Academics

Faculty in Gender and Women's Studies

Emily Adams
Visiting Assistant Professor of French
 
 
 
 
 
 
Devin Bryson
Assistant Professor of French
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beth Capo, Coordinator
Professor of English
217.245.3346 | bcapo@mail.ic.edu
 
Professor Capo studies the intersections of literature, gender, and social justice movements. She is committed to empowering students physically (by regularly teaching a self-defense course for women), artistically (by participating in and/or sponsoring expressive activism such as the Vagina Monologues and poetry slams), and intellectually (by offering challenging courses and supervising independent studies). 
 
Kelly Dagan
Professor of Sociology
217.245.3442 | kdagan@mail.ic.edu
 
Professor Dagan is committed to understanding issues of inequality and combating discrimination. She also stresses the need for active engagement in the larger world and is dedicated to educating her students about societal inequality through service-learning.
 
 
Jenny Barker-Devine
Associate Professor of History
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andrew Jones
Dean of Student Success
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caryn D. Riswold
Professor of Religion
217.245.3285 | criswold@mail.ic.edu
 
Professor Riswold writes feminist theology in the Lutheran tradition, and teaches courses that invite consideration of the intersection between religion and contemporary social issues. She works regularly with student groups devoted to service, leadership, and gender equality.
 
 
Nick Sciullo
Assistant Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies; Director of Debate & Forensics
 
My expertise lies in feminist jurisprudence, the black feminist tradition and French continental theory and feminism. I have published multiple articles on feminism including in the Whittier Law Review and Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. I have also spoken about gender, race and law in a number of different contexts including at the Ohio State University, West Virginia University College of Law and Dalton State College. To that end, I also frequently use intersectional analysis and the work of Butler, Crenshaw, Williams and Sandoval in my work and teaching.
 
Almut Spalding
Professor of Modern Languages - French and German and Gender and Women's Studies
217.245.3874 | aspaldi@mail.ic.edu  
 
Professor Spalding’s particular interest is looking at gender through the lens of another time (centuries before us) and place (outside the U.S.). Ultimately, her goal is to equip students to expand their horizons; to have the courage to think and step beyond the familiar; to recognize that human communities everywhere share more than what sets them apart; and to work toward justice and peace in a sustainable world.
 
Lisa Udel
Associate Professor of English
217.245.3284 | ludel@mail.ic.edu
 


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