Dec 15, 2018  
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

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  • Anupama Arora, Associate Professor of English and Women’s & Gender Studies

  • Heidi Berggren, Associate Professor of Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies; Co-Chair, Women’s & Gender Studies

  • Catherine Villanueva Gardner, Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and Philosophy

  • Anna Kłobucka, Professor of Portuguese and Women’s & Gender Studies

  • Kristen Abatsis McHenry, Full-Time Lecturer in Women’s & Gender Studies

  • Cristina Mehrtens, Associate Professor of History and Women’s & Gender Studies

  • Stephanie O’Hara, Associate Professor of French and Women’s & Gender Studies; Co-Chair, Women’s & Gender Studies

  • Jeannette E. Riley, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of English and Women’s & Gender Studies 

Faculty Affiliates

R. Thomas Boone Psychology

Dário Borim Portuguese

Magali Carrera Art History

Anna Dempsey Art History

Shari Evans English

Janet Fairbairn Design

Siegal Gottlieb Mathematics

Maureen Hall, Education

Memory Holloway Art History

Beenash Jafri Crime and Justice Studies

Shannon Jenkins Political Science

Pamela Karimi Art History

Andrea C Klimt Sociology/ Anthropology

Lisa Maya Knauer Sociology/ Anthropology

Susan Krumholz Crime and Justice Studies

Christopher Larkosh Portuguese

Yoon Soo Lee Design

Teal Pedlow Psychology

Penn Reeve Sociology/ Anthropology

Robin Robinson Sociology/ Anthropology

Isabel P. B. Fêo Rodrigues Sociology/ Anthropology

Maria da Glória de Sá Sociology/ Anthropology

Viviane Saleh-Hanna, Crime and Justice Studies

Matthew Sneider History

Bridget Teboh History

Timothy Walker History

Tryon Woods Crime and Justice Studies


The field of Women’s and Gender Studies is interdisciplinary. Calling upon such fields as history, economics, psychology, health, music, literature, and visual arts, Women’s and Gender Studies encourages students to understand the position of women in society. The interdisciplinary nature of Women’s and Gender Studies fosters an active examination of varying influences upon women’s and men’s lives, such as race, class, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality and age. The Women’s and Gender Studies Department provides students an opportunity to think about the construction and influences of gender in contemporary society, to discover the historical factors that have shaped the current status of women from varying backgrounds and countries, and to explore paths to achieve equality for all people.

Core Major Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the historical, social, and political contexts of women’s movements and feminist thought
  • Explain feminist theories and apply them in critiquing and transforming their world

Concentration-Specific Learning Outcomes

Gender Studies: Identify and evaluate the social construction of gender and the ways gender intersects with other forms of identity

Politics, Justice and Policy: Explain the gendering of our socioeconomic and political worlds and the individual and collective components of social change

Cross-Cultural Inquiry: Identify, compare, and evaluate culturally and historically specific ideas of gender, sex, and sexuality

Arts and Letters: Apply a feminist perspective to the study of literature, history, and/or the arts.

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