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College of Arts and Sciences

Janet Badia, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Professor & Director of Women's Studies

  • Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 21
  • Phone: 260-481-6895
  • Email: badiaj@pfw.edu

 

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Research Interests: The history of women's reading; feminist theory; girl culture; women and popular culture; women and higher education; and American women writers, most notably Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton.

Courses:

  • WOST 21000: Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
  • WOST 24000: Reproductive Justice
  • WOST 30200: Girl Culture in the United States
  • WOST 30200: Sylvia Plath
  • WOST 30200: Women's Self-Portraits in Literature & Art
  • WOST 30200: Women Novelists in the United States
  • WOST 30200: Reproductive Bodies in the Literary Imagination
  • WOST 30400: Feminist Theories
  • WOST 40000: Disciplining Women's Studies

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Hayley King, Administrative Assistant 
Teri Luce, Administrative Assistant 
  • Office: Liberal Arts, Room 209
  • Phone: 260-481-6686
  • Email: lucet@pfw.edu
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Limited Term Lecturers (LTL): 

Paula Ashe, PhD candidate, American Studies, Purdue University

Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 35D
Phone: 260-481-6711
Email: ashep@pfw.edu

Research Interests: language, rhetoric, new media, social technologies, black feminist theory, queer theory, social media, political mobilization, popular culture, horror cinema and literature, social stratification, critical theory, and creative writing
Courses:
WOST 21000: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
WOST 22500: Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Pop Culture

Lisa Beringer, PhD, American Studies, Purdue University

Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 23
Phone: 260-481-6711
Email: beringel@pfw.edu

Research Interests: American literature, history, and culture with an emphasis on African-American literature and history. 
Courses:
WOST 22500: Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Popular Culture (online)
WOST 24000: Women, Race, and Identity (online)

Elizabeth Mannir, PhD, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (ABD); MA, Arabic Studies and Literature, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 35D
Phone: 260-481-6711
Email: mannire@pfw.edu

Research Interests: post-colonial theory; psychoanalysis; trauma studies; national reconciliation projects; travel writing; migrations between Europe and North Africa; North African literature and cinema; the 'sheik' romance genre and the romance industry; feminist and queer political theory and philosophy; political theology
Courses:
WOST 21000: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
WOST 24000: Feminism and Food
WOST 30100: Beyond the Harem: Women in North Africa and the Middle East
WOST 30200: Sexuality and Literature

Malia Lee Womack, PhD candidate, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University; MA, Human Rights Studies, Columbia University

Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 23
Phone: 260-481-6711
Email: womackm@pfw.edu

Research Interests: transnational feminisms and critical human rights; neoliberalism, universalism, and globalization; feminist theory and critical race theory; collective identities, identity, and intersectionality; U.S. imperialism, exceptionalism, and humanitarianism; Puerto Rican studies and Latin American studies
Courses:
WOST 24000: Activism and Collective Identities (online)
WOST 30100: Transnational Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Power (online)
WOST 30100: Women, Global Poverty, and Development (online)