Graduate Alumni

Rajani Bhatia, Ph.D. (2012)
Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, SUNY, Albany

Barbara Boswell, Ph.D. (2010)
Senior Lecturer, English Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Avery Dame, Ph.D. (2017)
Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Winona State University

Julie Enszer, Ph.D. (2013)
Scholar, Poet, Author of Avowed (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2016), Lilith’s Demons (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2015), Sisterhood (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013), and Handmade Love (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2010).

Clare Jen, Ph.D. (2008)
Professor, Women’s Studies Program and Department of Biology, Denison University

Bettina Judd, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington

Laura A. Kalman Brunner, Ph.D. (2016)
Dissertation Title: “Screening Diversity: Women and Work in the Twenty-first Century Popular Culture”

Na Young Lee, Ph.D. (2006)
Associate Professor of Sociology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea

Mel Michelle Lewis, Ph.D. (2012)
Associate Professor and Director of Ethnic Studies, St. Mary’s College of California

Laura A. Logie, Ph.D. (2008)
Director of Research, Neuva Vida

Jaime Madden, Ph.D. (2017)
Fixed Term Assistant Professor, Gender & Women’s Studies, Minnesota State University-Mankato

Angel Love Miles, Ph.D. (2016)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Disability and Development, University of Illinois-Chicago

Safoura Nourbaksh, PhD (2017)
Dissertation Title: Towards a Feminist Reconstruction of Persian Sufism

Genevieve Page, Ph.D. (2012)
Professeure régulière, Political Science, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada

Ana Perez, Ph.D. (2013)
Assistant Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Cristina J. Perez, Ph.D. (2016)
Mellon/ACLS Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Border Studies, University of California, Davis

Heather Emily Rellihan, Ph.D. (2007) 
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland

Melissa S. Rogers, Ph.D. (2017)
Teaching artist, MAKESHOP, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

JV Sapinoso, Ph.D. (2009)
Assistant Director and Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

L. Ayu Saraswati, Ph.D. (2007)
Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Women’s Studies, University of Hawaii-Manoa

Ryan Shanahan, Ph.D. (2013)
Research Director, Youth Justice, Vera Institute of Justice, New York

Denise Shupiko, Ph.D. (2014)
Dissertation: “The Development of the Russian Counter-Trafficking Movement: The Angel Coalition and International Politics on Civil Society, Feminism and Human Trafficking”

Jing Song, Ph.D. (2012)
Dissertation Title: “Global Assimilation and Global Alienation: Lives of Professional Women in Contemporary China.”

Jeannette Soon-Ludes, Ph.D. (2016)
Director of Scholarships and Programs, Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Kimberlee Staking, Ph.D. (2013)
Lecturer, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, and Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Nikki Ayanna Stewart, M.A. (2003)
Academic Dean for the Excel Charter School, Washington, D.C.’s first public charter school for girls.

Sarah Tillery, Ph.D. (2007) 
Dean, Social Sciences, Portland Community College, Oregon

Jessica A. Vooris, Ph.D. (2016)
Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

Amy Washburn, Ph.D. (2010) 
Assistant Professor of English and Co-Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Kingsborough Community College (CUNY)

Katie White, Ph.D. (2015)
English Teacher, Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, MD

Kimberly Williams, Ph.D. (2008) 
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Women’s and Gender Studies, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


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