People

Faculty

Professor Remmler in the CIruti Courtyard
Professor and Chair of German Studies, Professor and Chair of Gender Studies, Professor of Critical Social Thought

Karen Remmler’s interdisciplinary research and teaching in English and German focuses on the politics and culture of memory in the aftermath of atrocity and war in European and Asian contexts; German literature, film, and sites of memory within transnational contexts; 19th century critical social thought through the lens of contemporary social critics; and the interrelationship between national processes of transitional justice and the work of memory in films by the descendants of genocide survivors and perpetrators in non-western contexts.

413-538-3066
305 Shattuck Hall
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Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies, on leave full year 2016/17

Martha Ackmann's research interests include women athletes, women in aviation and space, women in national politics, U.S. women’s movements, Emily Dickinson; narrative non-fiction; journalism; media; women’s public voices

413-538-2564
313 Shattuck Hall
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Rachel Brown

Visiting Lecturer
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Associate Professor of Gender Studies, on leave Fall 2016

Christian Gundermann understands theory as a daily practice like breathing and eating. He teaches students in different contexts as diverse as the interpretation of films, the history of the queer movement, the questioning of the human/animal boundary, the historical study of horsemanship, the practice of body modifications, the connections between feminism and the sciences, the nexuses of power, knowledge, pleasure, and suffering etc. that there is no practice without theory, and that every theory is always already a practice.

413-538-2410
311 Shattuck Hall
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Jacquelyne Luce

Visiting Lecturer in Gender Studies
413-538-3369
315 Shattuck Hall
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Ninette Rothmueller

Visiting Lecturer
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Erika Rundle

Associate Professor in Theatre Arts and Gender Studies, Dramaturg

Erika Rundle's research interests include theatre history; dramatic theory; performance studies; critical animal studies; Darwinian literary criticism; translation

413-538-2440
305 Shattuck Hall
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Elias Vitulli

Visiting Lecturer in Gender Studies
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310 Shattuck Hall
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Angela Willey

Five College Assistant Professor of Feminist Science Studies

Angela Willey's areas of research include feminist science studies; history of race, gender, and sexuality in science; cultural studies; sexuality; and monogamy.

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310 Shattuck Hall
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Staff

Bridget Barrett

Academic Department Coordinator, Gender Studies
413-538-2257
Shattuck 109
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M, W, F 9-1, T, TH 12:30-4:30

Affiliated Faculty

Mary Renda
Chair of History, Professor of History

U.S. Historian Mary Renda continually pushes the boundaries of her discipline through her focus on the role of women and gender, the multicultural nature of U.S. history, and the international contexts in which that history has taken shape. In addition to her course offerings in U.S. women's history, U.S. imperialism, and other areas of United States history, Renda teaches interdisciplinary women's studies courses. It's not a vacation from her area of specialty, however. "When I teach women's studies," says Renda, "it brings into sharper relief the importance of history."

413-538-2567
307 Skinner Hall
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Professor of Sociology, Director of Nexus, on leave Fall 2016

Eleanor Townsley is interested in the role of intellectuals in social life. She teaches a range of courses in social theory, media, gender, and social science research methods. Her recent work considers the rise of media meta-commentary in democratic deliberation, the social reorganization of expertise, and the changing social roles of academics as public intellectuals. Townsley served as associate dean of faculty from 2012 to 2016 and is the faculty director of the Nexus Curriculum to Career program.

413-538-2803
122 Porter Hall
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