Grace M. Armstrong (Bryn Mawr French) introduced courses on medieval and early modern women writers in the French Department and in Comparative Literature with 302: "Le Printemps de la parole feminine," which she has taught many times. In addition, she teaches a 200-level survey course of French medieval literature (201: "le Chevalier, la dame, et le prêtre") which underlines the importance of gender among the readers of the texts studied. Her recent feminist publications include entries and medieval introduction in the Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature, "Gender Benders" in Women in French, and "Engendering the Text: Marie de France and Dhuoda," in Festschrift for Karl D.Uitti (Rodopi), 1999.
Linda Susan Beard (Bryn Mawr English and Africana Studies), who is interested in what happens to South African and African American women, has been at work on a manuscript entitled "Oaks of Justice, Terebinths of Victory: Black Women Writers and the Burden of Prophecy."
Israel Burshatin (Haverford Spanish and Comparative Literature) has written on the knotting of race, sexualities, and gender in medieval early modern Spain. His current project is concerned with the life of Eleno de Cespedes, a brown-skinned surgeon who in 1587 was prosecuted by the Toledo Inquisition because, according to the prosecution, as a woman she married another. Eleno's legal defense gives the only complete record of his/her life-story. In it s/he argues that s/he was in fact a hermaphrodite at the time of their wedding. Eleno's life story is one of the texts studied in Spanish 334b, Gender Dissidence in Hispanic Writing, which Professor Burshatin regularly teaches.
Linda Caruso-Haviland (Bryn Mawr Arts) is most interested in the relationship of bodiedness, female bodiedness in particular, to woman's status or description as an ontological entity and epistemic subject (that is, to being and knowing). She tries to do this primarily through a study of dance, but is happy to work with anyone interested in the intersections of gender and embodiment.
Kimberly White Cassidy (Bryn Mawr Psychology) is a developmental psychologiest with a focus on cognition. Currently her research projects include: Name Phonology and the Activation of Gender Stereotypes.
Anne Dalke (Bryn Mawr English) is on leave for Fall '06. She is the past co-ordinator for the Program in Gender and Sexuality at Bryn Mawr. She has published two collections of teaching stories: Teaching to Learn/Learning to Teach: Meditations on the Classroom (Peter Lang 2002) and Minding the Light: Essays in Friendly Pedagogy (Peter Lang 2004). Her research interests include emergent pedagogies, feminist theory and narrative traditions, revisionary work in the canon of American literatures, and the intersections between science and literature. She is particularly interested in expanding the parameters of literary study, and is engaged in a number of interdisciplinary ventures both on campus and in the region, including praxis classes and an initiative on Women, Gender and Culture.
Doug Davis (Haverford Psychology) writes and teaches about psychoanalytic theories of gender and identity and has studied personality development in Morocco. His Psychology of Adolescence course treats gender and sexuality as important parts of socialization and identity.
Susan Schaefer Davis (Anthropologist who lives at Haverford) has worked and published in the areas of gender and adolescence in Morocco. She has taught at Rutgers, Trenton State and Haverford, and currently works as a consultant on international developmentprograms, especially those involving women (girls'education, participation and potable water, NGOs, income-generation). She is available for advising students.
Kaye Edwards (Haverford General Programs, Haverford Coordinator of the Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies 2010-2011) teaches "Women, Medicine and Biology," which examines how biological science describes women's bodies and behavior, and how the medical profession responds to women's health concerns. In addition, her course "Issues in Public Health" provides opportunities for concentrators to study the epidemiology of diseases affecting women and to explore the cultural factors that influence research and health care delivery. She also is the coordinator for Haverford's Center for Peace & Global Citizenship.
Andrew Friedman (Haverford History) researches how intimacy, gendered relationships and forms of domesticity serve as terrain for the expression and implementation of U.S. empire within the United States and abroad in various sites of U.S. geopolitical endeavor, joining the country’s
so-called foreign affairs with its most seemingly private moments. He teaches classes about space, U.S. power and the material history of different ways of being embodied in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Maris Gillette (Haverford Anthropology) teaches the Anthropology of Gender, Women and Power in Comparative Perspective, and the Anthropology of China (which looks at women's roles in China's modernization). She conducted most of her fieldwork in a neighborhood of Chinese-speaking Muslims in a major urban center in northwest China, and has also worked in urban Hong Kong. Some of the gender-related topics she studies are women's memories, veiling practices, women's sense of home, and the gendered use of commodities.
Hank Glassman (East Asian Studies, Haverford) studies the religious cultures of Japan. His main focus is on Buddhist notions of gender and sexuality, and he is currently working on a book on the cult of the bodhisattva Jizô. This book takes an iconological approach to the study of Jizô as he was represented to communities of clerics, warriors, and women. Gender is a significant part of most of the courses Hank teaches, and periodically he offers a class on "Gender and Religion in Premodern Japanese Literature." In the future, he plans to teach a course entitled, "Writing the Self in Japan," which will focus primarily on women's autobiography.
Lisa Graham (Haverford History) specializes in eighteenth-century French political and cultural history. Her book, If the King Only Knew: Seditious Speech in the Reign of Louis XV, was published May 2000 by the University Press of Virginia. She is currently working on the figure of the royal mistress in 18th century France and changing attitudes toward women, the erotic, and power in the Age of Enlightenment. Her interests thus moving toward the intersection of gender and power in politics. She is also interested in popular culture and popular politics. Most of her courses include gender as a category for historical inquiry as well as questions about masculinity, femininity sexuality. She teaches History 229: Gender and Power in Early Modern Europe when she returns in Fall 2003.
Laurie Kain Hart (Haverford Anthropology)Stinnes Professor of Global Studies, teaches anthropology at Haverford. She has written on women’s popular religious practice in Greece and on ethnicity and ethnic conflict, and has recently co-edited a book (in Greek) on conflicts among women. She teaches an Introduction to the Anthropology of Gender, and courses on the Mediterranean that explore gender theory. Her current work focuses on architecture and space, with a focus on the eastern Mediterranean, the decline of empire and the rise of nationalism, and the aftermath of civil wars.
Jane Hedley (Bryn Mawr English) offers courses which have a strong component of gender studies and feminist analysis. "Contemporary Women Poets" and "Renaissance Literature: Performances of Gender" are courses she regularly offers whose primary focus is the relationship between women's literary production and their lived experience of gender and gender relations. She is currently writing a book about Women's Poetry and Feminist Poetics since 1950.
Gail Hemmeter (Bryn Mawr English) directs Writing Support Services and the Writing Center. In the fall, she teaches a section of the College Seminar cluster entitled "Questions of Gender/Engendering Questions."
Tracey M. Hucks, (Haverford Religion) recently completed her Ph.D. in religion at Harvard University. Her dissertation focused on the history of Yoruba religion in the United States from 1960 to the present.
David Karen (Bryn Mawr Sociology) does research in the areas of power and politics, education, sports, and social inequality, especially as they relate to race/ethnicity, class, and gender divisions. He teaches in these areas as well.
Christine Koggel (Bryn Mawr Philosophy) brings a commitment to feminist theory to her main research interests in moral theory, applied ethics, and social and political theory. In addition to the Feminist Theory courses, 252 and 352, she regularly offers other courses of interest to Gender Studies concentrators in Gender and Sexuality. These include Ethics, Equality Theory, and Development Ethics. She is the author of Perspectives on Equality: Constructing a Relational Theory (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998), co-editor of the fourth edition of Contemporary Moral Issues (McGraw-Hill, 1997), and editor of Moral Issues in Global Perspective (Broadview Press, 1999).
Naomi Koltun-Fromm (Haverford Religion) offers a course on Women and Judaism. Her fields of interest include Ancient Judaism, Early Christianity and Jewish-Christian Polemics.
Jim Krippner-Martinez (Haverford History).
Anne McGuire (Haverford Religion) teaches Religion 221, Women and Gender in Early Christianity. Her areas of interest include feminist interpretation of religious texts and the roles of women and gender in the religions of late antiquity, especially early Christianity and Gnosticism.
Maud McInerney (Haverford English) published Hildegard of Bingen: A Book of Essays in 1998; she is at work on a book (forthcoming from Palgrave/St Martins) on medieval saints' lives and what they meant to real women and men. Several of her recent articles deal with constructions of masculinity in the middle ages. She regularly teaches a course on Sex and Gender in the Middle Ages which deals with topics from clerical misogyny to courtly love to transvestite saints to holy anorexia.
Gridley McKim-Smith (Bryn Mawr History of Art) works on issues involving the body, and she also relates the human body to the physical "body" of painting, sculpture, etc. She has done research on the gender interpretation of phenomena like vandalism, and she periodically co-teaches a course on gender and power in literature and art with Professor Maria Cristiana Quintero. She is currently working on consumer culture and costume.
Graciela Michelotti (Haverford Spanish) is interested in the historical female subject in Latin America and its depiction in literature and popular culture. She uses feminist theory to explore the question of ownership, manipulation and mythical presence of the female subject in works that feature representations of Latin American female figures. Her classes and research focus on connections betweenliterature and history, particularly of the twentieth century; on women as historical subjects in Latin America; on women and film (actresses and directors), and on women writers.
Imke Meyer (Bryn Mawr German) offers a variety of courses on German and European literary and intellectual history, women writers, feminist theory, film, and urban and cultural history. Before joining Bryn Mawr, she taught in the Women's Studies Program and in the German Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on 19th-and 20th-century German and Austrian literature.
Rajeswari Mohan (Haverford English) works on the sexual politics of British modernism, the gender implications of British imperial culture, postcolonial women writers, third world feminisms, and feminist theory.
Mary Osirim (Bryn Mawr Sociology) has teaching and research interests focused on women and development, most especially in western and southern Africa and the English-speaking Caribbean. She has conducted extensive field work on women and micro-entrepreneurship in urban southwestern Nigeria and Zimbabwe, is writing a book on women and African entrepreneurship, and also teaches courses on women, work and family in the U.S.
Anne Preston (Haverford Economics) is a labor economist whose research interests currently involve women's careers in science and engineering fields with attention to comparisons of the differing labor market outcomes of male and female scientists and engineers. She has also studied the labor market of nonprofit organizations and the important role that women play in these labor markets. Prof. Preston teaches courses on Women in the Labor Market and on the Economics of the Nonprofit Sector.
Maria Cristina Quintero (Bryn Mawr Spanish) teaches and researches various aspects of 16th and 17th-century Spanish literature related to gender, the representation of women, and women authors. She regularly offers Spanish 309: "La Representacion de la Mujer en la Literatura Espanola del Siglo de Oro" ("The Representation of Women in Spanish Golden Age Literature").
Roberta Ricci's (Italian, Bryn Mawr) scholarly interests concern mostly philological issues connected
with paratextuality, commentary, reception, readership, authorship, in
reference to the manuscript tradition of early modern Italian
literature. Since her arrival on campus, Roberta Ricci has created four
new courses: ITAL 307 The Best of Italian Literature, ITAL 235 The
Italian Women's Movement (Cross-Listed with Gender and Sexuality), ITAL
299 Grief, Sexuality, Identity: Emerging Adulthood (Cross-Listed with
Gender and Sexuality), and ITAL 255 Uomini d'onore in Sicilia (see the
article on the Alumane Bulletin, August 2011, http://bulletin.brynmawr.edu/articles/on-course-uomini-d%E2%80%99onore/).
For her book, titled “Scrittura, riscrittura, autoesegesi: voci
autoriali intorno all’epica in volgare. Boccaccio, Tasso” --ETS Press,
Pisa, 2011, pp. 255-- Ricci has been awarded national grants (NEH,
Renaissance Society of America), as well as fellowships (Bogliasco
Foundation) and summer research grants from Bryn Mawr College (Faculty
Grant, Center for International Studies). Among her current projects are
a new manuscript on Florentine Humanism and “Teaching Primo Levi”,
forthcoming with the MLA Teaching Series (Spring 2012).
Katherine Rowe (Bryn Mawr English) teaches and writes about Medieval and Renaissance women writers, the history of the body, and the history of emotion, focusing on questions of gender and performance.
Bethel Saler (Haverford History) specializes in early American women's history (up to 1870), Native American history and in questions of state formation and comparative colonization. Her current research looks at the cultural process of early American state formation, focusing particularly on the late 18th and early 19th C. Upper Northwest and the involvement of Native and Metis peoples in that process. She teaches a course on the history of gender and American women up to the Civil War as well as courses on comparative"frontiers," and possibly the history of the American west.
Lisa Saltzman (Bryn Mawr History of Art) specializes in contemporary European and American art and theory. She offers courses on feminist art history as well as gender and identity in modern and contemporary art.
Bethany Schneider (Bryn Mawr English) specializes in American literatures in English, up to and including the 19th centuries, and in Native American and First Nations literatures. Her research and her classes regularly engage questions of gender and sexuality. Her courses include "Subjects and Citizens," "Literatures of American Expansionism," "Native American Literature" and "Sidekicking the American Canon."
Theresa Tensuan (Haverford English) teaches the Contemporary Women Writers and Asian American Literature courses for the English Department at Haverford. The focus of her research has been on autobiography and writing by women writers of color in the United States; her new projects include a study of how idiomatic uses of language reflect transformations in cultural narratives of America, and a piece focusing on contemporary narratives of spiritual conversion.
Anjali Thapar (Bryn Mawr Pyschology) is a cognitive psychologist. Her research interests include the study of the effects of aging on cognitive abilities, the study of human memory, and the study of gender differences in cognitive abilities.
Michael Tratner (Bryn Mawr English) specializes in twentieth-century British and post-colonial literatures and films. His researchfocuses on placing aesthetic works into political, economic and cultural contexts. In his teaching, he tries to demonstrate that bringing politics and literature together increases the entertainment and instruction to be derived from both.
Sharon Ullman (Bryn Mawr History and Coordinator of the Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies) teaches courses in the history of sexuality, radical social movements, and American popular culture; her new research project is on brainwashing and cultural anxiety in cold war America.
Amanda Weidman (Bryn Mawr Anthropology) does research on gender and musical performance in South Asia. Her course offerings in the anthropology department, Ethnography of South Asia, Language in the Social Context, and Cultures of Technology, all include gender as a major focus.
Kathleen Wright (Haverford Philosophy).
Christina Zwarg (Haverford English) has written articles on feminist concerns in writing by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain, Margaret Fuller and Julia Ward Howe. Her first book, Feminist Conversations: Fuller, Emerson and the Play of Reading documented Fuller's influence on the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson in an effort to break the radical segregation of male and female writers in U.S. literary history. Fuller's extraordinary and unorthodox range as a thinker led Zwarg to her next book project on trauma and the "long Reconstruction," reading the effects of the Civil War through the traumatic structure of belatedness (too early, too late). In particular she finds in the collision of emancipatory discourses of the 1840's (notably discourses about abolition, white women and freemen's sexual practice) an important template for understanding the literary "record" of events from 1880-1920. Her courses often explore those collisions through a variety of authors and themes from 1840-1920.