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Rachel Ablow

320 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2577

rablow@buffalo.edu

Chair
Professor
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Victorian literature and culture; history of the novel; gender and sexuality; history of the emotions, sensation and experience

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320 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2577

rablow@buffalo.edu

Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

114 Wilkeson Quad

Phone: (716) 645-0478

geosbs@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Geography
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Economic and urban geography; innovation and industry studies; foreign direct investment; biotech and bioenergy

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114 Wilkeson Quad

Phone: (716) 645-0478

geosbs@buffalo.edu

Barbara Bono

545 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0713

bbono@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Early Modern British literature; the dramatic literature of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; feminist and cultural materialist theory and history

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545 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0713

bbono@buffalo.edu

Susan Cahn

567 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8418

cahn@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: U.S. women’s history; history of sexuality; disability history; history of psychiatry; African American history; southern history; feminist theory; LGBTQ studies

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567 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8418

cahn@buffalo.edu

Jonathan Katz

508 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5241

jonathandavidkatz@gmail.com

Associate Professor
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Queer theory; queer history; the theory and history of social/political dissidence; American art; modern and contemporary art and art theory; the body in art; Latin American art

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508 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5241

jonathandavidkatz@gmail.com

Arabella Lyon

323 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0677

alyon@acsu.buffalo.edu

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Rhetorical theory; comparative rhetoric; human rights representation

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323 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0677

alyon@acsu.buffalo.edu

Carine Mardorossian

541 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0711

cmardoro@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: World literature; postcolonial and Caribbean studies; ecocriticism; feminist theory

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541 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0711

cmardoro@buffalo.edu

Mbah Ndubueze

564 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8415

ndubueze@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: African history; South Atlantic; slavery and emancipation; gender and sexuality; social and cultural history

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564 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8415

ndubueze@buffalo.edu

Elizabeth Otto

1035 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0523

eotto@bufalo.edu

Executive Director of the Humanities Institute
Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: European and US-American art and visual culture from the nineteenth century to the present; issues of gender, history, and theory; and the history of photography, film, and media culture

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1035 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0523

eotto@bufalo.edu

Marla Segol

1023 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2306

marlaseg@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department of Jewish Thought
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Kabbalah; Jewish magic; the history of the body in religion

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1023 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2306

marlaseg@buffalo.edu

Gwynn Thomas

1027 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0793

gmthomas@buffalo.edu

Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Latin America; women’s political participation and leadership; gender and politics; transnational feminism; comparative women’s movements; feminist theory; citizenship and state development

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1027 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0793

gmthomas@buffalo.edu

Jasmina Tumbas

1029 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-6878

jasminat@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Feminist histories and theories of performance, body and conceptual art; art and activism; politics of contemporary visual culture; socialist film; gender and sexuality in Eastern Europe after WWII (with an emphasis on former Yugoslavia); contemporary activist art practices by ethnic Roma in the Balkan region

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1029 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-6878

jasminat@buffalo.edu

Stephanie Vander Wel

206 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2275

slv5@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Music
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Vocality and the embodied performances of gender, class and region in country music

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206 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2275

slv5@buffalo.edu

Margarita Vargas

903 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0859

mvargas@acsu.buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Women’s theater; Mexican literature; Spanish-American theater and contemporary Mexican film; feminism and postmodernism

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903 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0859

mvargas@acsu.buffalo.edu

Christine Varnado

1025 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0790

cmvarnad@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Early modern English literature; drama; Shakespeare; queer theory; psychoanalysis; literary theory; affect studies; history of sexuality

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1025 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0790

cmvarnad@buffalo.edu

Barbara Wejnert

1021 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0787

bwejnert@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Gender and democracy; women’s health; violence against women; market globalization and gender inequality; women’s well-being and health in democratizing Asian, Eastern European and African countries

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1021 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0787

bwejnert@buffalo.edu

Marion Werner

127 Wilkeson Quad

Phone: (716) 645-0475

wernerm@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Center for Trade, Environment and Development
Co-Editor, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography
Department of Geography
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Labor; feminist and postcolonial theory; political economy; geographies of global production; Latin America and the Caribbean

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127 Wilkeson Quad

Phone: (716) 645-0475

wernerm@buffalo.edu

Kari Winter

1007 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0827

kwinter2@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Executive Director (interim)
Humanities Institute
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: American literature and history from the 18th century to the present; transatlantic slavery and resistance; women’s literature; Africans in early New England; genre studies (e.g., the novel, auto/biographies); food, gardening, film, television

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1007 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0827

kwinter2@buffalo.edu

Victoria Wolcott

560 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8411

vwwolcot@buffalo.edu

Professor
Chair
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: U.S., African American history; gender/sexuality; social/cultural history; urban history; the emergence of experimental interracial communities in mid-20th century America

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560 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8411

vwwolcot@buffalo.edu

Ewa Ziarek

637 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0853

epziarek@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Julian Park Professor
Department of Comparative Literature
College of Arts and Sciences

Interests: Feminist theory; modernism; continental philosophy; ethics; critical theory

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637 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0853

epziarek@buffalo.edu

Staff

Karen Cleary

1024 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0603

kcleary@buffalo.edu

Assistant to the Chair
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

1024 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0603

kcleary@buffalo.edu

Karen Reinard

1024 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0797

kreinard@buffalo.edu

Graduate/Undergraduate Programs Coordinator
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

1024 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0797

kreinard@buffalo.edu