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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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Courtney Cuthbertson

College: MSU Extension
Department: MSU Extension
Affiliation: Core
Email: cuthbe16(at)

Courtney Cuthbertson is an Evaluation Specialist in MSU Extension. She earned her PhD in Sociology from University of Illinois in 2014, specializing in the sociology of mental health. Her research focuses on how biomedicine - including related knowledge, technologies, discourses, practices, and politics - is used to recast impactful social events as issues of individual pathology. Dr. Cuthbertson's research agenda has developed through projects in the areas of community; global and transnational sociology; health policy and health care; science, knowledge, and technology; gender and sexuality. She is currently developing projects in the areas of animals, mental health, medical care, and race.

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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