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Women’s & Gender Studies - Faculty

Candace Bailey is a professor of musicology in the Department of Music. Her research focuses on women's history through music, and she will be offering courses on women and music from a global perspective.

Yaba Blay is the Dan Blue Endowed Chair in Political Science and will offer classes related to race, gender, and the Black body.

Allan Cooper is the chair of Political Science and pursues research on patriarchy and human rights.

Tonya Gerald Goins is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry.  Her research interests include examining how environmental contaminants affect women, fertility and reproduction.

Rachelle Gold is an associate professor in the Department of Language & Literature.  She teaches African American biography, drama, novels, poetry, world literature and trauma.

Calvin L. Hall serves as chair and associate professor in Mass Communication.  His research interests include the function of media in society in the areas of race, class, gender and culture.

Asabi (Stephanie Howard) is chair and associate professor of Theatre. She has received the College of Arts & Science award for outstanding teaching, scholarship and playwriting.

Lydia Lindsey is an associate professor in the Department of History.

Baiyina Muhammad is an associate professor in the Department of History.  She teaches courses on the Black experience, the history of women and special topic courses that explore race, class, gender and religion.

Lisa Paulin is an associate professor in the Department of Mass Communication. Her research focuses on cultural citizenship and media coverage of underrepresented groups.

W. Russell Robinson is an assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication who specializes in mass media and cultural studies.

Wendy Rountree is a Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Language and Literature. Her research interests include 20th century African American women’s and children’s literature.

Shauntae Brown White is an associate professor in Mass Communication whose research and teaching interests include the politics of hair and media images of black women.  She is the coordinator for the Women’s & Gender Studies Program.

LaShawn Wordlaw is a medical sociologist and an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Education.

Kathryn Wymer is an associate professor in the Department of Language & Literature and teaches a variety of literature and composition courses.  Her teaching and research interests in gender studies, queer theory, race and intersectionality.

For more information, contact a program advisor:

Dr. Tonya Gerald-Goins
Department of Chemistry
3402 Mary M. Townes Science Building

Dr. Baiyina Muhammad
Department of History
208-A Edmonds Classroom Building

Dr. Shauntae Brown White, Program Coordinator
Department of Mass Communication
320 Farrison-Newton Communications Building

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