GWSS Faculty

Sarah Buchanan

Associate Professor
French Discipline coordinator, 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Francophone Studies
West African Cinema and Literature
Maghrebian Cinema and Literature
Caribbean Literature
French Cinema
Sarah Buchanan
Campus Location: 

Camden 211

Phone: 
+1 3205896292

Julia Dabbs

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
A.M.L.S., University of Michigan
B.A., University of Michigan

Expertise

Women Artists of the Early Modern Period (1500–1800)
17th C. French Sculpture and Art Theory
Julia Dabbs
Campus Location: 

HFA 5

Phone: 
+1 3205896232

Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
B.A., University of Washington

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Medieval History
Early Modern Europe
Religious and Cultural History
Gender Studies
Jennifer Deane
Campus Location: 

Camden 112

Phone: 
+1 3205896186

Julie Eckerle

Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Expertise

Early Modern British Literature
Women’s Writing and Representations of Gender in Literature
Early Modern Life Writing
Julie Eckerle
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896262

Pieranna Garavaso

Professor
Chair of the Humanities Division
Ph.D., University of Nebraska
M.A., University of Padova (Italy)
B.A., University of Padova (Italy)

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
Epistemology
Frege
Analytic Feminism
Pieranna Garavaso
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896251

Elliot James

Assistant Professor
ABD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., Carleton College

Expertise

African History
Southern Africa
History of Technology
Gender and Sexuality
Postcolonial Studies
Public History
Elliot James
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 320 589 6181

Michael Lackey

Professor
Coordinator of African and Black American Studies
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Awards

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professorship

  • UMM Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

Twentieth-century Intellectual History
God and Religion in Literature
Atheism
Michael Lackey
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896263

Brook Miller

Professor
English Discipline Coordinator
Ph.D., Indiana University

Expertise

Modern and Contemporary British Literature
Critical Theory
Transnational and Global Approaches to Literature
Cognitive Approaches to Literature
Brook Miller
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205856260

Cristina Ortiz

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa
B.A., Central College

Expertise

Latina/o experiences in the U.S.
Rural life and communities in the U.S. Midwest
Immigration, Transnationalism, Globalization
Race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, and religion as components of identity
Cristina Ortiz
Campus Location: 

Imholte 205

Phone: 
+1 3205896194

Jennifer Rothchild

Associate Professor
Coordinator of the Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Program
Ph.D., American University
M.A., Georgia State University
B.A., Miami University

Expertise

Gender and Development
Qualitative Methodology
Systems of Inequality
Childhood Studies
South Asian Studies
Jennifer Rothchild
Campus Location: 

Imholte 116A

Phone: 
+1 3205896279

Tisha Turk

Associate Professor
Writing Center Director
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Expertise

Fan Studies
Composition Studies
Digital Literacies and New Media
Writing Centers and Peer Tutoring
Narrative Theory
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Tisha Turk
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896261