Faculty Spotlight

  • Melissa Rae Goodnight is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and LAS Global Studies at UIUC. She studies issues of validity, representation, equity, and social justice in the use of different methodologies and theories (e.g., feminist, critical race, and culturally...
  • Professor Emily E. LB. Twarog from the Department of Labor and Employment Relations was recently named a Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Campus Fellow for 2021-2022 for “Hands Off: A History of Sexual Harassment Resistance in the US Service Industry, 1936-2020”....
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Charles Fogelman, will be presenting on April 14th with the Center for African Studies titled, “CAS: Developing African Landscapes: The Development Industry and Environmental Change in Southern Africa” ...
  • Magdalena Novoa is an assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Originally from Chile, her engaged scholarship focuses on the intersections of historic preservation and social justice, the politics of cultural heritage...
  • New Faculty Affiliate, Nic Flores, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies.  Nic will present at the upcoming WGGP Panel on Gender and Health taking place on April 2nd. Click here to register...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Rachel Garthe is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work.  She will be presenting on April 2nd on “Victimization, Mental Health and Suicidal Ideation among Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth” as part of the WGGP Panel on Gender and Health....
  • Faculty Affiliate, Ryan Wade, is an Assistant Professor the School of Social Work.  He will be presenting on March 24th on “Racialized Sexual Discrimination and Psychological Wellbeing among Young Gay/Bisexual Black Mean (YCBBM)” as part of the WGGP Panel on Partner-Seeking, Relationships, and Well...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Rebecca Smith, will be one of the speakers for the upcoming International Women’s Day event on March 8th, starting at 3:30pm.  Professor Smith will talk about Alice Evans, the USDA microbiologist who proved the role of Brucella in causing brucellosis....
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Charles Fogelman, LAS Global Studies, will be a discussant for the upcoming WGGP Graduate Forum on Friday, March 5th from 1:00-4:00pm. Click here for full details on the WGGP Graduate Forum.
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Kate Clancy, recently talked with North Caroline Public Radio WUNC culture and equity in menstruation.  Click here to hear the interview. Professor Clancy also hosts the PERIOD...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Lesley Wexler, will be moderating the RBG Conversation with the filmmakers this Wednesday, Feb. 17th starting at 4pm.  Professor Wexler is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in the College of Law....
  • Dr. Brian G. Ogolsky is the Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Studies.  He examines how relational partners maintain healthy romantic relationships across the life course. His work has the potential to inform practitioners and...
  • To promote accountability in government, President-elect Biden ought to pursue “transitional justice” in the aftermath of the Trump presidency, said Colleen Murphy, the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law at Illinois and an expert in political reconciliation. Illinois News Bureau article ...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Rebecca Smith was a guest speaker for the CGS-WGGP panel titled "Syndemics: Theory & Application" (November 11, 2020). Rebecca is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Her...
  • Dr. Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo's research focuses on addressing mental health disparities in women and mothers, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and military populations. Her research approach builds on a framework focused on psychosocial, cultural, structural...
  • Dr. Felisa Vergara Reynolds is Assistant Professor of French for the Department of French and Italian at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Felisa primarily works on the legacy and impact of colonialism on literature in French, from the former colonies. In particular,...
  • Dr. Ryan Wade is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. Professor Wade's work includes a broad focus on social determinants of health, structural and community-level racism, the racial patterning of sexual/social networks within LGBTQ communities, and health...
  • WGGP Affiliate, Angela Williams, has published a book titled Hip Hop Harem: Women, Rap, and Presentation in the Middle East (2020). For more information about Angela's book, click here.  
  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Barbara Yates! This week we remember and celebrate Dr. Barbara A. Yates, WGGP Founding Director, whose birthday is this Wednesday, October 14th. To learn more about Dr. Barbara Yates and her fellowship history,...
  • Longtime WGGP supporter and Faculty Affiliate, Dr. Hadi Esfahani, will retire from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after 34 years. We thank him for his support of WGGP over the years and wish him the best in the future. CSAMES will host a virtual reception on Friday...
  • What is your job? I am an associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This coming year 2020-2021 I will also be the acting director of the Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program. What do you do? What are the duties/functions/...
  • Dr. Colleen Murphy has been named the Roger & Stephany Joslin Professor in the College of Law.
  • Dr. Ghassan Moussawi has new publication, "Disruptive Situations: Fractal Orientatlism and Queer Strategies in Beirut".  More information is available at Template University Press http://tupress.temple.edu/book/20000000009954
  • Dr. Kathryn Anthony received the Chicago Women in Architecture Lifetime Achievement Award.  More information available at https://cwarch.org/cwa-foundation/cwaf-lifetime-achievement-award-2020/
  • Dr. Denise Loyd has been named the new associate dean for equity in the Gies College of Business. More information available at https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/news/2020/08/18/gies-business-...