Core Faculty

Core Faculty

Stephanie Andrea Allen

Stephanie Andrea Allen

Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • sa15@iu.edu
  • Lindley Hall 230D

Research Interests
Black lesbian literary history; LGBTQ representation in the South; ethnography; Black feminism; sexual citizenship; lesbian print culture; writing communities; popular culture

Maria Bucur

Maria Bucur

John W. Hill Chair, European History

Professor, Gender Studies

Professor, History

Research Interests
gender; citizenship; war and memory; eastern Europe

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Affiliate Faculty, African Studies

Affiliate Faculty, Maurer School of Law

Research Interests
feminist postcolonial science studies; feminist science studies; science and technology studies; feminist and critical race legal theory; transnational/postcolonial feminisms; feminist research methodologies; human rights and intellectual property law

Lessie Jo Frazier

Lessie Jo Frazier

Professor, Gender Studies

Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Professor, Anthropology

Adjunct Professor, Cultural Studies

Adjunct Professor, History

Affiliate Faculty, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Affiliate Faculty, Center for the Study of Global Change

Affiliate Faculty, International Studies

Affiliate Faculty, Latino Studies

Research Interests
intersection of cultural studies theories of power, subjectivity, and ideology with questions of political economy

Sara Friedman

Sara Friedman

Professor, Gender Studies

Professor, Anthropology

Research Interests
marriage and the state; socialism and post-socialism; gender and sexuality; reproductive politics; kinship; citizenship; ethnicity; media and representation; transnationalism; tourism; language politics

Justin R. Garcia

Justin R. Garcia

Ruth N. Halls Professor, Gender Studies

Executive Director, The Kinsey Institute

Adjunct Professor, IU School of Medicine

Research Interests
intersections of biology and gender; biopsychosocial models of human behavior; romantic and sexual relationships; relationship and sexual attitudes and behaviors.

Colin R. Johnson

Colin R. Johnson

Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Adjunct Associate Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Associate Professor, History

Adjunct Associate Professor, Human Biology

Research Interests
history of gender and sexuality in United States; queer theory; feminist theory; LGBT studies

Meredith Lee

Meredith Lee

Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

Research Interests
transgender studies, sexology, black feminist thought, queer theory, critical theory, Victorian anthropology

Jennifer E. Maher

Jennifer E. Maher

Clinical Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Gender Studies

Research Interests
gender and reproductive technology; queering the family; gender and popular culture; reproductive justice; pregnancy/mothering in popular culture

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor, History

Research Interests
black women; African american history; 19th-century U.S.; the old south; social history; race; gender; sexuality and violence; freedom, citizenship, and power

Gabriel Peoples

Gabriel Peoples

Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

Research Interests
Black performance theory, visual culture, sound studies, media studies, Black masculinity, and HIV prevention.

Stephanie A. Sanders

Stephanie A. Sanders

Provost Professor, Gender Studies

Peg Zeglin Brand Chair, Gender Studies

Department Chair, Gender Studies

Senior Scientist, The Kinsey Institute

Senior Research Fellow, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP)

Core Faculty Partner, Center for Sexual Health Promotion, IU School of Public Health - Bloomington

Research Interests
sexual behavior; sexuality, sexual identity, and gender relations; sex differentiation

Brenda R. Weber

Brenda R. Weber

Provost Professor, Gender Studies

Jean C. Robinson Scholar, Gender Studies

Affiliate Faculty, American Studies

Affiliate Faculty, Center for the Research of Race and Ethnicity in Society

Affiliate Faculty, Cultural Studies

Affiliate Faculty, English

Affiliate Faculty, The Kinsey Institute

Research Interests
popular culture, film, television, and reality television; feminist theory and the body; celebrity and gender; the politics of representation; masculinity; nineteenth-century transatlantic literature; theories of identity; cultural citizenship; american religious culture

Cynthia Wu

Cynthia Wu

Professor, Gender Studies

Professor, Asian American Studies

Director of Graduate Studies, Gender Studies

Director, Race, Migration, and Indigeneity

Affiliate Faculty, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society

  • cynwu@iu.edu
  • Lindley Hall 230C

Research Interests
Asian American and comparative ethnic studies; disability studies; gender and sexuality studies