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The focus of the GSWS Program is on interdisciplinary teaching and research, and the wide range of interests among our faculty reflects this focus. The GSWS faculty are all well-known scholars who have published books on topics ranging from women's experimental writing to domestic service in Turkey.

Our core faculty are listed below. We also have a large number of affiliated faculty who teach occasional courses of interest to the GSWS community.

Core Faculty
Diya Bose

Bose , Diya
Assistant Professor
Email: [[dbose]]
Office: Boswell Hall 319
Research Areas: Gender, Sexuality & Intersectionality, Criminal Legal Systems & Colonialism

Professor Castillo

Castillo, Victoria
Teaching Professor of Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies (On-Leave Spring 24)
Office: Morton Hall 318
Phone: 757-221-1456
Email: [[vcastillo]]


Losh, Elizabeth
Duane A. & Virginia S. Dittman Professor of English & American Studies
Office: Samuel E. Jones House 318
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1-3 (Fall 2023)
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Phone: 757-221-3636
Email: [[emlosh]]

Claire McKinney

McKinney, Claire
Assistant Professor of Government and Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies (Curriculum Coordinator)
Office: Chancellors Hall 320
Links: [[cmckinney, Email]]
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm or by appointment.
Research Interests: Political Theory, Gender & Politics


Meyer, Leisa
Professor, History, American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (On-Leave Spring 24)
Office: College Apartments 203
Email: [[ldmeye]]
Regional Areas of Research: United States
Thematic Areas of Research: Cultural/Intellectual, Popular Culture and Media, Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Claire Pamment

Pamment, Claire
Director, Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program; Associate Professor of World Theatre and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Office: Boswell 320
Email: [[clpamment]]
Phone: 757-221-2670
Office Hours: Spring '24: Tuesday 12pm (Boswell 321), Wednesday 12pm (PBK 212) or by appointment


Putzi, Jennifer
Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and English (On-Leave Spring 24)
Office: Tucker Hall 319
Office Hours: On Research Leave (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024)
Phone: 757-221-3908
Email: [[jlputz]]


Raitt, Suzanne
Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences; Chancellor Professor of English
Office: Ewell Hall 134
Email: [[sxrait]]