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Past Visiting Scholars


2012-2013 Visiting Scholars

Leigh Gilmore, PhD
English (University of Washington)
Former Professor of English at Ohio State University
Author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony and Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women’s Self-Representation. Reading Women Writing Series
Project: Tainted Witness: Women's Testimony in a Transnational Frame, 1990 to Present

Shannon Weber, PhD Candidate
Feminist Studies (University of California at Santa Barbara)
Project: Coming (Mo)home: New England Women’s Colleges, Queer Community, and the Cultivation of Sexual and Gendered Possibilities

2011-2012:

Lynne Byall Benson, Ph.D.
(Cornell)
Current Position: Lecturer of Women's Studies: University of Massachusetts, Boston
Project: Sarah Blanding and the opportunities that the field of physical education offered women who sought academic careers

Jenna DiCocco, J.D.
Juris Doctor (University of Iowa College of Law)
Founder and Director, The Women's Rights Cooperative, Washington, DC & Boston, MA
Project: Examining the phenomenon of gender disparity in the prison sentencing of spouses who murder their opposite-sex partner

Lisa Folkmarson Kall, Ph.D.
Philosophy (University of Copenhagen)
Current Position: Researcher and Coordinator, Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
Project: Embodied Subjectivity and Intersections of Identity

Linda K. Fuller, Ph.D.
Communications (Worcester State University)
Current Position: Visiting Scholar, Northeastern University
Project: Sexist Commentary at the Olympic Games

C. Wakaba Futamura, Ph.D.
French Studies (Rice University)
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Bennington College, VT
Project: The Situation of Transnational Feminism in Morocco

Jennifer Musto, Ph.D.
Women's Studies (UCLA)
Current Position: Visiting Lecturer, Women's and Gender Studies Department, Wellesley College
Project: Carceral Protectionism and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the United States

Elizabeth W. Son, Ph.D.
American Studies (Yale University)
Current Position:
Project: Performing Redress: Military Sexual Slavery and the Transpacific Politics of Memory: Examining activist and artistic work relating to the social movement for redress among survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery.

2010-2011:

Laura Mattoon D'Amore, Ph.D.
American Studies (Boston University)
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies, Roger Williams University
Project: American Supermom: A History of Impossible Motherhood

Richard M. Juang, J.D.
Juris Doctor (Northeastern University School of Law)
Ph. D, English Literature (Cornell University)
Project: Beyond Recognition: Toward an Anti-Subordination Transgender Jurisprudence

Lisa Folkmarson Kall, Ph.D.
Philsophy (University of Copenhagen)
Current Position: Researcher and Coordinator: Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
Project: Embodied Subjectivity and Intersections of Identity

Michele Paludi, Ph.D.
Experimental Psychology (University of Cincinnati)
Current Position: Participating Full Professor, Union Graduate College
Project: Gendered Violence Against Girls in Elementary and Secondary School

Jennifer Wood, Ph.D.
African-American Studies and American Studies
Current Position: Lecturer, Yale University; and Residential College Dean, Ezra Stiles College, Yale University
Project: Interrogating the ways in which fashion and the body were conceptualized and represented by the artists of the Harlem Renaissance particularly in relation to consumption, race, visibility, performance, sex and sexuality

2009-2010:

Lynne Byall Benson, Ph.D.
(Cornell University)
Project: Transformations in the Role of Dean of Women in the Post-Progressive Era, 1925-1940

Ophera Davis, Ph.D.
Higher Education (St. Louis University)
Project: Southern Women Voices on Hurricane Katrina

Linda K. Fuller, Ph.D.
Communications (Worcester State University)
Project: Girls' and Women's Issues in Sport for Development

Anu Gokhale, Ph.D.
Engineering Technology (Iowa State University)
Project: Northeastern students' attitudes toward science and technology

Seyda Aylin Gurses, Ph.D.
Communications (University of Miami)
Project: From Barracks to Streets: Intersectional Analysis of Women's Motivation in Joining the Military and Its Link to Homelessness

Marieke van den Brink, Ph.D.
Management Science (Nijmegen School of Management & Institute for Gender Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen)
Project: Gender, Networking and Academia

Hope Sadza, Fulbright Scholar, Ph.D.
(University of Zimbabwe)
M.A., Public Administration (University of Missouri)
Vice Chancellor and Founder, Women's University in Africa
Professor Sadza's appointment at Northeastern University was from August 31 to September 12, 2009

2008-2009:

Ann Holder
Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies (Pratt Institute)
Project: Making the Body Politic: Sexuality, Racialization and the Practices of Social Citizenship, 1863-1910

Lisa Kall, Ph.D.
Philosophy (University of Copenhagen) Uppsala University, Sweden
Center for Gender Research
Project: Feminist Figures of Otherness' will be published in NORA: Nordic Journal for Gender Research

2007-2008:

Karen Tice
Educational Policy Studies (University of Kentucky)
Project: Looking Good for Jesus: The Afterlife of Born-Again Beauty Queens

Afshan Jafar
(University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Project: Strategies of Activism: The Campaign to Increase Women's Political Participation in Pakistan

Sarah Whedon
Women's Studies (Simmons College)
Project: Media Representations of Polygamist Fundamentalist Mormon Women

Linda K. Fuller, Ph.D.
Communications (Worcester State College)
Project: Selected Proceedings from the Women's Studies Conference 'Women, War, and Violence' held March 18, 2006

Banu Subramaniam
Women's Studies (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Project: A Question of Variation: Gender, Race, and the Practice of Science.

2006-2007:

Simten Cosar
Department of Political Science and International Relations (Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey)
Project: The Positioning of Feminist Discourse in the American and Turkish Women's Movement and the Feminist Politics around the Movement

Mirna Maria Lascano
Department of Language and Literacy (Wheelock College)
Project: Immigration and Student's Literacy Development: Female and Male

Linda K. Fuller, Ph.D.
Communications (Worcester State College)
Project: Selected Proceedings from the Women's Studies Conference 'Women, War, and Violence' held March 18, 2006

2005-2006:

Linda K. Fuller Ph.D.
Communications (Worcester State College)
Project: AIDS APARTHEID: African Women's Unique Vulnerabilities

Lucy Honig
(Boston University)
Associate Professor of Writing and of International Health
Position: Specialist/Writer

Fauzia E. Ahmed
(Brandeis University)
Position: Resident Scholar

2004-2005:

Linda K. Fuller Ph.D.
Communications (Worcester State College)
Project: AIDS APARTHEID: African Women's Unique Vulnerabilities

Michelle White
Art(Wellesley College)
Project: The Soft and the Fold: Male Computer Programmers and the Politics of Embodiment

Qiqi Shen
English and Gender Studies (Dalian University, China)
Project: Global Gender Issues

2003-2004:

Puina Geraldine Abir-Am, Ph.D.
(University of Montreal)
Project: Gender and Cultural Memory

Linda K. Fuller Ph.D.
Communications (Worcester State College)
Project: AIDS APARTHEID: African Women's Unique Vulnerabilities

Harmony Wu
Philosophy (University of Southern California)
Project: Border Crossings: Gendered Traditions in Mexican Horror and Melodrama

Debra Michals, Ph.D.
History (New York University)
Project: The Rise of the Female-headed Household Beginning in the 1960's

Ulle Holt, Ph.D.
(Brown University)
Project: To develop an anthology of female narratives in order to put into new perspectives the commonalities and differences of different women's experiences

Claire Firth, Ph. D
Project: Encounters in the Third Space: Hybridity in US Culture

2002-2003:

Marlyn Tadros, Ph.D.
Comparative English and American Literature (Sisterhood is Global Institute, Egypt)
Egypt Field Coordinator-Human Rights Education Program (Egypt)
Projects: Violence against the Girl-Child: a field Study; and A comparative study of women's activist organization in 3 countries: Egypt, Palestine, and Algeria.

Laura Pappano
(Yale)
Position: Journalist/Freelance writer
Murray Research Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard
Project: Sports Equality Project

Jane Wegscheider Hyman, Ph.D.
Psychology (The Union Institute)
Position: Researcher and Writer
Project: Qualitative study on Women working outside the home who have dissociated identities.

Beatriz Vitar, Ph.D.
American History (Complutense University, Madrid, Spain)
Project: The Third Generation of Syro-Lebanese Women in Argentina: Their Ethnic Identity

2001-2002:

Karen Beckworth, Ph.D.
Political Science (The College of Wooster, Ohio)
Project: Women, Gender and Nonviolence in Collective Action

Elizabeth Brusco, Ph.D.
Anthropology (Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington)
Project: Reverse Assimilation and Missionary Scandals during the 19th century

Estelle Cohen, Ph.D.
History (Harvard University)
Position: Research Scholar
Project: "Woman Is Not Made Like This" : Redefining Reproduction and Women's Rights in the U.S., 1860-1930

Laura Pappano
(Yale)
Position: Journalist/Freelance Writer
Murray Research Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard
Project: Sports Equality Project

Gretchen Smith, Ph.D.
Theatre and Drama (Southern Methodist University, Texas)
Meadows School of the Arts Department of Critical Studies & Playwriting Theater
Projects: The Profession of Performance: Women on the Early Modern Stage and French actresses of the 19th century (1851-1900)

Marlyn Tadros, Ph.D.
Comparative English and American Literature (Sisterhood is Global Institute, Egypt)
Egypt Field Coordinator, Human Rights Education Program (Egypt)
Projects: Violence against the Girl-Child: a Field Study and A comparative study of women's activist organizations in 3 countries: Egypt, Palestine, and Algeria

2000 - 2001:

Gina Ogden, Ph.D.
(Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality)
Project: Feminist scholarship based analysis of the results of a study conducted on the spiritual dimensions of sexual experience

Laura Pappano
(Yale)
Position: Journalist/Freelance writer
Murray Research Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard
Project: Sports Equality Project

Henry Simtim, Ph.D.
Sociology (University of Helsinki, Finland)i Project: Gender, Environmental Management and Sustainable Agriculture in Ghana

Charlotte Templin, Ph.D.
English (Indiana University)
Project: Exploration of how readers in various cultural locations read literary works and the differences in interpretation and evaluation of literature because of cultural beliefs and values.

1999 - 2000:

Drucilla Barker
Economics/Women's Studies (Hollins University)
Project: Coherence and Realism: Feminist Directions in Economic Methodology

Gabrie'l Janine Atchison, Ph. D.
Women's Studies (Clark University)
Project: Creating a Bibliography on the Lives of Girls of Color

Ellen S. More
History of Medicine and Medical Humanities (Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston)
Project: Mary Steichen Calderone and the Politics of Sex Education in America

Jean Gould
Position: Author/Editor and Freelance Writer
Book Project: Himalayan Companions

Mary Pat Warming
(Maine College of Art, Porland, Maine)
Project: Fashion and Women's Bodies

Kazuko Innuoue, Ph.D.
Social Psychology (School of Humanities, Seiwa College, Japan)
Project: Equity: theory and research, especially in intimate relationships

Henry Sintim, Ph.D.
Sociology (University of Helsinki, Finland) Project: Gender, Environmental Management and Sustainable Agriculture in Ghana

1998 - 1999:

Ann Blum, Ph.D
(Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University)
Project: Mexican Motherhood: Between Church and State, 1917-1946.

Kay Broschart
Sociology (Hollins University)
Project: The Impact of Region, Race and Gender on Construction of History: Neglected Contributions of Early Southern Women Social Scientists.

Jean Gould
Project: Compilation of interviews with elderly women in Nepal, Bhutan and Northern India.

Lisa Majaj, Ph.D.
Project: Exploration of Arab-American feminism.

Jennifer Wilson
Project: Women entrepreneurship

Yuenfen Xu
Position: Attorney/ Political Analyst

Project: Rights of Urban and Rural Chinese Women

1997 - 1998:

Souad Dajani, Ph.D.
Project: Exploration of the problems faced by Arab-American through a framework of multi-culturalism and anti-racism.

Nicolar Gavey
(University of Auckland, New Zealand) Project: Rape and sexual coercion in heterosexual relationships

Sierra Khan
Project: Research on identifying links between white and black notions of motherhood during the 19th century their impact on the 20th century reproductive rights

Martha M. Van Zuiden, Ph.D.
Project: Why do professionals from Latin American backgrounds, trained in their home countries, live in the United States?

Yuefen Xu
Position: Attorney/ Political Analyst
Project: Rights of Urban and Rural Chinese Women

1995 - 1996:

Ellen Rosen
Project: Studying the impact of restructuring on the domestic apparel industry, and the effect this has had on women workers.

Edith Sarah
(Northeastern University) Project: Book about issues facing women in the aging process.

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.
Project: Book, The Legacy of Rachel Carson: Women, Cancer, and the Environment

Ellen W. Munley, Ph.D.
Position: Chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Regis College)
Project: Manuscript on the notion of exile in Francophone women

1994 - 1995:

Kelly A. Raab
Department of Religion (Teikyo Westmar University, Le Mars, IA)
Position: Assistant Professor
Project: When the Priest Becomes a Women: The Psychological Significance of Gender for the Catholic Eucharist

Regine-Mihal Friedman

Department of Cinema and Television (Tel Aviv University)
Position: Director of the Film Studies Program
Project: Altered States or Gender Troubles in the Israeli Cinema

Nancy B. Palmer
Project: Gender, Sexuality, and Work: Women and Men in the Electrical Industry

Suzanne M. Saul, Ph.D.
Project: A critical study of the Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689)

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.
(Bunting Institute/Radcliffe College) Project: The Legacy of Rachael Carson: Women, Cancer and the Environment

Linda Dunleavy
(Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA)
Position: Asst. Professor of English
Project: Women's Voice, Women's Place: Counter Narrative in the Fiction of Melville, Dreiser, and Faulkner

1993 - 1994:

Margaret M. Goullette, Ph.D.
Position: Instructor at Radcliffe Seminars/Assistant Director of Harvard-Danforth Center for teaching and learning.

Karen J. McLennan, Ph.D.
"A Woman's Right: A dramatic adaptation of the Memoirs of Abigail Abbot Bailey (1815)."

Lin Chun, Ph.D.
"Truth and Social Practice" People's University Press, Beijing, China, 1978

1992 - 1993:

Margaret M. Goullette, Ph.D.
Author of "Midlife Frictions," "Safe at last in the middle years." Instructor at Radcliffe Seminars & assistant director of Harvard-Danforth Center for teaching and learning.

Thais Morgan, Ph.D.
Professor of English at Arizona State University. Author of "Victorian Sages & Cultural Discourse: Renegotiating Gender & Power" (Rutgers Univ. Press, 1990).

Susana Borneo Funck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil.

Leslie A. Barber, Ph.D.
Senior Associate, Kenneth Sole and Associates Inc., Durham, New Hampshire. (Consulting Firm specializing in issues of human development and organizational change)

Karen Garcia
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cultural Diversity and Curriculum Reform Program, University of Massachusetts

Yukiko Hanawa, Ph.D.
Gender in History: 20th Century Japan, Asian American Immigration, Feminism and Orientalism, History of Sexuality.

Rosemary Keefe Curb, Ph.D.
Rollins College, Coordinator of Women's Studies "Lesbian Nuns: Breaking the Silence" edited with Nancy Manahan

1991 - 1992:

Susan Eisenberg
Artistic Director & Founder of Word of Mouth Productions

Margaret M. Goullette, Ph.D.
Author of "Midlife Frictions," "Safe at last in the middle years." Instructor at Radcliffe Seminars & assistant director of Harvard-Danforth Center for teaching and learning.

Susan K. Kent, Ph.D.
"Feminism in Britain, 1914 - 1939."
Assistant Professor in History, University of Florida

Marcia Hoppe Navarro, Ph.D.
"O Romance na America Latina." Porto Alegre, Editora de Universidade/UFRGS-MEC, (Serie Sintese Universitaria).

Bonnie Morris
Research Associate & Visiting Lecturer from California State University at Chico. Research Project: Female Activism & Identity in the Lubavitcher Community.

Andrea Staskowski, Ph.D.
"Beyond Autobiography: Conversations with the Self in History, The Films of Three German Women."