sex selection practices, reproductive rights and population control, and race and gender. sex selection practices, reproductive rights and population control, and race and gender.
University at Albany

Women's Studies Faculty Listing

Core Faculty

Rajani Bhatia (Ph.D., University of Maryland)
Sex selection practices, reproductive rights and population control, race and gender.

Virginia Eubanks (Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Internship Director
Information technology and urban poverty in the United States; the relationship between public policy and feminist and anti-racist activism; collaborative research, design and educational approaches such as popular education and participatory action research.

Janell Hobson (Ph.D., Emory University) Graduate Director
Women in the African Diaspora, postcolonial feminist theories, critical race theories, film and popular culture.

Vivien W. Ng (Ph.D., University of Hawaii) Department Chair
Asian American studies; U.S. Women's History; U.S. Civil Rights History; transnational studies; film and popular culture; documentary film production.

Barbara Sutton (Ph.D., University of Oregon)
Globalization; body politics; women in Latin America; human rights; women's movements; global justice movements; intersections of systems of inequality (race, class, sexuality, nation); qualitative methods.
(On sabbatical leave 2013-2014)

Joint Faculty

Edna Acosta-Belén (Ph.D., Columbia University)
Gender and development in Latin America and the Caribbean; cultural studies; U.S. Latinas; global women's studies.

Iris Berger (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin)
Women and gender in Africa; comparative perspectives on women; women's history; labor history; South Africa.

Christine E. Bose (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University)
U.S. historical demography; gender and employment in Latin America; social stratification and the labor market; household technology.

Sarah R. Cohen (Ph.D., Yale University)
Representations of the body, gender, and gesture in early Modern European visual culture (1500-1800); animals in visual culture and natural philosophy in the early modern era.

Nancy Newman

Julie Novkov (J.D., New York University; Ph.D., University of Michigan)
Law, gender, race and constitutional/political development in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the United States.

Glenna Spitze (Ph.D., University of Illinois)
Gender, families and aging; household labor; intergenerational relations; work and family issues.

Affiliated Faculty (partial list)

Tamika L. Carey (English)
Angie Chung (Sociology)
Joanna Dreby (Sociology)
Rachel Dressler (Art History)
Mike Hill (English)
Lani V. Jones (Social Welfare)
Joanne M. Kaufman (Sociology)
Eric Keenaghan (English)
Deborah LaFond (University Libraries)
Karyn Loscocco (Sociology)
Andi Lyons (Theater)
Loretta Pyles (Social Welfare)
Judith Saidel (Public Administration & Policy)
Patricia de Santana Pinho (Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies)
Helene Scheck (English)
Torrey Shanks (Political Science)
Patricia Strach (Political Science & Public Administration)
Eszter Szalczer (Theater)
Katherine Trent (Sociology)

Retired Core Faculty

Bonnie Spanier (Ph.D., Harvard University)
Science and politics of breast cancer; women's health policy; feminist science studies; gender, race, class, sexuality, and ableness in the sciences; ideologies of difference in biology, particularly molecular biology.


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

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