Affiliated Faculty

Faculty affiliates are those faculty from across the university who have research and/or teaching interests in SWGS. They have the opportunity to cross-list courses with SWGS, and they are encouraged to do so, when possible, within a three-year period. They also have the opportunity to serve as departmental advisors for students who come to them with a suitable thesis project. Faculty Affiliates are featured on the CSWGS website, are invited to participate in all the Center’s activities, and are eligible to present their research, in conversation with an external respondent of their choice, at a Feminist Research Group seminar. Finally, they are eligible to serve on the Steering Committee and to apply to serve as Core Faculty.

José F. Aranda
José F. Aranda

English and Modern & Classical Lit. & Cultures, Assoc Prof; Co-Coordinator, Undergrad Mellon Program


Andrea Ballestero
Andrea Ballestero

Associate Professor of Anthropology


Tani Barlow
Tani Barlow

George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities

Kathleen Beckingham
Kathleen Beckingham

Professor of BioSciences


Elias K. Bongmba
Elias K. Bongmba

Harry & Hazel Chavanne Chair in Christian Theology; Professor of Religion, Faculty Assoc. Wiess College; President of the African Assoc. for the Study of Religion


Elizabeth Brake
Elizabeth Brake

Professor of Philosophy

Jenifer Bratter
Jenifer Bratter

Professor; Director, Race Scholars at Rice, IUR; College Magister, McMurtry College


Marcia Brennan
Marcia Brennan

Carolyn & Fred McManis Professor of Humanities; Professor of Religion and Art History


Rossella Calvi
Rossella Calvi

Assistant Professor of Economics

Joseph Campana
Joseph Campana

Alan Dugald McKillop Professor of English


Kathleen Canning
Kathleen Canning

Dean, School of Humanities; Andrew Mellon Professor of History


Krista Comer
Krista Comer

Professor of English

Jacqueline Couti
Jacqueline Couti

Laurence H. Favrot Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Literatures; Associate Director, CSWGS


April DeConick
April DeConick

Isla Carroll & Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies


Scott S. Derrick
Scott S. Derrick

Associate Professor of English

Elaine Howard Ecklund
Elaine Howard Ecklund

Herbert S Autrey Professor of Sociology


Sophie Esch
Sophie Esch

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies


James D. Faubion
James D. Faubion

Radoslav Tsanoff Professor of Public Affairs

Julie Fette
Julie Fette

Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages


Eugenia Georges
Eugenia Georges

Professor of Anthropology; Chair, Department of Anthropology


Beatriz González-Stephan
Beatriz González-Stephan

Lee Hage Jamail Chair of Latin American Studies

Bridget K. Gorman
Bridget K. Gorman

Dean of Undergraduates; Professor of Sociology


Deborah A. Harter
Deborah A. Harter

Associate Professor of French Studies


Michelle R. Hebl
Michelle R. Hebl

Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology; Professor of Management, Jones Graduate School of Business

Rosemary Hennessy
Rosemary Hennessy

L. H. Favrot Professor of Humanities


Emily Houlik-Ritchey
Emily Houlik-Ritchey

Assistant Professor of English


Cymene Howe
Cymene Howe

Professor of Anthropology

Lacy M. Johnson
Lacy M. Johnson

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing


Betty Joseph
Betty Joseph

Associate Professor of English


Rachel T. Kimbro
Rachel T. Kimbro

Professor of Sociology; Chair, Department of Sociology

Eden King
Eden King

Associate Professor of Psychology


Kirsten Ostherr
Kirsten Ostherr Kirsten Ostherr

Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English; Chair, Department of English


Anne C. Klein
Anne C. Klein

Professor of Religion

Jeffrey J. Kripal
Jeffrey J. Kripal

J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religion; Associate Dean of Humanities


Colleen Lamos
Colleen Lamos

Associate Professor of English


Ashley Leeds
Ashley Leeds

Professor of Political Science; Chair, Department of Political Science

Caroline F. Levander
Caroline F. Levander

Vice President for Global and Digital Strategy; Carlson Professor in the Humanities, Professor of English


Lan Li
Lan Li

Assistant Professor of History


Moramay López-Alonso
Moramay López-Alonso

Associate Professor of History and Economics

Susan Lurie
Susan Lurie

Associate Professor of English


Alden Sajor Marte-Wood
Alden Sajor Marte-Wood

Assistant Professor of English


Susan Keech McIntosh
Susan Keech McIntosh

Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Anthropology; Interim Dean, School of Social Sciences

Helena Michie
Helena Michie

Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor in Humanities; Director, CSWGS


Deborah Nelson-Campbell
Deborah Nelson-Campbell

Professor of French Studies


Nancy Niedzielski
Nancy Niedzielski

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Diana O'Brien
Diana O'Brien

Albert Thomas Associate Professor of Political Science


Nanxiu Qian
Nanxiu Qian

Professor of Chinese Literature


Brian Riedel
Brian Riedel

Associate Director, CSWGS


Julia Saltz
Julia Saltz

Assistant Professor of Biosciences


Paula Sanders
Paula Sanders

Joseph and Joanna Nazro Mullen Professor in Humanities; Director, Boniuk Institute

Leslie Schwindt-Bayer
Leslie Schwindt-Bayer

Professor of Political Science


Elora Shehabuddin
Elora Shehabuddin

Professor of Transnational Asian Studies


Diana Strassmann
Diana Strassmann

Carolyn & Fred McManis Distinguished Professor in the Practice; Director, PJHC; Senior Research Fellow; Baker Institute Scholar

Kamala Visweswaran
Kamala Visweswaran

T.T. & W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies


Nicole A. Waligora-Davis
Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

Associate Professor of English


Kerry R. Ward
Kerry Ward

Associate Professor of History

Melissa Weininger
Melissa Weininger

Anna Smith Fine Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies; Associate Director, Jewish Studies


Lora Wildenthal
Lora Wildenthal

John Anthony Weir Professor of History


Diane Wolfthal
Diane Wolfthal

David and Caroline Minter Professor of Humanities

Vida Yao
Vida Yao

Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Fay Yarbrough
Fay Yarbrough

Associate Professor of History