Department Co-Chairs

Headshot missing.
Barbara Shaw
Associate Professor

Steering Committee

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Courtney Bailey
Associate Professor of Communication; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Affiliate Faculty
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Paula Burleigh
Assistant Professor of Art History
Co-Director, Public Humanities Program
Affiliated Faculty, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
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Rebecca Oliver
Assistant Professor
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Barbara Riess
Professor of Spanish, Chair - Department of World Languages & Cultures
Headshot missing.
Barbara Shaw
Associate Professor

Selected Faculty Publications and 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