Gender Studies Faculty

Gender Studies pulls from faculty across the entire campus. Faculty who affiliate with Gender Studies are choosing to make themselves available to students with broad interests rather than insular disciplinary ones, so these faculty tend to be particularly generous, interested in student learning and personal development, and willing to step outside their own comfort zone. For instance, faculty trained as laboratory scientists have been willing to help students interested in learning more about the struggles of women scientists and shared their personal knowledge and sponsored students researching women’s contributions to the sciences. Faculty with expertise in women writers have worked with students interested in African American masculinity to learn more about ongoing masculinity and critical race studies, or faculty focused on labor issues have been willing to help students interested in learning more about the particular challenges facing African women.

Faculty with expertise in gender and feminist theory have worked with students to explore the full range of thinking about sexual identity and the non-identitarian field of queer theory. Sometimes faculty have been willing to collaborate with each other to create a kind of composite and comparative group tutorial, offering a short two- to three-week unit of a course in an area they know well so that students can get a good overview of how “gender” impacts fields from classics to anthropology, from tropical botany to philosophy.

In addition to the staff of the Gender Studies Program, faculty throughout the College address issues related to Gender Studies in their courses, research and tutorials. The faculty members listed below are all affiliated with the Gender Studies Program:

Frank Alcock (Political Science)

Kim Anderson (Art)

Anthony P. Andrews (Anthropology) 
Women of the Maya Area (southeast Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras)

Uzi Baram (Anthropology)
Feminist Approaches in Archaeology, Anthropology and Gender, Gender in the Middle East

Charla Bennaji (Spanish Language and Literature)

Magdalena Carrasco (Art History)

Maribeth Clark (Music)

Amy Clore (Biology)

Catherine  Cottrell (Psychology)

Glenn R. Cuomo (German Language and Literature)

Mark Dancigers (Music)

Erin Dean (Anthropology)
Gender and development, women in Africa

Andrea Dimino (English)

Aron Edidin (Philosophy)
Feminist philosophy, particularly epistemology, philosophy of science, feminist perspectives on analytic philosophy and philosophical methodology

Emily Fairchild* (Sociology)
Director, Gender Studies Program (2015-present). Gender Studies Program Advisor (2012-2014). Gender in interaction, gendered cultural representations, gender and the body, feminist theory, queer studies, feminist methodology.

Keith A. Fitzgerald (Political Science)

April N. Flakne (Philosophy)

Sandra L. Gilchrist (Biology)
Women and science (impacts of science on women and women on science), women in science, women and science fiction

David Gillman (Computational Science)

Brendan Goff (History)

Steven Graham* (Psychology)
Gender in close relationships, gender and emotion

David A. Harvey (History)

Cris Hassold (Art History)

Sarah Hernandez (Sociology)
Labor relations, work organization, unions, with area study in Mexico and Latin America.

Barbara Hicks* (Political Science)
Women's conditions, movements, and political participation in post-communist countries; comparative study of women's movements; women and democratization

Margaret Konkol (English)

Tarron Khemraj (Economics)

Sonia Labrador-Rodríguez (Spanish Language & Literature)

Susan Marks (Religion)
Women in Early Judaism and Early Christianity, construction of gender in ancient sources, women and religion

Alicia Mercado Harvey (International & Area Studies)

Lisa Merritt (Public Health) 

Nova Myhill (English)

Eirini Poimenidou (Mathematics)

Amy B. Reid* (French Language & Literature)
Director, Gender Studies Program (2006-2012). Representations of women, gender and sexuality in 19th- and 20th-century French and Francophone literature (Africa, the Caribbean and Quebec), feminist theory, including French Feminism and American Feminism from the 19th-century to the 21st.

Jack Reilly (Political Science)

David S. Rohrbacher (Classics)
Ancient sexuality, women in antiquity

Emily Saarinen (Biology and Environmental Studies)

Mariana Sendova (Physics)

Carl Shaw (Greek Language and Literature)
Ancient Greek and Roman sexuality

Xia Shi (History)

Suzanne E. Sherman (Chemistry)

Steven T. Shipman (Physical Chemistry)
Gender Studies Program Advisor (2014-present)

Wendy Sutherland (German Language & Literature)

Jocelyn C. Van Tuyl (French Language & Literature)

Miriam L. Wallace* (English)
Director, Gender Studies Program (2003-2006, 2012 - 2015). 18th-century and Romantic British fiction and representations of gendered dynamics, feminist theory, British and western European literature and gender relations, historical representation of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality and hybrid or borderlands writing and writers.

Katherine M. Walstrom (Biochemistry)

Alina Wyman (Russian Language & Literature)
Women in literature, specifically Belarusian literature and the Russian novel

Queen Meccasia ("Mecca") Zabriskie (Sociology)

Robert Zamsky (English)

Jing Zhang (Chinese Language and Literature)

*Resource Faculty: Professors with a background in Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Queer Studies and related fields who are available to speak with students about orienting their work within these disciplines.

Gender Studies Program
New College of Florida
PMC 215 & 217
5800 Bay Shore Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34243

Phone: (941) 487-4645
Fax: (941) 487-4479