Core Faculty

Core Faculty

Maria Bucur

Maria Bucur

John W. Hill Chair, European History

Professor, Gender Studies

Professor, History

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

Freda Fair

Freda Fair

Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

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

Affiliate Faculty, Cultural Studies Program

Research Interests
queer politics and aesthetics; midwest studies; women of color feminism; queer of color critique; black studies; visual culture; labor and capital; policing

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Director of Graduate Studies, Gender Studies

Affiliate Faculty, African American and African Diaspora Studies

Affiliate Faculty, 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

Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Associate Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthropology

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cultural Studies

Adjunct Associate 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 Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Director, The Kinsey Institute

Associate Research Scientist, The Kinsey Institute

Bicentennial Professor, Indiana University

Research Interests
intersections of biology and gender; evolutionary and biocultural models of human behavior; romantic and sexual relationships

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

Jennifer E. Maher

Jennifer E. Maher

Clinical Lecturer, 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; intersections of race and gender; 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

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

Brenda R. Weber

Brenda R. Weber

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

Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Associate Professor, Asian American Studies

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

Director, Race, Migration, and Indigeneity

  • cynwu@iu.edu
  • Lindley Hall 330D

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