Josh Cerretti

Josh Cerretti.

The GGS program fostered an incredible community of emerging graduate scholars over the years I was there. I admire the long history of Women's Studies at UB and was fortunate to be able to build upon that legacy both in the classroom and the streets of Buffalo. I also benefited enormously from the unrivaled community of Haudenosaunee intellectuals with whom I connected through UB. Upon finishing my PhD, I moved to Bellingham, Washington where I am currently an Assistant Professor of History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Western Washington University on the territory of Lummi, Nooksack, and other Coast Salish people. In recent years, my work has appeared inRadical History Review and Gender and History; in summer of 2019, my monograph, Abuses of the Erotic: Militarizing Sexuality in the Post-Cold War United States, will be published by University of Nebraska Press. Building upon what I learned and experienced in Buffalo, I continue to struggle against prisons, war, settler colonialism, and other injustices in this new context.

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  • Josh Cerretti
    9/24/19
    Since completing his PhD, John Cerretti has worked as an Assistant Professor of History and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Western Washington University.
  • Anamika Priyadarshini
    6/11/18
    "Currently I am working as an Assistant Professor with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). For the studies of arts and humanities, TISS is considered to be the second best academic institution after JNU in India."
  • Shantese Wilkinson
    11/30/18
    Shantese holds a master's degree from the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies and is a recipient of an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship from UB.
  • Anne Marie Butler
    1/25/21
    Anne Marie Butler is an Assistant Professor of Art History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Kalamazoo College. Her research investigates how intersections between surrealism, sexuality, and queerness in contemporary Tunisian art can subvert state authority and social norms.
  • Neelam Maheshwari
    9/13/19
    "There was not a single day during the GGS studies that I did not go home feeling challenged, enlightened or just incrementally motivated to find ways to bring such brilliant learnings into my work back at home in India, after I finished my PhD."
  • Seth Arico
    9/24/19
    Seth Arico completed his PhD in Global Gender Studies and now serves as the Program Manager for Social Sector Leadership at the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact.
  • Rasel Madaha
    7/25/22
    "I owe my success to the department. I started traveling across the world after joining the department. I have never stopped."
  • Karolina Kulicka
    10/20/20
    A former civil servant and representative of Poland to the European Union and the United Nations, Karolina researches gendered organizations, institutional mechanisms of sustaining inequality and public service institutions.
  • Hilary Vandenbark
    11/17/22
    Hilary is a Gender Violence Prevention Specialist in the Sexual Assault Unit at the NYS Office for the the Prevention of Domestic Violence. She oversees approximately 30 Enough is Enough campus sexual assault programs across upstate New York and assist with trainings and policy development around sexual violence and health relationships.
  • Elif Ege
    10/20/20
    Elif Ege is currently writing her dissertation on the Kurdish and Turkish women’s movements in Turkey and their multi-tiered collaborations and negotiations around the international norms and standards of women's rights.
  • Nicky Fox
    11/30/18
    "After getting my MA at the University at Buffalo, I went on to get my PhD in Sociology at Brandeis University, which was my top choice of schools at the time. I am currently a professor of criminal justice at California State University, Sacramento."
  • Katie Kicinski
    9/29/23
    Katie Kicinski is now a full time assistant professor at SUNY Brockport in their Public Health and Health Education department.
  • Yuyun Sriwahyuni
    9/29/23
    Yuyun works as a faculty member at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Law, and Politics at Yogyakarta State University