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Coordinating Committee

Governance of the program in Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies is vested in an interdisciplinary Coordinating Committee consisting of faculty and associate staff under the general supervision of the Department Chair of Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies. Applications for new Coordinating Committee members are solicited every fall semester. If you’re interested in being a future member of the Coordinating Committee, please email Elle Everhart at eaever@umbc.edu for more information.

Current members of the GWST Coordinating Committee are:

Faculty

Rebecca Adelman, Associate Professor, Media & Communication Studies
adelman@umbc.edu

Jessica Berman, Professor, English and Director, Dresher Center for the Humanities
jberman@umbc.edu

Amy Bhatt, Associate Professor, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies
abhatt@umbc.edu

Beverly Bickel, Clinical Associate Professor, Language, Literacy and Culture Doctoral Program
bickel@umbc.edu

Dawn Biehler, Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems
dbiehler@umbc.edu

María Célleri, Assistant Professor, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies
mcelleri@umbc.edu

Gloria Chuku, Professor and Chair, Africana Studies
chuku@umbc.edu

Kate Drabinski, Senior Lecturer, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies, and Director of WILL+
drabinsk@umbc.edu

Keegan Finberg, Assistant Professor, English
kfinberg@umbc.edu

Amy Froide, Professor and Chair, History
froide@umbc.edu

Lindsay Johnson, Lecturer, Music
lmjohnson@umbc.edu

Marjoleine Kars, Associate Professor, History
kars@umbc.edu

Katie Kein, Visiting Lecturer, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies
kkein@umbc.edu

Christine Mair, Associate Professor, Sociology
christine_mair@umbc.edu

Christine Mallinson, Professor, Language, Literacy and Culture Doctoral Program
mallinson@umbc.edu

Carole McCann, Professor and Chair, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies
mccann@umbc.edu

Susan McDonough, Associate Professor, History
mcdonoug@umbc.edu

Liz Patton, Assistant Professor, Media and Communication Studies
epatton@umbc.edu

Michelle Scott, Associate Professor, History
mscott@umbc.edu

Mejdulene Shomali, Assistant Professor, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies
mshomali@umbc.edu

Orianne Smith, Associate Professor, English
osmith@umbc.edu

Sharon Tran, Assistant Professor, English
stran@umbc.edu

Lisa Pace Vetter, Associate Professor, Political Science
lvetter@umbc.edu

Brandy Harris Wallace, Associate Professor, Sociology
bhwalla@umbc.edu

Ex-Officio Member

Jess Myers, Director, Women’s Center
jess.myers@umbc.edu