Department Chair

Caryn Werner (Mathematics), B.A., SUNY–Binghamton; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University. Algebraic Geometry.

Steering Committee

Courtney Bailey (Communication Arts and Theatre), B.S.C., Ohio University; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University. Rhetorical Studies, Media Studies, and Feminist/Queer Theory.

M. Soledad Caballero (English), B.A., Appalachian State University; M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., Tufts University.  British Romanticism, Travel Writing, Post-Colonial Literature, Literary Theory, Latino/a Literature.

Angela Keysor (History), B.A., The Ohio State University; J.D., The University of Cincinnati; M.A., University of Iowa; Ph. D., University of Iowa. Colonial and Revolutionary America; Women’s History; Medical History; Legal History.

Helen McCullough (Technology and Learning Commons), B.A., Allegheny College; M.Ed.IT, Edinboro University. Information Technology; Information Literacy; Contemporary Media Criticism.

Barbara Riess (Modern and Classical Languages), B.A., M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Barbara Shaw (Women’s Studies). B.A. Colby College, Graduate Certificate and M.A. University of Maryland, College Park; Research M.A., University of Birmingham (UK); Ph.D.,  University of Maryland, College Park.  Transnational Feminisms; Feminist and Queer Theory; Caribbean Women’s Literature and Cultural Studies; Migration and Diaspora Studies; Women, Gender & Sexuality in Popular Culture.

Caryn Werner (Mathematics), B.A., SUNY–Binghamton; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University. Algebraic Geometry.

Sharon Wesoky (Political Science), B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Feminism Across Cultures; Women’s Movements; Asian/Chinese Politics and Society.

Emily Chivers Yochim (Communication Arts/Theatre), B.A., Allegheny College; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Selected Faculty Publications & Achievements

  • “Female Suffrage in New Jersey, 1790-1807,” published in Women and Politics
  • The Reproductive Unconscious in Medieval and Early Modern England, published by Routledge
  • “Prophesying Daughters: Testimony, Censorship, and Literacy Among Early Quaker Women,” published in Critical Survey
  • “Women’s Liturgical Manuscripts at Klosterneuburg,” published in The Early Drama, Art, and Music Review
  • Dark Eden: The Swamp in 19th-Century American Culture, published by Cambridge Press
  • “Women and Society in Pre-Colonial Iyede,” 
published in Anthropos
  • “Oral Field Techniques and Women’s History: The Case of Owan, Nigeria,” published in Ufahamu
  • “Environmental Justice from the Grassroots: 
Reflections on Gender, History and Expertise,” published in The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States
  • “Gender Schema Theory Revisited: Men’s Stereotypes of American Women,” published in Sex Roles
  • Unequal Justice, published by Simon and Schuster
  • To Comfort the Heart: Women in Seventeenth-Century America
  • Christina Rossetti: Faith, Gender and Time
  • When Men and Women Mattered: A History of 
Gender Relations Among the Owan of Nigeria
  • Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization, published by Routledge