Gender & Women's Studies

About Our Faculty & Staff

Dr. Carolina Alonso
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Gender & Women's Studies

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
Professor of Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies

Expertise

  • Gender and sexuality
  • Animals and society
  • Queer theory
  • Feminist theory
  • Social inequality and social justice
  • Feminist qualitative methodology
  • Social psychology

Education

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

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Dr. Keri Brandt is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Kathleen Fine-Dare
Professor of Anthropology &
Co-Coordinator and Professor for Gender & Women’s Studies

Expertise

  • Ethnographic Methods and Theory
  • The Inca and Other South American Civilizations
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality, and Race
  • Addressing Intimate Violence through Indigenous Feminist Thought
  • Histories of Amateur and Academic Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Museums and Global Heritage Studies
  • Native American Cultural Rights, NAGPRA, and Repatriation
  • Indigeneity, Urban Festivals, and Identity in South America
  • Anthropology of Spirituality and Materiality (e.g., Power of Masks)

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Anthropology, DePauw University 

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Kathleen Fine-Dare is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Emily Houghton
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Expertise 

  • Diversity issues in sports 
  • Sports hiring practices and leadership 
  • Media depictions of student-athletes 
  • Student-athlete medical care 
  • Athletic program social media campaigns 

Education 

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2013 
  • M.S., University of Illinois, Chicago, 2001 
  • B.A., Elmira College, 1997  

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Dr. Michael Martin
Chair & Professor of History and
Professor of Gender and Women’s 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. Anthony J. Nocella II
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Environmental Studies, Forensic Studies, and Teacher Education

Expertise

  • U.S. Criminal Justice 
  • Critical Terrorism
  • Critical Criminology
  • Transformative Justice
  • Youth Justice
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Disability Pedagogy
  • Eco-ability
  • Critical Animal Studies
  • Hip Hop Studies
  • Peace & Conflict Studies
  • School to Prison Pipeline
  • Anarchist Studies
  • Green Criminology
  • Social Justice
  • Inclusive Education
  • Gender & Women’s Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Science, Syracuse University, 2011
  • M.S., Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University, 2008
  • Graduate Certificate, International Conflict Management, Syracuse University, 2005
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University, 2005
  • M.A., Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, Fresno Pacific University, 2003
  • Graduate Certificate, Mediation, Fresno Pacific University, 2002
  • B.A., Political Science, Pre-Law, and Public Administration, University of St. Thomas, 2000

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Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Cory Pillen
Assistant Professor of Art History

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. Cory Pillen is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady
Professor of Philosophy and Gender and Women’s 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. Sarah Roberts-Cady is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Amy Sellin
Chair & Associate Professor for Modern Languages and
Co-Coordinator & Associate Professor for Gender and Women's Studies

Expertise

  • Contemporary Spanish Culture and Literature
  • Gender and Aging in Hispanic Literature and Culture
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, Brown University
  • M.A., Hispanic Studies, Brown University
  • B.A., Spanish & Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

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Dr. Amy Sellin is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Natasha Tidwell
Assistant 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

Contact:

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Dr. Natasha Tidwell is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Our Staff

Laurel Baldwin Laurel Baldwin, Administrative Assistant
Education: BA Gender & Women's Studies, Fort Lewis College
Office: 273 Center of Southwest Studies (CSWS)
Phone: 970-382-6923
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Emeritus Faculty

Marcy Jung, Associate Professor Emerita
AAUW Liaison to GWS Program