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Faculty Name & Position Areas or Research

Abada, Teresa
Associate Professor
Sociology Gender and immigration, children of  immigrants,  ethnicity and social demography

Baruah, Bipasha
Associate Professor
Women's Studies Investigating the social, economic, legal, cultural, political and institutional factors that influence women's ability to own property; interdisciplinary research on gender and property ownership

Barteet, Cody
Assistant Professor
Visual Arts Early Modern Art and Architecture in Latin America and Europe, with emphases on the relationships between the architecture and the urban form, maps and urban environments, and heraldic imagery and legislative materials

Bassnett, Madeline
Assistant Professor
English Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English poetry and prose, modern women's writing, food studies, ecocriticism, and the early modern instructional manual, including recipe books (manuscript and print), and husbandry and military manuals

Bauer, Greta
Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
LGBT health, public health ethics, community-based epidemiology, validity issues in observational studies, aetiology of vertical and horizontal STI transmission, methodologic and ethical issues in studying hidden populations

Biswas Mellamphy, Nandita Political Science Nietzsche Studies, post-structuralism and comtemporary french political theory (Bataille, Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou, Stiegler, Ranciere), political ideologies, (anarchism, fascism, synarchism), critical pedagogy, theories of subjectivity

Bowlus, Audra
Economics Applied labour economics including gender wage differentials, discrimination, displaced workers, long-run inequality and the economics of violence against women and children

Brennan, Samantha
Philosophy Feminist ethics and political philosophy, research expertise in family justice and children's rights, as well as in issues relating to sexual justice

Bruhm, Steven
English  Queer studies, gothic sexuality, dance and gender

Calcagno, Antonio
Associate Professor
King's University College
19th and 20th century Continental philosophy; contemporary social and political philosophy; feminist early phenomenology; and French and Italian feminist thought

Clark, Kim
Associate Professor
Anthropology Historical anthropology of gender and state formation in Latin America; gender, public health, and social policy

Coates, Norma
Associate Professor
Information and Media Studies / Music Popular music and gender, cultural theory, identity and subjectivity, media industries,  theories of performativity and performance studies

Conway, Allison
English Interfaith marriage and the eighteenth-century novel. This project, tentatively titled, Sacred Engagements: Toleration, Religious Freedom, and the Politics of Marriage in the British Novel, 1750-1820, examines how authors of the period approached controversies around faith and authority in narratives about the family.
Coulter, Rebecca
Education Gender and education; history of the Canadian women's movement; feminist activism; feminist pedagogies

Darnell, Regna
Anthropology First Nations, cross-cultural and cultural studies; ecosystem health; critical theory

Davies, Lorraine
Associate Professor
Sociology Gender inequality in family relations and the consequences for women's well-being, intimate partner violence, family structure and mothering

DeViveiros, Genevieve French Studies Émile Zola and Naturalism, nineteenth century theater and adaptations; critical edition, women writers of the Belle Époque; correspondence.

Elliott, Bridget
Visual Arts Gendering of artistic production and theory 

English Arabic diasporic literatures; Feminist theory and criticism

Farber, Carole
Associate Professor
Information & Media Studies Feminist and critical theory, cross-cultural understanding between India and Canada, ethnographic approaches to software companies and the 3d virtual reality industries, pedagogical effectiveness of 3d immersion learning environments and museum/cultural industries

Fielding, Helen
Associate Professor
Philosophy/ Women's Studies Twentieth-century continental philosophy, feminist philosophy, phenomenology

Greene, Elizabeth
Assistant Professor
Classical Studies Roman Archaeology and social history, women in Roman society, Roman army, family in the Roman military community, Roman imperialism and provincial studies

Grzyb, Amanda
FIMS Holocaust and genocide studies, social movements, social justice, African-American studies, homelessness

Halpern, Monda
Associate Professor
History 19th and 20th Century Canadian and American women's history, Jewish history, social history

Herbert, Carol
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Women's health, clinical health promotion, aboriginal health, and participatory research methodology

Hibbert, Kathryn
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry 
Scholarship of teaching and learning; the pedagogy of Multiliteracies; communities of professional practice; virtual learning environments; narrative inquiry; and participatory encounters with learners/patients.

Isaacs, Tracy
Philosophy/ Women's Studies Feminist ethics, globalizing feminism, feminism and race, and feminist epistemology

Kehler, Michael
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education The intersections between gender, schooling and health with a particular focus on the sociology of the body

Kellow, Margaret
Associate Professor
History History of women and American antislavery, and slavery and abolition in the Atlantic World

Knabe, Susan
Associate Professor
Women's Studies/ Information and Media Studies Queer and Feminist Theory especially epistemology; critical and cultural studies; culture of medicine; media studies; queer cultural production in relation to AIDS; genocide, subjectivity, memory affect and embodiment

Lawson, Erica
Assistant Professor
Women's Studies Black feminist studies, critical ethnography, critical race and ethnic studies, feminist research methodologies

Lee, Alison
Associate Professor
English Literary and feminist theory 

Leipert, Beverly
Family Medicine/ Nursing Qualitative approaches to women's health, rural and environmental issues

Magalhaes, Lilian
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy Critical qualitative approaches with vulnerable and invisible populations with specific foci on gender, diversity, immigration, occupational justice, and culture; anti oppressive strategies to overcome social and health inequities

Margolis, Rachel
Assistant Professor
Sociology Fertility and parenthood, gender and aging, health disparities

Martino, Wayne
Faculty of Education queer, trans and feminist studies in education, critical policy analysis, minority underachievement in urban schools, impact of high stakes testing on minority and disadvantaged students; addressing inequities faced by LGBTQ youth, investigating the perspectives and experiences of minority students and teachers in urban schools

McKenna, Katherine
Associate Professor
History/ Women's Studies Women's and gender history, violence against women and children, international development

McKenzie, Pamela
Associate Professor
FIMS Unwaged work, everyday life, mothering, information seeking, documentation/recordkeeping, qualitative methodologies

McLeod, Carolyn
Associate Professor
Philosophy Feminist philosophy, moral philosophy and reproductive ethics

McMullin, Julie
Sociology Structural inequality in paid work and families by class, age, gender, ethnicity, and race

Mellamphy, Nandita
Associate Professor
Political Science Post-structuralism, post-humanism, social and political thought; critical political theories, and philosophies of biotechnology

Nolan, Catherine
Music Research and Composition Gender and musical modernism, feminist criticism and music theory 

Okruhlik, Kathleen
Associate Professor
Philosophy History and philosophy of science

Olson, Kelly
Associate Professor
Classical Studies Women, gender, sexuality and the family in Roman Antiquity 

Oosterveld, Valerie
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law gender issues within international criminal justice systems

Orchard, Treena
Assistant Professor
Health Studies HIV/AIDS, sexuality, gender, health, youth, community-based research, and 'marginalized populations' (i.e., gay men, Aboriginal peoples, sex workers)

Pearson, Wendy
Assistant Professor
Women's Studies Sexuality studies and queer theory; feminist and post-colonial theory; intersectionality, neoliberalism, and normativity; contemporary Canadian queer culture; gender and sexuality in science fiction; Indigenous film and questions of representation. 

Pennee, Donna
English Canadian Literatures in English; Postcolonialism, Cultural Nationalism and Globalization in relation to Literary and Cultural Studies;  History of Disciplines; Intersectional Gender Studies

Polzer, Jessica
Associate Professor
Women's Studies/Health Sciences Critical perspectives on health, gender and the body; biotechnology and women's health; medicalization, risk and governmentality; feminism and Foucault; social determinants of health; qualitative research methodologies

Randall, Marilyn
French Studies Nineteenth century Québécois women's history

Ratcliffe, Marjorie
Modern Languages and Literatures Women in Spain especially in the medieval period, Spanish women's literature, particularity 18th Century colonial Mexico and the 19th Century novel.

Rezai-Rashti, Goli
Faculty of Education Anti-racism and feminism, postcolonial studies and feminism, women in muslin societies, women and education, race, class, gender and sexuality

Roulston, Chris
French/ Women's Studies Queer theory, feminist theory, history of sexuality, eighteenth-century french and english novel, marriage and women's friendship in the eighteenth century

Rothbauer, Paulette
Associate Professor
Information and Media Studies the modes and methods of access to reading materials as well as social and cultural barriers to such access, an exploration of the roles that libraries, bookstores and information communication technologies play in the reading lives of potentially marginalized young people

Rudman, Deborah
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy  Women and aging; women, later life work and retirement, critical and cultural studies, social determinants of health, women's occupational lives 

Schneider, Angela
Associate Professor
Kinesiology Women, sport and embodiment

Schwerdtner, Karin
Associate Professor
French Twentieth-century and contemporary literatures (in particular the french novel and francophone women's writings), the concepts of alterity, errancy (errance) and endurance, representations of women, literary postmodernism, identity, literary theories

Smith-Fullerton, Romayne
Associate Professor
Information and Media Studies Gender and media,  journalism ethics with a particular emphasis on diversity and representational issues

Solga, Kim
Associate Professor
English Gender, sex and the body in early modern and contemporary theatre in English, feminist performance theory, performance as social activism

Sprengler, Christine
Assistant Professor
Visual Arts Contemporary art, new media, cultural memory and nostalgia, contemporary American cinema

Suksi, Aara
Associate Professor
Classical Studies Gender in ancient Greek literature, mythology and drama, gender and textuality

Toswell, Jane
English Feminist science fiction and fantasy, feminist medieval studies and feminist institutional history

Vainio-Mattila, A.
Associate Professor
Global Studies, Huron University College Civil society, gender and participation in international development, community-based management of natural resources, international development interventions

Verwaayen, K.
Associate Professor
Women's Studies Feminist theory, particularly feminist literary theory and autobiography, feminist poststructuralism

Wathen, Nadine
Associate Professor
Information and Media Studies women?s health decision-making, including intervention research in the area of violence against women and children

Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research - Western University
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London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B8
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Fax: 519.661.3491

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