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American Indian Studies

 

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Tammy Greer, Ph.D.

Director of American Indian Studies〡Associate Professor

Discipline: Psychology
Research Interests: American Indian Studies, Brain and Behavior

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Jeanne Gillespie, Ph.D.

Co-director of American Indian Studies〡Professor

Discipline: World Languages
Research Interests: Amerindian letters and cultures, Latin American Colonial Letters, Early Modern Women's Voices,

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Josh Haynes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Discipline: History
Research Interests: Early American History, Native American History, the Native South

American Indian Studies Minor

 

 

 

Black Studies

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Sherita L. Johnson, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Black Studies 〡 Associate Professor

Discipline: English
Research Interests: African American Literature and Southern Literature

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Cheryl D. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Center for Black Studies 〡Associate Professor

Discipline: Journalism, Public Relations, and Advertising
Research Interests: Journalism, Minority Representation in Media, Media and Culture

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Douglas B. Chambers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: History
Research Interests: Oral History, Cultural Heritage

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Amy Chasteen, Ph.D.

Professor

Discipline: Sociology
Research Interests: Gender & Sexuality; Diversity; Culture and Social Change; Higher Education; Student Success and Retention

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Kimberley M. Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Music
Research Interests: Voice

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Kevin D. Greene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Discipline: History
Research Interests: Twentieth Century US History, African American History, Music History, Oral History

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Thomas V. O’Brien, Ph.D.

Professor

Discipline: Educational Research and Administration
Research Interests: Education; History of American Education; Social Foundations of Education; Education Policy and Politics; Race, Class, and Education; School Law; Higher Education

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Marek D. Steedman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Political Science and Legal Studies
Research Interests: Political Theory

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Rebecca Tuuri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline:  History
Research Interests: African American, Women's and Gender, Modern U.S. history 

Black Studies Minor


 

 

Women's and Gender Studies

 

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Allison Abra, Ph.D.

Director of Women's and Gender Studies 〡Associate Professor

Discipline: History
Research Interests: Popular culture, dance, gender and sexuality, globalization, war and society, European women’s history

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Julie Reid, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Women's and Gender Studies 〡 Associate Professor

Discipline: Sociology
Research Interests: Gender and international development, globalization, education, and intersectionality (gender, nation, race, class, and sexuality)

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Amy Chasteen, Ph.D.

Professor

Discipline: Sociology
Research Interests: Gender studies, health, childbirth, deviant behavior, culture

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Jennifer Courts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Art and Design
Research Interests: Medieval sex, women and art, women artists 

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Sher Gibbs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Entrepreneurship
Research Interests:  Entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, women's entrepreneurship, Black entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, affect, social psychological approaches to entrepreneurship, career choice and boundary theory

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Kate Greene, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Political Science and Legal Studies
Research Interests: Music and politics, public law, women and politics

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Bridget Hayden, Ph.D.

Professor

Discipline: Anthropology
Research Interests: Globalization; migration; discourses of nationalism, identity, and citizenship; intersectionality; Central America 

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Andrew Haley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: History 
Research Interests: American cultural history; class, gender, and community identities; American women's lives; food; childhood; gender theory; gay and lesbian history; queer theory

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Sherita L. Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline:  English
Research Interests: African American women writers; race, ethnicity, and gender Studies. Southern cultural studies

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Nicolle Jordan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: English
Research Interests: African American women writers; race, ethnicity, and gender Studies. Southern cultural studies

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Courtney Luckhardt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Discipline: History
Research Interests: Europe, early medieval ages, religion, cultural history, travel, ancient and medieval women

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Susan Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Public Health
Research Interests: Women's health, health disparities, community health workers, qualitative research, international child sexual trafficking (service internships)

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Heather Stur, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: History
Research Interests: U.S. foreign relations; gender and war; global Cold War; Vietnam War; impacts of conflict on men, women, families, and national identities

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Eric Tribunella, Ph.D.

Professor

Discipline: English
Research Interests: Children's and young adult literature, lesbian and gay literature, queer theory, gender studies, critical theory

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Rebecca Tuuri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: History
Research Interests: Black women's organizations in the Civil Rights/Black Power Movements, African American and American history through the lens of intersectionality, identity as affected by race, gender, and sexuality

Maria Wallace

Maria Wallace, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Discipline: Education
Research Interests: Science teachers, teacher education and induction; construction of teacher subjectivities; feminist, poststructuralist, and new materialist perspectives in curriculum studies; ontology in qualitative inquiry; ethicopolitical issues in science education; feminist science studies

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Ellen Weinauer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: English
Research Interests: American literature (particularly of the 19th century), American women writers, women's and gender studies, law and literature

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES MINOR

 

 

The Leadership Experience Certificate

 

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Christy Arrazattee

Program Coordinator

Phone: 601.266.5074

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Emily Holmes

Program Coordinator

Phone: 601.266.4397

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Michael King

Program Coordinator

Phone: 601.266.551

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Leadership Experience Certificate

 

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