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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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Leslie Moch

College: Social Science
Department: History
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: leslie(at)

I am an historian of European migration interested in movement since I was born in Seattle and headed out to camp as a kid, then to universities in Switzerland, Connecticut and Michigan and moved to upstate New York, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, and back to Michigan. Trained as an historian of France, I have written on France and Western Europe, and have now explored the history of migration in Russia. From this last venture will appear Broad Is My Native Land: Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia's Twentieth Century, coauthored with Lewis Siegelbaum (Cornell U.P., 2014) a follow-up to The Pariahs of Yesterday: Breton Migrants in Paris (Duke U.P., 2012) and Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe since 1650 (Indiana U.P., 2003).

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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