Graduate Faculty

Principal Faculty of the Feminist Studies Graduate Program

Bettina Aptheker
Professor, Feminist Studies and History
Ph.D., History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

Women's history, feminist oral history and memoir, feminist pedagogy, African American women's history, queer studies, feminist Jewish studies, feminist critical race studies. Author of Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for Free Speech, and Became a Feminist Rebel (Seal Press 2006), The Morning Breaks: The Trial of Angela Davis (1999), Tapestries of Life: Women’s Work, Women’s Consciousness and the Meaning of Daily Life (1989), and Women’s Legacies: Essays on Race, Sex, and Class in American History (1982).

Anjali Arondekar
Associate Professor, Feminist Studies
Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies

South Asian studies, colonial historiography; feminist theories; queer theory; critical race studies; nineteenth-century interdisciplinary studies.

Her research engages the poetics and politics of sexuality, geopolitics and historiography.  Her first book For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India (Duke University Press, 2009) considers the following questions: Why does sexuality (still) seek its truth in the historical archive? What are the spatial and temporal logics that compel such a return? And conversely, what kind of "archive" does such a recuperative hermeneutics produce? Her second book-project, Margins of Desire: Sexuality, Historiography, South Asia, grows out of her interest in the figurations of sexuality, ethics and collectivity in colonial British and Portuguese India.

Neda Atanasoski
Associate Professor, Feminist Studies, Digital Arts & New Media
Ph.D. Literature and Cultural Studies University of California, San Diego

U.S. and Eastern European film and media; cultural studies and critical theory; war and nationalism; gender, ethnicity, and religion. Author of American Empire on Film and Television: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, under review, Routledge (American Film Institute Readers) and “Dracula as Ethnic Conflict: The Technologies of ‘Humanitarian Intervention’ in the Balkans during the 1999 NATO Bombing of Serbia and Kosovo.” In Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil, Niall Scott, ed. (Rodopi, 2007).

Karen Barad
Professor, Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Philosophy
Ph.D., Theoretical Particle Physics, SUNY – Stony Brook

Feminist theory, physics, twentieth-century continental philosophy, epistemology, ontology, philosophy of physics, cultural studies of science, feminist science studies. Author of Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (Duke University Press, 2007).

Gina Dent
Associate Professor, Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies
Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Africana literary and cultural studies; legal theory; popular culture. Author of Anchored to the Real: Black Literature in the Wake of Anthropology (forthcoming). Editor of Black Popular Culture (1993-1999).

Marcia Ochoa
Associate Professor, Feminist Studies, Anthropology, Latin American and Latino Studies
Ph.D. Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University

Gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, Latina/o studies, media and cultural studies, ethnography of media, feminism, queer theory, multimedia production, Latin American studies - Colombia and Venezuela, citizenship and social participation, Social Documentation.

Felicity Amaya Schaeffer
Associate Professor, Feminist Studies
Ph.D. American Studies, Minor in Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Border and hemispheric studies, globalization, transnational feminisms.


Associate Faculty of the Feminist Studies Graduate Program

Noriko Aso, History

Julie Bettie, Sociology

Heather Bullock, Psychology

Mayanthi Fernando, Anthropology

Carla Freccero, Literature, Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness

Rosa-Linda Fregoso, Latin American and Latino Studies, Feminist Studies

Jennifer Gonzalez, History of Art and Visual Culture

Shelly Grabe, Psychology

Lisbeth Haas, History, Feminist Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies

Gail Hershatter, History

Emily Honig, History

Norma Klahn, Literature

Campbell Leaper, Psychology

Peter Limbrick, Film and Digital Media

Tanya Merchant, Music

Megan Moodie, Anthropology

Jennifer Reardon, Sociology

Vanita Seth, Politics

Shelley Stamp, Film and Digital Media

Dana Takagi, Sociology

Anna Tsing, Anthropology

Marilyn Westerkamp, History

Patricia Zavella, Latin American and Latino Studies