Past Visiting Scholars

Since 1991, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Northeastern has annually offered research associate positions to scholars working on issues related to women, gender, and/or sexuality in the humanities and social sciences. Here, you will find a list of all past visiting scholars and the titles of the projects they worked on while in residence at Northeastern University.

2016-2017

Rachel Brown
ABD Scholar, Political Science, Graduate Center at CUNY
Project: The Emotional Politics of Migration: Migrant and Domestic Workers in Israel/Palestine

Erinn Gilson
Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Northern Florida
Project: A critical intervention into the crisis of responsibility surrounding sexual assault and violence in contemporary US society, specifically on college and university campuses

Leanne Trapedo Sims
ABD, American Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Project: A Cell of One’s Own

 

2015-2016

Melisa Trujillo, PhD, University of Cambridge
Project: The body hair removal practices of feminist-identifying women in the UK

Kathryn E. Frazier, PhD, Clark University
Part-time Lecturer, Psychology, Northeastern University
Project: Empowerment, Sexualized Femininity and Violence Against Women in the Age of Postfeminism

Miriam Tola, PhD, Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
Lecturer, Cinema Studies, Northeastern University
Project: Ecologies of the Common: Feminist Politics of Nature for the Anthropocene

Stu Marvel, PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School; LLM, Osgoode Hall
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Emory University
Project: A critical and empirical study of LGBTQ families and their experiences with assisted reproductive technology

 

2014-2015
Juli Grigsby
, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Lecturer, Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University
Project: Grim Sleeper: Gender, Violence, and Reproductive Justice in Los Angeles

Banu Subramaniam, PhD
Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Project: In India’s Modern Temples: Science, Religion, and the Making of Indian Biologies

 

2013-2014
Phyllis Thompson
, PhD, Brown University & Harvard University
Project: Domestic Pleasures: Dreams of Joy and Fulfillment in American Home Life

2012-2013
Leigh Gilmore
, PhD, University of Washington
Former Professor of English at Ohio State University
Project: Tainted Witness: Women’s Testimony in a Transnational Frame, 1990 to Present

Shannon Weber, PhD candidate, 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, PhD, Cornell
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, JD, University of Iowa College of Law
Founder and Director, The Women’s Rights Cooperative, Washington, DC and Boston, MA
Project: Examining the phenomenon of gender disparity in the prison sentencing of spouses who murder their opposite-sex partner

Lisa Folkmarson Kall, PhD, University of Copenhagen
Researcher and Coordinator, Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
Project: Embodied Subjectivity and Intersections of Identity

Linda K. Fuller, PhD, Worcester State University
Project: Sexist Commentary at the Olympic Games

C. Wakaba Futamura, PhD, Rice University
Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Bennington College
Project: The Situation of Transnational Feminism in Morocco

Jennifer Musto, PhD, University of California Los Angeles
Visiting Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley Gollege
Project: Carceral Protectionism and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the United States

Elizabeth W. Son, PhD, Yale University
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, PhD, Boston University
Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies, Roger Williams University
Project: American Supermom: A History of Impossible Motherhood

Richard M. Juang, JD, Northeastern University School of Law and PhD, Cornell University
Project: Beyond Recognition: Toward an Anti-Subordination Transgender Jurisprudence

Lisa Folkmarson Kall, PhD, University of Copenhagen
Researcher and Coordinator, Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
Project: Embodied Subjectivity and Intersections of Identity

Michele Paludi, PhD, University of Cincinnati
Participating Full Professor, Union Graduate College
Project: Gendered Violence Against Girls in Elementary and Secondary School

Jennifer Wood, PhD, Yale University
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 presented by the artists of the Harlem Renaissance particularly in relations to consumption, race, visibility, performance, sex, and sexuality

 

2009-2010
Lynne Byall Benson, PhD, Cornell University
Project: Transformations in the Role of Dean of Women in the Post-Progressive Era, 1925-1940

Ophera Davis, PhD, St. Louis University
Project: Southern Women Voices on Hurricane Katrina

Linda K. Fuller, PhD, Worcester State University
Project: Girls’ and Women’s Issues in Sport for Development

Anu Gokhale, PhD, Iowa State University
Project: Northeastern students’ attitudes toward science and technology

Seyda Aylin Gurses, PhD, University of Miami
Project: From Barracks to Streets: Intersectional Analysis of Women’s Motivation in Joining the Military and its Link to Homelessness

Marieka van den Brink, PhD, Nijmegen School of Management & Institute for Gender Studies, Radboud University
Project: Gender, Networking, and Academia

Hope Sadza, Fulbright Scholar, PhD, University of Zimbabwe
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, PhD, Boston College
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, PhD, University of Copenhagen
Uppsala University, Sweden, Center for Gender Research
Project: Feminist Figures of Otherness’ (published in NORA: Nordic Journal for Gender Research)

 

2007-2008
Karen Tice, PhD, University of Kentucky
Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Education Studies, University of Kentucky
Project: Looking Good for Jesus: The Afterlife of Born-Again Beauty Queens

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

Sarah Whedon, PhD, Simmons College
Project: Media Representations of Polygamist Fundamentalist Mormon Women

Linda K. Fuller, PhD, Worcester State College
Project: Selected Proceedings from the Women’s Studies Conference ‘Women, War, and Violence’ held March 18, 2006

Banu Subramaniam, PhD
Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Project: A Question of Variation: Gender, Race, and the Practice of Science

 

2006-2007
Simten Cosar, PhD, Baskent University
Project: The Positioning of Feminist Discourse in the American and Turkish Women’s Movement and the Feminist Politics around the Movement

Mirna Maria Lascano, PhD
Department of Language and Literacy, Wheelock College
Project: Immigration and Student’s Literacy Development: Female and Male

Linda K. Fuller, PhD, 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, PhD, Worcester State College
Project: AIDS APARTHEID: African Women’s Unique Vulnerabilties

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

Fauzia E. Ahmed, PhD, Brandeis University
Position: Resident Scholar

 

2004-2005
Linda K. Fuller, PhD, Worcester State College
Project: AIDS APARTHEID: African Women’s Unique Vulnerbilities

Michelle White, PhD, Wellesley College
Project: The Soft and the Fold: Male Computer Programmers and the Politics of Embodiment

Qiqi Shen, PhD, Dalian University, China
Project: Global Gender Issues

 

2003-2004
Puina Geraldine Abir-Am, PhD, University of Montreal
Project: Gender and Cultural Memory

Linda K. Fuller, PhD, Worcester State College
Project: AIDS APARTHEID: African Women’s Unique Vulnerabilities

Harmony Wu, PhD, University of Southern California
Project: Border Crossings: Gendered Transitions in Mexican Horror and Melodrama

Debra Michals, PhD, New York University
Project: The Rise of the Female-Headed Household Beginning in the 1960s

Ulle Holt, PhD, 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, PhD
Project: Encounters in the Third Space: Hybridity in US Culture

 

2002-2003
Marlyn Tadros, PhD, 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, PhD, Yale
Position: Journalist/Freelance Writer
Murray Research Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard
Project: Sports Equality Project

Jane Wegscheider Hyman, PhD, The Union Institute
Position: Researcher and Writer
Project: Qualitative study on Women working outside the home who have dissociated identities

Beatriz Vitar, PhD, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
Project: The Third Generation of Syro-Lebanese Women in Argentina: Their Ethnic Identity

 

2001-2002
Karen Beckworth, PhD, The College of Wooster, Ohio
Project: Women, Gender, and Nonviolence in Collective Action

Elizabeth Brusco, PhD, Pacific Lutheran University
Project: Reverse Assimilation and Missionary Scandals During the 19th Century

Estelle Cohen, PhD, Harvard University
Position: Research Scholar
Project: “Woman Is Not Made Like This”: Redefining Reproduction and Women’s Rights in the US, 1860-1930

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

Gretchen Smith, PhD, Southern Methodist University, Texas
Meadows School of the Arts Department of Critical Studies and Playwrighting Theater
Projects: The Profession of Performance: Women on the Early Modern Stage and French Actresses of the 19th Century (1851-1900)

Marlyn Tadros, PhD, 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, PhD, 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, PhD, Yale
Position: Journalist/Freelance Writer
Murray Research Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard
Project: Sports Equality Project

Henry Simtim, PhD, University of Helsinki
Project: Gender, Environmental Management and Sustainable Agriculture in Ghana

Charlotte Templin, PhD, 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, PhD, Hollins University
Project: Coherence and Realism: Feminist Directions in Economic Methodology

Gabrie’l Janine Atchison, PhD, Clark University
Project: Creating a Bibliography on the Lives of Girls of Color

Ellen S. More, 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
Project: Himalayan Companions

Mary Pat Warming, PhD, Maine College of Art
Project: Fashion and Women’s Bodies

Kazuko Innuoue, PhD, Seiwa College, Japan
Project: Equity: theory and research, especially in intimate relationships

Henry Simtim, PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland
Project: Gender, Environmental Management and Sustainable Agriculture in Ghana

 

1998-1999
Ann Blum, PhD, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University
Project: Mexican Motherhood: Between Church and State, 1917-1946

Kay Broschart, PhD, 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, PhD
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, PhD
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 and their impact on 20th century reproductive rights

Martha M. Van Zuiden, PhD
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, PhD
Project: Book, The Legacy of Rachel Carson: Women, Cancer, and the Environment

Ellen W. Munley, PhD
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
Position: Assistant Professor
Project: When the Priest Becomes a Woman: 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 of Gender Troubles in the Isreali Cinema

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

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

Sandra Steingraber, PhD
Bunting Institute/Radcliffe College
Project: The Legacy of Rachel Carson: Women, Cancer, and the Environment

Linda Dunleavy
Sweet Briar College
Assistant 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, PhD
Position: Instructor at Radcliffe Seminars/Assistant Director of Harvard-Danforth Center for teaching and learning

Karen J. McLennan, PhD
Project: “A Woman’s Right: A dramatic adaptation of the Memoirs of Abigail Abbot Bailey (1815)”

Lin Chun, PhD
Project: “Truth and Social Practice”, People’s University Press, Beijing, China, 1978

 

1992-1993
Margaret M. Goullette, PhD
Author of “Midlife Frictions”, “Safe at last in the middle years”
Instructor at Radcliffe Seminars and Assistant Director of Harvard-Danforth Center for teaching and learning

Thais Morgan, PhD
Professor of English, Arizona State University
Author of “Victorian Sages & Cultural Discourse: Renegotiating Gender and Power” (Rutgers University Press, 1990)

Susan Boreno Funck, PhD
Associate Professor of English, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil

Leslie A. Barber, PhD
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, PhD
Project: Gender in History: 20th Century Japan, Asian American Immigration, Feminism and Orientalism, History of Sexuality

Rosemary Keefe Curb, PhD
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, PhD
Author of “Midlife Frictions”, “Safe at last in the middle years”
Instructor at Radcliffe Seminars and Assistant Director of Harvard-Danforth Center for teaching and learning

Susan K. Kent, PhD
“Feminism in Britain, 1914-1939”
Assistant Professor in History, University of Florida

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

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

Andrea Staskowski, PhD
“Beyond Autobiography: Conversations with the Self in History, the Films of Three German Women”