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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 for more information.

Current members of the GWST Coordinating Committee are:


Rebecca Adelman, Associate Professor, Media & Communication Studies

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

Amy Bhatt, Associate Professor, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

Beverly Bickel, Clinical Associate Professor, Language, Literacy and Culture Doctoral Program

Dawn Biehler, Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems

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

Gloria Chuku, Professor and Chair, Africana Studies

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

Keegan Finberg, Assistant Professor, English

Amy Froide, Professor and Chair, History

Lindsay Johnson, Lecturer, Music

Marjoleine Kars, Associate Professor, History

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

Christine Mair, Associate Professor, Sociology

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

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

Susan McDonough, Associate Professor, History

Liz Patton, Assistant Professor, Media and Communication Studies

Michelle Scott, Associate Professor, History

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

Orianne Smith, Associate Professor, English

Sharon Tran, Assistant Professor, English

Lisa Pace Vetter, Associate Professor, Political Science

Brandy Harris Wallace, Associate Professor, Sociology

Ex-Officio Member

Jess Myers, Director, Women’s Center