WGSS Faculty Research Areas of Expertise & Interest

WGSS affiliated faculty and staff boast diverse areas of interest and expertise, and they employ a wide range of methodologies to study varied research questions. The diverse research interests on campus are loosely categorized below to provide a sense to students, staff, and faculty of the areas related to gender, sexualities, and feminism that are under study across the university and to encourage connections and collaborations for faculty and staff, and mentored experiences for students. Click on a given category to see a list of some of the people on campus engaged in that area (many individuals are listed in more than one area). Click on their names to see more about their specific interests.

Feminism in the Arts

  • Lauren Kearns
  • Susanne Shawyer
  • Kirstin Ringelberg
  • Nina Namaste
  • Thomas Erdmann
  • Cassie Kircher
  • Stephen Bloch-Schulman
  • Robin Attas

Feminism Today

  • Stephen Bloch-Schulman
  • Brooke Barnett
  • Amy Allocco
  • Karen Yokley
  • Ann Cahill
  • Rodney Clare
  • Kirstin Ringelberg
  • Joan Ruelle
  • Muriel Vernon

Gender in Literature

  • Amy Allocco
  • Deandra Little
  • Nina Namaste
  • Susanne Shawyer
  • Kevin Bourque
  • Zach Laminack

Gender and Religion

  • Lynn Huber
  • Amy Allocco
  • Geoffrey Claussen

Gender and Strategic Communications

  • Lucinda Austin
  • Lee Bush

Gender-based Violence and Crime

  • Brooke Barnett
  • Leigh-Anne Royster
  • Rena Zito
  • Carmen Monico
  • Ann Cahill

Identity Construction

  • Lynn Huber
  • Rissa Trachman
  • Alexis Franzese
  • Nina Namaste
  • Kevin Bourque
  • Zach Laminack

LGBTQIA Today

  • David Buck
  • Matthew Antonio Bosch
  • Alexis Franzese
  • Amy Allocco
  • Brooke Barnett
  • Lynn Huber
  • Kirstin Ringelberg
  • Leigh-Anne Royster
  • Joan Ruelle
  • Muriel Vernon
  • Kevin Bourque

LGBTQIA & Women's History

  • Mary Jo Festle
  • Kirsten Ringelberg
  • Rodney Clare
  • Matthew Antonio Bosch
  • Muriel Vernon
  • Kevin Bourque

Psychology & Biology of Gender

  • Alexis Franzese
  • Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler
  • Muriel Vernon
  • Kim Epting

Women's Health

  • Lucinda Austin
  • Aunchalee Palmquist
  • Leigh-Anne Royster
  • Alexis Franzese
  • Muriel Vernon
  • Carmen Monico

Other Specialties

  • Karen Yokley
  • Deandra Little
  • Lee Bush
  • Kevin Bourque
  • Carmen Monico
  • Robin Attas