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Lauren Weis

Lauren Weis

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Director, WGSS

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
CAS - Philosophy and Religion


Affiliate Faculty & Advisory Board

Juliet Bellow

Juliet Bellow

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Associate Professor

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
CAS - Art


Sara Bendoraitis

Sara Bendoraitis

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Director, Programming, Outreach & Advocacy

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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202-885-3346
Cntr for Diversity & Inclusion


Katie DeCicco-Skinner

Katie DeCicco-Skinner

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Associate Professor

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202-885-2193
CAS - Biology


Ellen Feder

Ellen Feder

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Professor

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
CAS - Philosophy and Religion


Eileen Findlay

Eileen Findlay

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Professor

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

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202-885-6264
CAS - History


Mary Gray

Mary Gray

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Professor

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
CAS - Math & Statistics


Clement Ho

Clement Ho

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Associate Librarian

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202-885-3843
University Library


Leena Jayaswal

Leena Jayaswal

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Associate Professor

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
SOC - School of Communication


Helen Langa

Helen Langa

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Associate Professor

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
CAS - Art


Brigid Maher

Brigid Maher

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Associate Professor

Brigid Maher is a tenured, associate professor of Film and Media Arts. She is Co-Director of the Center for Media and Social Impact and Associate Division Director of the Film and Media Arts Division at American University. Her latest documentary,... [More]

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202-885-2664
SOC - School of Communication


Juliana Martinez

Juliana Martinez

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Assistant Professor

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
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Vidyamali Samarasinghe

Vidyamali Samarasinghe

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Professor

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
SIS-School of Intl Service


Diane Singerman

Diane Singerman

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Associate Professor

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
SPA - Government


Gloria Young

Gloria Young

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Professor

(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
CAS - Sociology