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 Mary Jo Bona
 Professor 
 PhD, English, UW-Madison 
 Research Interests:  Feminist theories and literatures;   feminist and queer narrative theories; multi-   ethnic American literary cultures; Italian   American/Italian diasporic literary and cultural studies;   diaspora/migration/critical race theories.
 
 
 
 
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 Ritch Calvin
 Associate Professor  
 PhD, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook
 Research Interests: feminist theory, Latina literature   and  culture,  Latina feminisms, feminist science   fiction, reproductive  technologies.

 

 
   
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 Lisa Diedrich
 Professor and Chair of WGSS
 PhD, WGSS, Emory University 
 Research Interests: critical medical studies, disability   studies, feminist theories, interdisciplinary methods. 
 
 
 
 
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Victoria Hesford
Associate Professor & Director of Grad Studies
PhD, American Studies, Emory University
 Research Interests: gender, sexuality, queer   and feminist theory,  U.S. queer and feminist   history, popular and mass culture in the  postwar era, and critical theory. 
 
 
 
 
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 Nancy Hiemstra
 Associate Professor
 Director of Undergraduate Studies
 PhD, Geography, Syracuse University
 Research Interests: global migration, immigration   enforcement practices, detention and deportation,   homeland  security, borders, gender, race, Latin   America, feminist  epistemology and methodologies
 
 
 
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Cristina Khan
Lecturer
PhD, Sociology, University of Connecticut
Research Interests:  feminist methodologies, sexualities, race/ethnic studies, body/embodiment, Latina/o/x studies, qualitative methods, sex work, and women of color feminisms
 
 
 
 
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 Liz Montegary
 Associate Professor
 PhD, Cultural Studies, UC Davis
 Research interests: feminist and queer theory;   transnational American studies; LGBT/queer activism;   travel, tourism, and  mobility studies; cultural studies   of   militarization. 
 
 
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 Francesca Spedalieri
 Assistant Professor
 PhD, Theater, The Ohio State University
 Research interests: Theatre studies; women directors,   playwrights, and performers; devising and new works;   Italian theatre and cultural studies; feminist and   gender   theory; translation/adaptation