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WGSS | Faculty & Advisory Board

  1. Lauren Weis, Director, WGSS

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    I joined the American University faculty in 2008, and have been teaching courses in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, gender studies, and feminist theory. My philosophical research focuses on critiques of the Western metaphysical tradit… More

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    (202) 885-2926

Affiliate Faculty & Advisory Board

  1. Juliet Bellow, Associate Professor

    CAS - Art

    Juliet Bellow’s current research centers on the relationship between art and dance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her book Modernism on Stage: The Ballets Russes and the Parisian Avant-Garde, published in 2013 by Ashgate Press, analyzes s… More

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    (202) 885-6477

  2. Sara Bendoraitis, Director, Programming, Outreach & Advocacy

    Cntr for Diversity & Inclusion

    Sara started at American University in 2007 as the Director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Resource Center and in 2011, became the Director of Programming, Outreach, and Advocacy for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. As Dir… More

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    (202) 885-3372

  3. Katie DeCicco-Skinner, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

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  4. Ellen Feder, Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Ellen K. Feder is the William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy and Social Policy. She works at the intersection of contemporary continental philosophy and feminist and critical race theory, particularly as these relate to matters of social pol… More

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    (202) 885-2931

  5. Eileen Findlay, Professor

    CAS - History

    Eileen Findlay graduated from Oberlin College and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she held a Jacob Javits fellowship. Her latest book, 'We Are Left Without a Father Here': Masculinity, Domesticity, and Migration in Post-War Puerto Rico wa… More

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    (202) 885-6264

  6. Mary Gray, Professor

    CAS - Math & Statistics

    A statistician and lawyer, Professor Gray’s areas of research include applications of statistics to human rights, economic equity, legal issues, and education. She is the founder of the Association for Women in Mathematics, a fellow of the American S… More

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    (202) 885-3171

  7. Clement Ho, Associate Librarian

    University Library

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    (202) 885-3843

  8. Leena Jayaswal, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Leena Jayaswal is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She is head of the photography concentration. Her photography has been nationally recognized in galleries around the country. She has worked with famed photographer, Mary Ellen Mark. Her… More

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    (202) 885-2662

  9. Helen Langa, Associate Professor

    CAS - Art

    Professor Helen Langa teaches a sequence of courses on American Art from the colonial era to the late 20th century with an emphasis on issues related to national identity, politics, race, gender, and cultural studies. She was Chair of the Art Departm… More

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    (202) 885-1682

  10. Brigid Maher, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Maher’s creative work concentrates on national and international women’s issues with a particular focus on the Middle East and more recently women’s health. Maher’s previous award winning documentary, Veiled Voices, followed three Muslim religious le… More

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    (202) 885-2664

  11. Juliana Martinez, Assistant Professor

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    Professor Martínez focuses on the intersection of violence and body politics in the Latin-American and US Latino context. Her two main areas of research are: representation of historical violence recent cultural production; and gender and sexuality—p… More

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    (202) 885-2586

  12. Vidyamali Samarasinghe, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Vidyamali Samarasinghe is a Professor in the International Development Program of the School of International Service, American University, Washington D.C. Currently she is the Director of the International Development Program. Vidyamali Samarasing… More

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    (202) 885-1487

  13. Diane Singerman, Associate Professor

    SPA - Government

    Dr. Singerman is an Associate Professor and comparativist whose research interests focus on political change from below, particularly in the Middle East, and more specifically Egypt. Her work examines the formal and informal side of politics, gender,… More

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    (202) 885-2362

  14. Gay Young, Department Chair, Sociology

    CAS - Sociology

    (Gloria A.) Gay Young has a longstanding focus on gender and development (GAD) which has led her to study a range of issues, including the nature and consequences of women’s labor force participation in neo-colonial societies – in Mexico, in particul… More

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    (202) 885-2254