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Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality


The Center brings together 47 faculty affiliates from seventeen departments and three schools - Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Shepherd School of Music - along with visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, graduate fellows, graduate assistants, and staff.

Core Faculty in the Center

Lurie, SusanSusan Lurie
Director, CSWGS; Associate Professor of English
(713) 348-2635

Susan Lurie began her term as director of CSWGS on July 1, 2015.   read more »

Howe, CymeneCymene Howe
Associate Director, CSWGS; Undergraduate Adviser, CSWGS; Associate Professor of Anthropology
(713) 348-4982

In addition to serving as Associate Director for CSWGS, Prof. Howe also serves as Undergraduate Adviser.  Her office hours for Fall 2016 are by appointment.  Please email her at cymene@rice.edu.   read more »

Riedel, BrianBrian Riedel
Assistant Director, CSWGS; Professor in the Practice of Humanities

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Comer, KristaKrista Comer
Associate Professor of English
(713) 348-3207

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Shehabuddin, EloraElora Shehabuddin
Associate Professor of Humanities and Political Science
(713) 348-2784

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Strassmann, Diana L.Diana Strassmann
Carolyn and Fred McManis Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Humanities; Director, Program on Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities; Founding Editor, Feminist Economics
(713) 348-4660

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