; the evolution of collective occupational and professional identities, particularly as constituted by gender, race, sexuality, and other relations of ‘difference’; masculinities and aviation; qualitative methods, especially ethnographic approaches to the culture-organization relationship

Natalie Avalos

Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow
Ethnic Studies
Specializes in Native American and Indigenous religions in diaspora, healing historical trauma, Indigenous feminisms, settler colonialisms, and decolonization.

Colleen Berry

Associate Director • Instructor
Asian Studies Program
Research interests include sex and gender in classical and modern Chinese accounts of the otherworldly; Chinese film comedy; the work of Hong Kong writer Li Bihua (Lilian Lee); translation

Loriliai Biernacki

Associate Professor
Religious Studies
Specializes in gender and critical theory, Hinduism, especially medieval, Tantra, science and religion

Julie Carr

Professor
English
Specializes in Gender and 19th, 20th, and 21st century British and American poetry and poetics.

Susan Clarke

Professor Emeritus
Political Science

James Cordova

Associate Professor
Art & Art History

Wendy DuBow

Senior Research Scientist
ATLAS
Specializes in gender, diversity, and the field of computing; evaluation methodology; and the social construction of gender roles.

Elizabeth Dutro

Professor
Education
Specializes in discourses of gender, race, and class in children’s and youth’s opportunities to build positive and sustained relationships with schooling and school literacies

Katherine Eggert

Professor
English
Specializes in English Renaissance literature, including Renaissance women writers and women in early modern culture; feminist literary theory; the history of science; theories of epistemology and knowledge-making.

Yem Fong

Professor Emeritus
University Libraries
Specializes in Asian American women and leadership.

Jane Garrity

Associate Professor
English

Holly Gayley

Associate Professor
Religious Studies
Specializes in issues of identity and agency for women in Buddhism and minorities in China as well as more broadly in hagiographic literature and modernist writings by Tibetan Buddhists

Mara Jill Goldman

Associate Professor
Geography
Research areas include the intersections of Gender, Environment and Development; Participatory politics, governance, and empowerment processes among Maasai women in Tanzania and Kenya; Feminist Studies of Science and the politics of knowledge.

Patrick Greaney

Professor
German and Slavic
Specializes in modern German and French literature, contemporary art and literature, translation, critical theory, history and theory of the avant-garde.

Susan Hallstead

Senior Instructor
Spanish & Portuguese

Karen Jacobs

Associate Professor
English

Carla Mae Jones

Associate Professor
Anthropology
Research interests include the intersection of gender and class in contemporary urban Indonesia. She has written on middle-class femininity, domesticity and manners, and is currently researching debates about pious Islamic fashions.

Hye Ryoung Kang

Visiting Faculty
Philosophy
Specializes in social and political philosophy (especially social justice and human rights), philosophy of law, feminist philosophy, feminist applied ethics, and global justice from a transnational feminist perspective.

Susan Kent

Professor of Distinction
History

Mary Long

Senior Instructor
Spanish & Portuguese
Specializes in gender, sexuality and identity formation within the nation-building projects of the Mexican post-revolutionary period 1920-1940; gender issues and cross-cultural communication in the International/Hispanic workplace.

Daryl Maeda

Associate Dean for Student Success • Professor
Ethnic Studies
Specializes in social movements, radicalism, the 1960s and 1970s, Asian American masculinity

Donna Mejia

Associate Professor
Theatre & Dance
Specializes in gender representation/social coding in movement practices and dance traditions (both domestically and internationally)

Elizabeth Meyer

Associate Dean of Teacher Education • Associate Professor
Educational Foundations • Policy & Practice
Areas of expertise include gender and sexual diversity in schools, LGBTQ youth, bullying, cyberbullying, sexual harassment, queer theory, law, Policy, safe schools, teacher identity, action research, and qualitative methodologies.

Nina Molinaro

Professor
Spanish & Portuguese
Specializes in Hispanic women’s literature, feminist literary and cultural theories, gender and crime fiction, gender and ethics, contemporary Peninsular women’s narrative fiction

Michele S. Moses

Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs • Professor
EFPP: Educational Foundations • Policy & Practice
Examines the equality of educational opportunity, focusing on issues of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation and policies such as affirmative action. Studies the relationships between social and educational contexts for students who are often marginalized and underrepresented within current systems and structures.

Mithi Mukherjee

Associate Professor
History

Beth Osnes

Professor
Theatre
Studies women’s participation in sustainable development through applied theatre. Through theory and practice she explore ways that women can empower their voices through theatre. She also focuses on mothering activism and performance.

Janice Anne Peck

Professor Emerita
College of Media • Communication & Information
Studies the intersection of media, politics, culture and society; media representations of gender, race and class; communication and media history; critical theory

Jillian Porter

Assistant Professor • Director of Graduate Studies
Russian Program • Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures
Explores Russian/Soviet literature and film in connection with economic history, affect theory, energy science, and LGBTQ studies.

Reiland Rabaka

Professor
Ethnic Studies
Specializes in African women’s studies, African American women’s studies, Caribbean women’s studies, African American women’s social, political, and cultural movements, black feminist theory, womanist theory, critical race theory, critical social theory, radical politics, black popular culture studies, black popular music studies

Karen Ramirez

Co-Director, CU Dialogues Program • Assistant Director, Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program
Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program
Specializes in Gender representation in Western American literature, public memory of western American places, Native American literature and Indigenous feminisms, dialogic literary criticism and the practice of intergroup dialogue.

Carolyn Ramsey

Professor
Law
Specializes in historical research on the intersection of criminal justice and gender, especially intimate-partner violence, in the United States; comparative work on Australia and England; reform of substantive criminal law from a feminist perspective.

Erika Randall

Chair • Associate Professor
Theatre & Dance
Specializes in queering the perception/reception/conception of the female body within concert dance, film, television, and other popular culture venues.

A. Marie Ranjbar

Assistant Professor
Geography
Research interests include decolonial and postcolonial feminist theory, feminist geopolitics, critical human rights, and theories of justice.

Cosetta Seno

Associate Professor
French & Italian
Specializes in the intersection of gender and fantasy literature in 19th and 20th century Italian literature and culture, 19th century Italian women writers/journalists and the creation of the Italian national identity, good manners manuals and the codification of Italian women behavior in the 19th and 20th century, and the history of Italian feminism

Elisabeth Sheffield

Associate Professor
English
Specialties include creative writing (fiction); contemporary experimental novel; and feminist and queer theory.

Núria Silleras-Fernández

Associate Professor
Spanish & Portuguese
Research focuses on cultural and intellectual history, and literature in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, Europe, and the Mediterranean. Examines topics such as gender, gender discourse, court culture, queenship, notions of power, politics, religion, and translation.

Laura Winkiel

Associate Professor
English
Specializes in British modernist and postcolonial literature in terms of gender and colonialization; queerness and empire

Melanie Yazzie

Professor
Art & Art History

Emily Yeh

Chair • Professor
Geography
Specialities include political ecology in Tibetan areas of China; environmentalism; pastoralism; gendered and racialized cultural politics and political economy of development and environment

Marcia Yonemoto

Professor
History
Specializes in gender, women, and family in early modern Japan (c. 1590-1868); adoption in Japan; international adoption