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Faculty Directory

The Center for Gender in Global Context currently has more than 275 affiliated faculty members from throughout MSU's campus, across 17 colleges and more than 65 departments and offices.

The GenCen Faculty Directory can be sorted by Name, College, Department, and GenCen Affiliation. Affiliates can be Core, Consulting, GJEC, or GDG Faculty (some members may be both GJEC/GDG and Core or Consulting). Click here to jump to a short description of our Faculty Affiliations.

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Deborah Margolis

College: MSU Libraries/International Studies and Programs
Department: MSU Libraries/Muslim Studies
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: deborahm(at)

Deborah J. Margolis is Middle East Studies & Anthropology Librarian at the MSU Libraries. She began working as library liaison to the MSU Muslim Studies Program in 2011. Deborah earned an M.L.S. from Syracuse University School of Information Studies and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College in Boston. Deborah is responsible for developing library collections in Middle East area studies, Muslim Studies, Jewish Studies and Anthropology, and for teaching students to use and critically examine information resources in these areas. Research: Deborah works on community engagement, including organizing events and curating exhibits at the MSU Libraries related to Muslim Studies. Her research guides are available at

What do our Faculty Affiliations Mean?

Core Faculty have a strong continuing professional focus on issues of women and gender in domestic, international, or global contexts, as demonstrated through research and teaching or other achievements. The Core Faculty supports the activities of GenCen and assists in developing and implementing its programs and activities, and are also eligible to serve on the GenCen Advisory Committee.

Consulting Faculty, while having a professional interest in issues of women and gender in domestic, international, or global contexts and activities of the GenCen, usually do not have these interests as the main focus of their research. 

GDG (Gender, Development and Globalization) Faculty will also be either Core or Consulting Faculty and have specific expertise and interest in gender and international development.

GJEC (Gender, Justice and Environmental Change) Faculty may also be either Core or Consulting Faculty, though that is not a requirement. GJEC Faculty are dedicated to teaching and scholarship related to intersections of gender, environmental change, and social and environmental justice; examining these issues from both local and global perspectives.

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