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Rachel Ablow.

431 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2577

rablow@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
Humanities Director
College of Arts and Sciences

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

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

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

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

David Luis Glisch-Sánchez.

Phone: (716) 645-0831

davidgli@buffalo.edu

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

Interests: Latinx studies; Queer studies; Queer of color critique; Women of color feminisms; Sociology of emotions; Latinx sociology; Public policy; Law

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

Arabella Lyon.

1027 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0677

alyon@buffalo.edu

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

Interests: Rhetorical theory; comparative rhetoric; human rights representation

Carine Mardorossian.

541 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0711

cmardoro@buffalo.edu

Executive Director 2017 - 2020
Northeast Modern Language Association
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences

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

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

Elizabeth Otto.

1035 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0523

eotto@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Previous Executive Director, 2013-2017 and 2018-2019
Humanities Institute
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

Marla Segol, associate professor.

1023 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2306

marlaseg@buffalo.edu

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

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

Gwynn Thomas.

1030A Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0793

gmthomas@buffalo.edu

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

Jasmina Tumbas.

1029 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2929

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

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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1030A Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0859

mvargas@buffalo.edu

Interim Chair
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
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

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

Barbara Wejnert.

1021 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0787

bwejnert@buffalo.edu

Associate 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

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

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

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

Victoria Wolcott.

560 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8411

vwwolcot@buffalo.edu

Professor
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

Ewa Ziarek.

637 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0853

epziarek@buffalo.edu

Julian Park Professor
Department of Comparative Literature
College of Arts and Sciences

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

Staff

Caitlynn Strong, image courtesy of University of Delaware.
Caitlynn Strong, MPA

1030 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0603

cstrong2@buffalo.edu

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

1030 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

1030 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0797

kreinard@buffalo.edu