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Core Faculty

Marlon M. Bailey

Marlon M. Bailey
Associate Professor of Gender Studies and American Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of Theatre and Drama
Affiliate Faculty in Cultural Studies, Applied Health Science, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Send Email | (812) 855-8255 | Memorial Hall West M16

Research specialization: African Diaspora studies, queer diasporas, race, gender, and sexuality, queer theory, Black queer studies, theatre/performance studies, ethnography, and HIV/AIDS (cultural politics, research, and prevention of HIV/AIDS in Black communities)

Laura Foster

Laura Foster
Assistant Professor of Gender Studies
Send Email | (812) 855-6977 | Memorial Hall 129

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

Lessie Jo Frazier

Lessie Jo Frazier
Associate Professor of Gender Studies
Adjunct Assistant Professor in History, Anthropology, and Cultural Studies
Send Email | (812) 856-0402 | Memorial Hall E. 130

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
Assistant Professor of Gender Studies
Assistant Research Scientist at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Send Email | (812) 855-7686 | Memorial Hall E. 130

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 Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of Gender Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of History, American Studies, and Human Biology
Send Email | (812) 855-6702 | Memorial Hall E. 130

Research specialization: The history of gender and sexuality in the non-metropolitan United States during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century

Jennifer E. Maher

Jennifer E. Maher
Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies
Send Email | Memorial Hall E. 130

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

Amrita Myers

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers
Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies
Send Email | Ballantine 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
Professor of Gender Studies
Associate Director of the Kinsey Institute
Send Email | (812) 855-7686 | Morrison Hall 313

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

LaMonda Horton Stallings

LaMonda Horton Stallings
Associate Professor of Gender Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor in American Studies
Send Email | (812) 855-0101 | Memorial Hall E. 130

Research specialization: African American literature and film, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, and Black Folklore

Cate Taylor

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

Research specialization: Gender; Social Inequality; Social Psychology; Health; Work and Occupations; Bio-social and/or Experimental Methods; Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Organizational Diversity

Brenda Weber

Brenda R. Weber
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Gender Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of American Studies, Communication and Culture, Cultural Studies, and English
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.