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Affiliated Faculty

women's and gender studies program

Welcome New WGS Faculty

Jess R. Pfeffer is joining the BC WGS Program in the Spring 2018 semester. She will be teaching Introduction to Feminisms (Section 2, Mon/Wed @3pm). Jess has been teaching in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program over the last 4 years at both Suffolk University and Tufts University. She has her B.A. in English from University of Pennsylvania, M.A. in English and American Literature from NYU, and she in her last year of her PhD Program at Tufts University. She has taught "Introduction to Gender Studies," "Women, History, and Culture," as well as "Introduction to Queer Studies," and "Trans Lives" courses. 


Annalyssa Murphy joins the BC WGS Program in the Spring 2018. She will be teaching Introduction to Feminisms (Section 1, Tues/Thurs @ 4:30). She has an extensive education background including an NEH Fellowship at Oxford University and Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies from Clark University. She is an activist and an educator and has been teaching for nearly 20 years at many different colleges. Courses she has taught include "Feminist Theory," "Gender and Society," "Sociology of Gender," "Forgotten History of American Women of Color," among many others.


Carolyn Salvi is joining the BC WGS Program in the spring of 2018 to teach the course "Gender, Identity, and Sexuality." She received her BA in English at Colorado State University, graduating summa cum laude, and continued her education at Tufts University, where she completed a PhD in English literature with specializations in Gender Studies and Twentieth-Century Drama. Carolyn is a Senior Lecturer in the Women and Gender Studies program at Suffolk University, where she has taught for over 5 years. She teaches multiple courses in the WGS Program, including "Women, History, and Culture," "Feminist Thought," and "Feminism and Pop Culture."


Faculty from many academic departments within the College of Arts and Sciences are associated with the Women's and Gender Studies Program. These faculty teach courses in the Program and in many cases are doing research related to gender studies.

WGS-Affiliated Returning Faculty

Allison Adair, English

S Anukriti, Economics

Sarah Beckjord, Romance Language and Literatures

Mariana Berzins McCoy, Philosophy

Amy Boesky, English

Lisa Cahill, Theology

Catherine Cornille, Theology

Lisa Cuklanz, Communications

Natana Delong-Bas, Theology

Rhonda Frederick, African and African Diaspora

Rachel Freudenburg, German Studies

Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Sociology,
Co-Director of Women's and Gender Studies Program

Mary Ann Hinsdale, Theology

Lynda Lytle Holmstrom, Sociology

Brett Ingram, Communication

Regine Michelle Jean-Charles, Romance Languages and Literatures

Marilynn Johnson, History

James Keenan, Theology

Kyoung-yim Kim, Sociology

Beth Kowaleski-Wallace, English

Deborah Levenson, History

Robin Lydenberg, English

Cynthia Lyerly, History

Suzanne Matson, English

Maia McAleavey, English

H. John McDargh, Theology

C. Shawn McGuffey, Sociology

Karen Miller, History

Arissa Oh, History

Andrew Owens, Communication

Stephen Pfohl, Sociology

Andrew Prevot, Theology

Virginia Reinburg, History

Elizabeth Rhodes, Romance Languages and Literatures

Kelly Rossetto, Communication

Natasha Sarkisian, Sociology

Kay Schlozman, Political Science

Kalpana Rahita Seshadri, English

Cynthia Simmons, Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures

Eve Spangler, Sociology

Robert Stanton, English

Martin Summers, History

Meghan Sweeney, Theology

Wan Sonya Tang, Romance Languages and Literatures

Laura Tanner, English

Amy Tishelman, Psychology

Judith Wilt, English

Cynthia Young, English