Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies

Our Affiliate Faculty

NameTitle & Research Interests
Suzanne Bost Professor of English
PhD, Vanderbilt University
Research Interests: American literature; Latina/o studies; feminist theory; cultural studies
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Pamela Caughie Professor of English
PhD, University of Virginia
Research Interests: Modern literature, African-American literature and theory, postmodernism, feminist theory, women's studies, pedagogy
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Susana Cavallo Department Chair, Modern Languages and Literature
Professor, Spanish Language and Literature
PhD, The University of Chicago
Research Interests: 20th Century Peninsular Poetry, 20th Century Hispanic Prose, Latin American Poetry, Hispanic Women's Writing, Feminist Theory and Criticism, Translation
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Michael Dentato Associate Professor of Social Work
PhD, Loyola University Chicago
Research Interests: health and health disparities among sexual minority populations, impact of macro practice, interprofessional education, effective non-profit leadership and service provision for vulnerable communities
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Marilyn Dunn Associate Professor of Fine Arts & Art History
PhD, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Italian Renaissance, Baroque, issues of gender and art
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Anne Figert Associate Professor of Sociology
PhD, Indiana University
Research Interests: health, medicine, sociology of science, and gender
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Timothy J. Gilfoyle Professor of History
PhD, Columbia University
Research Interests: American urban and social history
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Anne Grauer Professor of Anthropology
PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Research Interests: human populations in medieval England, human populations derived from 19th centuries cemeteries in the US
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Marcia Hermansen Professor and Director of Islamic World Studies Program
PhD, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Islamic studies, theory and method in the study of religion, comparative religion, South Asian and Middle East studies, mysticism, women and gender, religion in America, critical theory, youth cultures, Islamic theology, interfaith dialogue
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Suzanne Kaufmann Associate Professor of History
PhD, Rutgers University
Research Interests: modern European social and cultural history, modern France, history of religion and popular culture, gender/women's history
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Jacqueline Long Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences
PhD, Columbia University
Research Interests: Late Antique history & literature; Roman history & literature; women and gender in the Classical world
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Marta Lundy Professor of Social Work
Research Interests: women in families and family violence, domestic violence, adult survivors of childhood abuse and non-offending parents in childhood sexual
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Harveen Mann Associate Professor of English
PhD, Purdue University
Research Interests: postcolonial studies; South Asian studies; third world feminism
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Michelle Nickerson Associate Professor of History
PhD, Yale University
Research Interests: U.S. Women’s and Gender History, 20th Century Political and Urban History, American Conservatism
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Tracy Pintchman Professor of Theology; Director, International Studies Program
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Hinduism, goddess traditions, Hindu women's rituals
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Susan Ross Professor of Theology
PhD, University of Chicago
Research Interests: feminist theology and ethics; theological anthropology
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Shweta Singh Associate Professor of Social Work
PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Research Interests: South East Asian women and the effect of experiences with racism, schooling and girls identity formation, constructing measures of women’s status, culture, policy, and law for women, use of social communication as a social work intervention strategy
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Loretta Stalans Professor of Criminal Justice
PhD, University of Illinois Chicago
Research Interests: domestic violence, sexual violence, criminal justice research methods, program evaluation, statistics, criminal laws and courts, restorative and retributive justice, and communication and conflict resolution
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Aana Vigen Associate Professor of Ethics
PhD, Union Theological Seminary
Research Interests: quality of, and access to, healthcare along with racial-ethnic and socio-economic disparities in healthcare
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Julie K. Ward Professor of Philosophy
PhD, University of California, San Diego
Research Interests: ancient philosophy, especially Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic philosophy, feminism
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Paula Wisotzki Associate Professor of Fine Arts
PhD, Northwestern University
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