Dr. Carolina Alonso
Assistant Professor of Borders & Languages, Sociology & Human Services, and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. Latina/o Literature
  • Chicana/o Studies
  • Women’s and Gender studies
  • Spanish for Second Language Learners 
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Education

  • Ph.D., Spanish, with subspecialties in US Latino and Latin American Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Houston, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Houston, 2014
  • M.A., Spanish Latin American Literature, University of Texas-Pan American, 2009
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Texas-Pan American, 2007

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Dr. Keri Brandt Off
Chair and Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise

  • Human animal studies
  • Feminist/queer studies
  • Social theory
  • Agriculture and Regenerative Food Systems

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2005
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1995

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Dr. Deanne Grant
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Native American & Indigenous Studies

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma

Areas of expertise

  • Indigenous feminisms
  • Women of color feminisms
  • Indigenous sexual decolonization

Education

  • Ph.D. Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2019
  • Certificate in College Teaching, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 2018
  • M.A. Indigenous Governance, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2012
  • M.A. International Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2007
  • B.A. International Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 2004

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Dr. Kathryn Gray
Adjunct Instructor of Gender & Sexuality Studies and Political Science

Expertise:

  • Gender and politics
  • Immigration, refugee, and asylum politics in the US context
  • Race, gender, and US political institutions
  • Gendered violence
  • Feminist theory

Education:

  • PhD, Political Science, University of Oregon, 2015
  • MA, Political Science, University of Colorado, Denver, 2008
  • BA, Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005

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Dr. Michael Martin
Professor of History and
Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise

  • History of early medieval preaching and sermons
  • History of the church and the Middle Ages
  • Medieval history
  • Early medieval Ireland
  • Early medieval Irish biblical commentary texts
  • Gender and queer studies

Education

  • Ph.D., History, Western Michigan University, 2005
  • M.A., Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1996
  • B.A., English, University of Iowa, 1989

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Dr. Cory Pillen
Associate Professor of Art History and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise  

  • 19th- and 20th-century U.S. Visual Culture  
  • Gender Studies
  • Graphic Design History
  • Environmental History

Education 

  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013 
  • M.A., Art History, 19th- and 20th-Century U.S. Visual Culture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005 
  • B.A., Integrated Studies (Arts Administration), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994 

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Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady
Department Chair and Professor of Philosophy and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise

  • Critical thinking about ethics
  • Political philosophy
  • Theories of justice
  • Medical ethics

Education

  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2000
  • B.A., Linfield College, 1994

2017 Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Marnie Thomson
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Areas of interest

  • Migration and borders
  • Human rights and humanitarianism
  • War and conflict
  • Displacement and refugee camps
  • Sovereignty and governance
  • Anthropology of gender
  • Sexual and gendered violence
  • Memory and narrative
  • Public anthropology
  • Multi-sited ethnography (Tanzania, DRC, Kenya, Switzerland, US)

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado, 2016
  • M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2006
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004

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Dr. Natasha Tidwell
Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise:

  • Attraction
  • Psychology of gender
  • Relationships
  • Sexism
  • Sexuality
  • Social psychology

Education:

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Texas A&M University, 2014
  • B.A., Psychology, Lamar University, 2008

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Kathleen Fine-Dare, Ph.D., Professor Emerita
of Anthropology and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Amy Sellin, Ph.D., Professor Emerita
of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Marcy Jung, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emerita of Exercise Science and GSS;
currently AAUW-Durango President