Gender and Women's Studies Faculty

Candace Howes, Barbara Hogate Ferrin'43 Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department Candace Howes, Barbara Hogate Ferrin'43 Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department

Candace Howes, Barbara Hogate Ferrin'43 Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department
Labor economics • Low-wage workers • Care work • Long-term care

Ariella R. Rotramel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Ariella R. Rotramel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

Ariella R. Rotramel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Gender and women's studies • Queer and sexuality studies • Social movements • Ethnic studies • Women's leadership • Gender and work

Mab Segrest, Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Mab Segrest, Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

Mab Segrest, Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Women's studies • Social movements • Sexuality studies • Critical race theory/"Whiteness" • Creative non-fiction

Shubhra Sharma, Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies Shubhra Sharma, Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies

Shubhra Sharma, Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies
Ethics of development • Globalization and policy-making in South Asia • Transnationalism and policy making • Feminist social research methods/ethnography • Governance and NGO's • Microlending • Colonialism and education

Associated Faculty

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English
African-American studies • Cultural studies • Visual studies • Film and new media studies • Literary criticism • Critical theory

Sunil Bhatia, Professor of Human Development, Chair of Human Development Department

Sunil Bhatia, Professor of Human Development, Chair of Human Development Department
Racial, ethnic and migrant identity in global and transnational cultures • Cultural psychology and narrative theory • Ethnography and qualitative methods

Tristan Borer, Professor of Government and International Relations, Government and International Relations Department Chair

Tristan Borer, Professor of Government and International Relations, Government and International Relations Department Chair
Human rights • Human rights and the media • Transitional justice • Gender and human rights • International relations

MaryAnne Borrelli, Professor of Government

MaryAnne Borrelli, Professor of Government  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
United States politics and government • Gender and United States politics • The Presidency • Congress

Joan C. Chrisler, Class of '43 Professor of Psychology

Joan C. Chrisler, Class of '43 Professor of Psychology  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
Health psychology and psychology of women • Women's health • Menstruation and menopause • Weight and eating disorders • Coping with chronic illness

Amy Dooling, Associate Professor of Chinese

Amy Dooling, Associate Professor of Chinese
Modern and Contemporary Chinese fiction and drama • Chinese women's writing • History of the women's movement and feminism in China • Translation

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History
Nineteenth-century United States history • African-American Studies • History of medicine and public health

Deborah Eastman, Associate Professor of Biology

Deborah Eastman, Associate Professor of Biology
Developmental biology • Molecular biology • Genetics • Microbiology

Jennifer Fredricks, Professor of Human Development, Director of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

Jennifer Fredricks, Professor of Human Development, Director of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
Human development • Adolescence • Child and family policy • Social policy • Educational psychology

Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity

Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity
Latin American and Caribbean history • The history of race and ethnicity • African diaspora and Afro-Latin America • Peru and the Andes

Sandy Grande, Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Education Department

Sandy Grande, Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Education Department
Native American/Indigenous education • Critical Indigenous theory

Lindsey B. Harlan, Professor of Religious Studies

Lindsey B. Harlan, Professor of Religious Studies  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
History of religions • Hinduism • Religion and gender • Heroic traditions • Religion in Trinidad

Heidi Henderson, Associate Professor of Dance

Heidi Henderson, Associate Professor of Dance
Modern technique • Choreography • Improvisation • Anatomy • Dance writing

Aida Heredia, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Aida Heredia, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Latin American literature and culture • Caribbean literature and culture • Critical theory

Andrea D. Lanoux, Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, Chair of Slavic Studies Department

Andrea D. Lanoux, Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, Chair of Slavic Studies Department
Russian and Polish languages and literatures • Gender studies in Slavic cultures • Nationhood and nationalism studies • Literary canon formation • Post-Soviet children's literature

Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center

Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center
The history of sexuality • Early American history • Social justice movements

Nina K. Martin, Associate Professor of Film Studies, Director of the Film Studies Program

Nina K. Martin, Associate Professor of Film Studies, Director of the Film Studies Program
Feminist film and cultural studies • The impact of film and TV on feminist discourses

Spencer Pack, Professor of Economics

Spencer Pack, Professor of Economics
Libertarian and anarchist economic thought • History of economic thought/economic history • Contemporary economic issues • Adam Smith and laissez faire economics • Marxian economics

Kristin Pfefferkorn, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Kristin Pfefferkorn, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy of art and architecture • Philosophy of film • Feminist philosophy • 19th and 20th-century continental philosophy • German Romanticism

Michael R. Reder, Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

Michael R. Reder, Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning
Faculty Teaching and Learning Programs at Small Liberal Arts Colleges • Contemporary recent English and postcolonial fiction and theory • Salman Rushsie • Teaching of writing and tutoring • Professional preparation and politics in the profession

Julie Rivkin, Professor of English

Julie Rivkin, Professor of English
American literature • Gender studies and contemporary literature • Literary theory • Henry James

Paola Sica, Associate Professor of Italian, Chair of the Italian Studies Department 2014-2015

Paola Sica, Associate Professor of Italian, Chair of the Italian Studies Department 2014-2015
Italian culture in comparative context (especially literary and visual representations from late 19th century through the contemporary era, with emphasis on modernism and avant garde) • Gender studies • Critical theory • Translation and transculturation • Language pedagogy

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program
Rural radicalism, domestic terrorism • Social, cultural and political history of the United States, 1877 to present, including the American West • Rural America • The Great Depression and the New Deal

Sufia Uddin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Sufia Uddin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Islamic studies • Religion in South Asia • Women and religion

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History
American architecture • Gender issues in architecture • Vernacular architecture and cultural landscape studies • Spaces of childhood • Library architecture

Jennifer Bonnano, Office Assistant/Manager

Retired Faculty

Candace Howes, Barbara Hogate Ferrin'43 Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department

Candace Howes, Barbara Hogate Ferrin'43 Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department
Labor economics • Low-wage workers • Care work • Long-term care

Ariella R. Rotramel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

Ariella R. Rotramel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Gender and women's studies • Queer and sexuality studies • Social movements • Ethnic studies • Women's leadership • Gender and work

Mab Segrest, Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

Mab Segrest, Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Women's studies • Social movements • Sexuality studies • Critical race theory/"Whiteness" • Creative non-fiction

Shubhra Sharma, Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies

Shubhra Sharma, Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies
Ethics of development • Globalization and policy-making in South Asia • Transnationalism and policy making • Feminist social research methods/ethnography • Governance and NGO's • Microlending • Colonialism and education

In Memoriam

Jane W. Torrey

GWS Contact Information:


Candace Howes
Department Chair
chow@conncoll.edu
Phone: 860-439-5447
Fax: 860-439-5332


Jenny Bonnano
Administrative Assistant
jbonnano@conncoll.edu
Phone: 860-439-2032
Fax: 860-439-5289

Department of Gender & Women's Studies
Connecticut College
Box 5266
740 Williams Street
New London, CT 06320