Coordinating Committee

Governance of the Department of 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 Vrushali Patil at for more information.

Current members of the coordinating committee

Lauren Allen, Women’s Center Director

Jessica Berman, Professor, English and Director, Dresher Center for the Humanities

Dawn Biehler, Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems

María Célleri, Assistant Professor, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

Gloria Chuku, Professor and Chair, Africana Studies

Courtney Cook, Visiting Lecturer, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

Thania Munoz Davaslioglu, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication

Kate Drabinski, Principal Lecturer, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies, and Director of WILL+

Keegan Finberg, Assistant Professor, English

Amy Froide, Professor and Chair, History

Lindsay Johnson, Senior Lecturer, Music

Katie Kein, Lecturer, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

Tania Lizarazo, Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Cultural Communication (Spanish)

Christine Mair, Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health

Christine Mallinson, Professor, Language, Literacy and Culture Doctoral Program

Carole McCann, Professor, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

Susan McDonough, Associate Professor, History

Haniyeh Barahouie Pasandi, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication

Vrushali Patil, Associate Professor and Chair, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

Liz Patton, Associate Professor, Media and Communication Studies

Tanya Saunders, Associate Professor, Language, Literacy & Culture

Michelle Scott, Professor, History

Mejdulene Shomali, Associate Professor, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

Orianne Smith, Associate Professor, English

Sharon Tran, Assistant Professor, English

Lisa Pace Vetter, Associate Professor, Political Science

Mirjam Voerkelius, Assistant Professor, History