Graduate Bulletin


Faculty in Women’s Studies


Edna Acosta-Belen, Ph.D., Columbia University
Gender & development in Latin America & the Caribbean, global women’s studies

Judith E. Barlow, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
U.S. women playwrights; feminist critical theory and theater

Iris Berger, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Women & gender in Africa; comparative perspectives on women

Roberta M. Bernstein, Ph.D., Columbia University
Art history; iconography

Christine Bose, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Gender & development in Latin American; household technology

Judith Fetterley, Ph.D., Indiana University

Feminist theory; writing & feminist politics; lesbian & gay studies

Judith Johnson, B.A., Barnard College

Feminist fiction; poetry & poetics

Marjorie Pryse, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Feminist theory; writing & feminist politics; feminist pedagogy

Glenna Spitze, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Gender, family & aging; household labor

Associate Professors

Vivien W. Ng, Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Asian American studies; Chinese social history; lesbian & gay studies

Bonnie Spanier, Ph.D., Harvard University
Gender ideology & urban history; breast cancer research & activism

Assistant Professor

Maia Boswell, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Literary theory; feminist pedagogy; environmental justice

Janell Hobson, Ph.D., Emory University

Women in the African Diaspora; Postcolonial feminist theories; critical race theories; film and popular culture.

Senior Assistant Librarian

Deborah LaFond, M.L.I.S., University of California, Berkeley