Gender Studies

  • Associate Professor

    Christina Hanhardt

    Dr. Hanhardt's research focuses on the historical and contemporary study of U.S. social movements and cities since the mid-20th century, with an emphasis on the politics of stigma, punishment, and uneven...
  • Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

    Jan M. Padios

    Dr. Padios's research combines critical cultural studies and political economy, with emphasis on transnationalism, labor, neoliberal globalization, media and communication, cultures of consumption, and...
  • Professor

    Jo B. Paoletti

    Dr. Paoletti has spent nearly forty years researching and writing about gender differences in America fashion. She has also published articles and book chapters on service-learning, undergraduate research,...
  • Associate Professor

    Sheri Parks

    Dr. Parks' research focuses on public aesthetics, with particular concern for popular culture as public mythology and its effect upon individuals, families and minority cultures.
  • Professor Emerita

    Nancy Struna

    Dr. Struna began her academic career as a social historian of sport, leisure, and work. With a strong theoretical bent, she focuses on cultural production, the body and sexuality, agency and power in everyday...
  • Professor Emeritus

    John Caughey

    John L. Caughey is a Professor Emeritus and past chair in the Department. His research involves the ethnographic, comparative investigation of contemporary cultures as systems of meaning. He has done field...