Associate Professor of English
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).
Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender and
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.
Assistant Professor of History and Political Science
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Professor Genetin-Pilawa studies the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in the development of United States colonialism. His research and classes focus on Native American and Indigenous Studies, Nineteenth-Century United States History, and Global Colonialism(s).
Caryn D. Riswold,
Associate Professor of Religion/Coordinator of Gender and
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.
Associate Professor of Modern Languages (German/French)
and Gender and Women's Studies
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.
Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women's