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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, and feminist theory. My philosophical research focuses on critiques of the Western metaphysical tradition articulated ... [More]

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202-885-2926
CAS - Philosophy and Religion


Advisory Board

Juliet Bellow

Juliet Bellow

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Assistant 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 AU in February 2007 as the GLBTA RC’s second director and has since transitioned to her current role as Director of Programming, Outreach, and Advocacy for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. In this position, she coordinates all th... [More]

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202-885-3372
Center for Diversity and Inclusion


Kathleen De Cicco-Skinner

Kathleen De Cicco-Skinner

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Assistant Professor

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202-885-2193
CAS - Biology


Ellen Feder

Ellen Feder

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Associate Professor

Ellen K. Feder works at the intersection of contemporary continental philosophy and feminist and critical race theory, particularly as these relate to matters of social policy. Family Bonds: Genealogies of Race and Gender applies Foucault's method to... [More]

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202-885-2931
CAS - Philosophy and Religion


Eileen Findlay

Eileen Findlay

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Associate 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 will ... [More]

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202-885-6264
CAS - History


Caren Goldberg

Caren Goldberg

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Assistant Professor

Professor Goldberg joined the faculty at American University in 2006, after having spent nine years at George Washington University. Her research focuses on diversity and discrimination. She has written over a dozen peer-reviewed articles in such jou... [More]

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202-885-1874
KSB - Management


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


Loubna Skalli Hanna

Loubna Skalli Hanna

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Assistant Professor

My research and teaching focus on the politics of development, gender, youth, and communication in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). I have published in numerous academic journals including Gender and Society, International Feminist Journal of... [More]

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202-885-1658
SIS-School of Intl Service


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


Adrea Lawrence

Adrea Lawrence

As a policy historian and the social studies specialist in the teacher education program at American University, Dr. Lawrence’s research interests extend from American Indian education to historical and qualitative research methodologies, to discipli... [More]

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202-885-2713
CAS - Education/Teaching/Health


Brigid Maher

Brigid Maher

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Associate Professor

Brigid Maher is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She is a filmmaker and writer who heads the Emerging Media concentration in SOC’s Film and Media Arts Division. Her scholarly writing focuses on the interplay between traditional film and ... [More]

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202-885-2664
SOC - School of Communication


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


Salvador Vidal-Ortiz

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz

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Associate Professor

Dr. Vidal-Ortiz's scholarship cuts across racialization, sexuality, gender, and religion, and is interdisciplinary. Aside from the award winning book The Sexuality of Migration, and current completion of his book manuscript about sexual minorities in... [More]

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202-885-2443
CAS - Sociology


Jessica Waters

Jessica Waters

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Assistant Dean, School of Public Affairs

Jessica Waters is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education in American University’s School of Public Affairs and is also a faculty member in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology and an adjunct faculty member at the Washington College ... [More]

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202-885-2427
SPA - Dean's Office


Gloria Young

Gloria Young

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Associate 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