WGSS Faculty

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Benita Roth

Director, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS); Vice President for Academics, Binghamton Chapter, United University Professions (UUP); Professor

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; United University Professions (UUP); Sociology

Research Interests

  • Feminist Intersectional Studies
  • Social Protest in the Postwar United States
  • The Politics of Health Activism
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Sean G. Massey

Associate Professor

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Research Interests

  • Sexuality and Gender
  • Anti-Homosexual Prejudice
  • Racial Bias in Education and Law Enforcement Contexts
  • Relationship Between Social Science and Social Change
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Dara J. Silberstein

Associate Research Professor of WGSS

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Research Interests

  • U.S. women’s labor history with a focus on the effects of public policies and laws on women’s status.

Teaching Interests

  • A Legal History of Sexuality in the United States
  • Women and the Law
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Feminism and Activism
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Lakshmi D. Bulathsinghala

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Theatre; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Research Interests

  • Drama and Theatre in Asia
  • Theatre Studies in Sri Lanka
  • South Asian Culture and Society
  • Women, Gender, and, Sexuality in South Asia
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Affiliated Faculty

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Jeffner M. Allen

Professor of Philosophy/Africana Studies; Professor of Philosophy/Africana Studies

Africana Studies; Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Cultural Imaginaries and Representation
  • Trans-Genre Writing
  • Feminist and Lesbian Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Diasporic Literatures
  • Water and Environmental Studies
  • Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Multi-Platform Works
  • 20th and 21st Century European Philosophy
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A. Serdar Atav, PhD

Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Opioid use and misuse
  • Medicaid
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Health applications of system dynamics modeling

Teaching Interests

  • Health policy
  • Global health
  • Research methods
  • Applied statistics
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Moulay Ali Bouanani

Lecturer

Africana Studies

Research Interests

  • Arabic Culture and Language
  • North African Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Islamic Studies
  • Medieval Western Mediterranean Studies

Teaching Interests

  • Arabic Culture and Language
  • Islam in Africa and the Mediterranean
  • North African Youth Culture
  • M. Eastern and North African Literature
  • Orientalism
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Sharon A. Bryant, PhD

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Decker College; Co-Director; Associate Director; Associate Professor, Master of Public Health (MPH) Program; Co-Principal Investigator

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP); Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity (HTC); Public Health; Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS)

Research Interests

  • Health promotion and disease prevention behaviors of underrepresented populations
  • Intimate partner violence among college students

Teaching Interests

  • Health disparities and vulnerable populations
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Juanita Díaz-Cotto

Affiliated Faculty, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Latin American and Caribbean Areas Studies Program; Professor, Sociology

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program; Sociology

Research Interests

  • Criminal Justice/Penal Institutions
  • Gender/Sexuality
  • Latinas and Other People of Color in the U.S.
  • Latin American and Caribbean History
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Gladys M. Jiménez-Muñoz

Associate Professor, Chair

Sociology

Research Interests

  • U.S. Women’s History
  • Latinas/os in the U.S.
  • Puerto Rican Women’s History
  • Feminist Theories
  • Cultural Studies
  • Critique of Coloniality
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Matthew D. Johnson

Professor and Director of Clinical Training

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Changes in marriages and family functioning
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Psychological science impacting public policy

Teaching Interests

  • Intimate Relationships
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Statistics and Research Design

Clinical Interests

  • Private practice
  • Clinical supervisor
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Sonja M. Kim

Associate Professor

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Korea and Comparative East Asia
  • Medicine
  • Health
  • Gender
  • Race and Class
  • Education and Welfare

Teaching Interests

  • Korean and East Asian History
  • Gender; Migration; Race; Nation and Empire
  • History of Medicine; Science and Technology
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Katherine Martineau

Assistant Professor

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Contemporary India
  • Colonial South Asia
  • Semiotic Processes of Social Life (Language and Media Practice)
  • Free Speech in Cultural and Historical Perspective
  • The Global Circulation of Asian Religions
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Kinship
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Monika Mehta

Associate Professor; TRIP Courtesy Title

English, General Literature and Rhetoric; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Globalization
  • Diaspora and Cultural Production
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • New Media & Film Studies
  • Theories of Nation-State
  • Contemporary Critical Theory
  • Feminist and Sexuality Studies
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Alexandra Moore

Director; Professor

Kaschak Institute, Social Justice; Human Rights Institute; English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Human Rights in Literature and Visual Culture
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Feminist Theory

Teaching Interests

  • Human Rights in Literature and Visual Culture
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Rosmarie T. Morewedge

Associate Professor

German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Pre-Courtly Medieval German Minstrel Epic
  • Fairy Tales
  • Folklore, Narratology
  • Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy

Teaching Interests

  • Intermediate and Advanced German
  • Poetry and Society
  • Narration in the Middle Ages
  • Fairy Tales of Cognitive and Social Development by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm
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Nkiru Nzegwu

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Professor Extraordinarius, Transdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies, Univ of South Africa

Africana Studies

Research Interests

  • Feminist philosophy
  • African philosophy
  • African women studies
  • African and African Diaspora art and aesthetics

Teaching Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence and Racism
  • Race, Philosophy & the Law
  • African Intellectual Traditions
  • African Art and Aesthetics
  • African Women and Feminism
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Birgit Brander Rasmussen

Associate Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Native American literatures, media, genres, and literacies
  • Race, Writing, Coloniality
  • Early American Studies
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Indigenous Feminisms
  • Decolonization
  • Archival Research

Teaching Interests

  • Native American Literature and Media
  • Early American Literature
  • Multiethnic American Literatures
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies: Race, Gender, Indigeneity, Migration
  • Colonialism, Imperialism, Decolonization
  • Latinx Literature
  • American Captivity Narratives
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Andrew Scholtz

Associate Professor

Middle Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Research Interests

  • The Passions 一 Especially Desire and Envy 一 in the Ancient Mediterranean World
  • The Social Psychology of Greek Rhetoric
  • Intersections of Ancient Greek & Roman Sexuality, Ideology, Politics and Literature
  • Literary Theory
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Pamela G. Smart

Associate Professor, Chair

Art History

Research Interests

  • Anthropology of Artworlds
  • Museums
  • Critical Aesthetics
  • Affective Modalities of Experience

Teaching Interests

  • Museum Studies
  • Aesthetic Theory
  • Artworlds
  • Materials and Materiality
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Dana E. Stewart

Associate Professor; Collegiate Professor of Mountainview

Romance Languages and Literatures; Residential Life

Research Interests

  • Dante
  • Early Italian Lyric Poetry
  • Medieval French Love Literature
  • History of Science

Teaching Interests

  • Italian Literature of the Middle Ages
  • Renaissance, Including Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Humanism and Medieval Science and Magic
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Susan Strehle

Distinguished Service Professor; Director of Graduate Studies in English

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • American Literature
  • Women Writers
  • Contemporary Fiction American and Global
  • Nation in Literature
  • Diaspora Citizenship and Belonging
  • Postcolonial Theory and Literature
  • Feminism
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Lisa C. Tessman

Professor

Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Virtue Ethics and Feminist Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Social and Political Philosophy

Teaching Interests

  • Moral Failure
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Feminist Theory
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Leo Wilton

Professor

CCPA Human Development

Research Interests

  • Health disparities and inequities (HIV and AIDS prevention)
  • Black psychological development and mental health
  • Integrative community-based research
  • Mixed- and multi-methods research
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Lisa T. Yun

Associate Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric; Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Freedom; Slavery; Human Rights
  • Testimony and Testimonial
  • Cross-racial Liberatory Movements
  • Immigrant Narratives

Teaching Interests

  • Afro Asian Connections
  • Asians of the Americas
  • Race and Nation
  • Immigrant Lives
  • Community Engagement
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