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Maria Bucur

Maria Bucur
John V. Hill Professor of Eastern European History and Gender Studies
Send Email | (812) 855-0101 | Ballantine Hall 719

Research specialization: Gender; Citizenship; War and memory; Eastern Europe

Freda Fair

Freda Fair
Assistant Professor of Gender Studies
Send Email | (812) 855-0101 | Ballantine Hall 642

Research specialization: Queer Politics and Aesthetics, Midwest Studies, Women of Color Feminism, Queer of Color Critique, Black Studies, Visual Culture, Labor and Capital, Policing

Laura Foster

Laura Foster
Assistant Professor of Gender Studies
Send Email | (812) 855-6977 | Ballantine Hall 642

Research specialization: Feminist postcolonial science studies; feminist science studies; science and technology studies; feminist and critical race legal theory; transnational/postcolonial feminisms; feminist research methodologies; human rights and intellectual property law

Lessie Jo Frazier

Lessie Jo Frazier
Associate Professor of Gender Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor in History, Anthropology, and Cultural Studies
Send Email | (812) 856-0402 | Ballantine Hall 630

Research specialization: Intersection of cultural studies theories of power, subjectivity, and ideology with questions of political economy

Sara L. Friedman

Sara L. Friedman
Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Anthropology
Send Email | (812) 856-4595 | Student Building 130

Research specialization: State regulation of gender and sexuality; politics of marriage; immigration and citizenship; transnational feminisms and sexuality studies; contemporary East Asia.

Justin R. Garcia

Justin R. Garcia
Ruth N. Halls Assistant Professor of Gender Studies
Assistant Research Scientist at The Kinsey Institute
Send Email | (812) 855-7686 | Ballantine Hall 642

Research specialization: Intersections of biology and gender; evolutionary and biocultural models of human behavior; romantic and sexual relationships; hook-up culture in emerging adulthood.

Colin R. Johnson

Colin R. Johnson
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Gender Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of History, American Studies, and Human Biology
Send Email | (812) 855-6702 | Ballantine Hall 642

Research specialization: History of gender and sexuality in United States; queer theory; feminist theory; LGBT studies.

Jennifer E. Maher

Jennifer E. Maher
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Clinical Associate Professor of Gender Studies
Send Email | Ballantine Hall 642

Research specialization: Gender and popular culture; second and third wave feminism; gender and the body; and modern memoir

Amrita Myers

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers
Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies
Send Email | Ballantine Hall 733

Research specialization: Black women; African American history; 19th-century U.S.; The old South; Social history; Race, gender, sexuality and violence; Freedom and citizenship.

Stephanie A. Sanders

Stephanie A. Sanders
Peg Zeglin Brand Chair in Gender Studies
Provost Professor of Gender Studies
Senior Scientist at The Kinsey Institute
Send Email | (812) 855-7686 | Ballantine Hall 642

Research specialization: Sexual behavior; sexuality, sexual identity, and gender relations; sex differentiation; gender difference in psychological and physical development

Cate Taylor

Cate Taylor
Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Sociology
Send Email | (812) 855-1547 | Ballantine Hall 744

Research specialization: Gender, Work and Occupations, Social Psychology, and Health

Brenda R. Weber
Department Chair
Professor of Gender Studies
Adjunct Professor of American Studies, Program in Cultural Studies, Department of English; Affiliate Faculty, The Kinsey Institute
Send Email | (812) 856-6033

Research specialization: Popular Culture, Film, Television, and Reality Television, Feminist Theory and the Body, Celebrity and Gender, The Politics of Representation, Masculinity, Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature, Theories of Identity, Cultural Citizenship, American religious culture.