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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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Ning Hsieh
College: Social Science
Department: Sociology
Affiliation: Core
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Email: hsiehnin(at)msu.edu

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Ning Hsieh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. Her research examines disparities in health and social resources within and between national and cultural contexts. Currently her work focuses on three themes: the link between mental health and social relationships in cross-national comparative perspective; inequalities in health, access to health care, and behavioral risk factors by sexual orientation, gender, and race; the association between functional and cognitive limitations, social interaction/isolation, and relationship quality among older populations. Overall, Dr. Hsieh's research seeks to understand how social, behavioral, institutional, and cultural factors contribute to health and well-being. Before joining MSU, Dr. Hsieh was a National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago.

Nicola Imbracsio
College: Arts and Letters
Department: Center for Integrated Studies in the Arts and Humanities
Affiliation: Consulting
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Email: imbracsi(at)msu.edu

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Nicola Imbrascio joined GenCen's affiliated faculty in Fall 2016.

Angie Kennedy
College: Social Science
Department: Social Work
Affiliation: Core
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Email: kenne258(at)msu.edu

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Dr. Kennedy is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. She has been committed to working to end violence against women since the late 1980s, when she first volunteered as a domestic violence advocate as an undergraduate student. Dr. Kennedy's work focuses on cumulative victimization (including community and school violence, family violence, and intimate partner violence, or IPV) and associated outcomes among adolescents and young adults. She is especially interested in using innovative methods to examine patterns of co-occurring and cumulative victimization over time; she has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Current projects include a study examining how cumulative victimization (community and school violence exposure, witnessing IPV within the family, physical maltreatment by a caregiver, and sexual victimization) during childhood and adolescence predicts IPV victimization and perpetration over time within a sample of young women ages 18-24.

Elisa Landaverde
College: MSU Libraries
Department: MSU Libraries
Affiliation: Consulting
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Email: elandav(at)msu.edu

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Elisa Landaverde joined GenCen's affiliated faculty in Fall 2016.

Kathleen Livingston
College: Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Department: Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Affiliation: Core
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Email: living70(at)msu.edu

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Kathleen Livingston is a queer femme storyteller and community-based artist, organizer, and scholar. She earned a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing (Michigan State University), an MA in Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (Michigan State University), and a BA in Women and Gender Studies (Oakland University).

Kathleen's research focuses on consent in LGBTQ culture and communities. She is particularly interested in using the community-based methods of self-education and peer education to teach consent. She believes that since U.S. colleges and universities are now required to have sexual consent policies, we have a responsibility to teach our communities what consent means in practice. She is currently working on a collection of lyric essays on the elements of consent. Kathleen sits on the Board of Directors of The Firecracker Foundation. She also works professionally as a contemporary circus performer, doing acrobatic and lyric storytelling.

Megan Maas
College: Social Science
Department: Human Development Family Studies
Affiliation: Core
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Email: maasmeg1(at)msu.edu

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Dr. Megan K. Maas is an assistant professor in Human Development and Family Studies and core faculty member in the Research Consortium on Gender Based Violence at Michigan State University. Broadly, her research focuses on sexual development and technology use. Specifically, she is interested in the internet as a context for gendered sexual socialization through internet pornography use, social media, and sexting. Her current NIH-funded work examines online sexual experiences, HIV risk behavior, dating violence, and sexual assault among sexually abused and non-abused female adolescents. Dr. Maas also has extensive applied experience in sexual assault prevention and sexuality education for college students and K-12 student assistance professionals. She teaches courses on sexuality, adolescence and emerging adulthood, as well as research methods.

Heather McCauley
College: Social Science
Department: Human Development Family Studies
Affiliation: Core
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Email: mccaul49(at)msu.edu

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Dr. Heather L. McCauley is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University and Core Faculty in MSU's Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. Trained in social epidemiology and global health at Harvard University, her research focuses on the health impacts of relationship violence and sexual assault among marginalized adolescents and young adults, including system-based youth and sexual and gender minority populations. She is Principal Investigator on a NICHD-funded mixed methods study to understand the contexts of sexual minority women's abusive relationships and Co-Investigator on a NIAAA-funded cluster randomized controlled trial in 30 college health centers evaluating a brief clinical intervention addressing alcohol and sexual assault. Dr. McCauley serves on the Board of Trustees at St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY).

Carrie Moylan
College: Social Science
Department: Social Work
Affiliation: Core
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Email: moylanca(at)msu.edu

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Carrie Moylan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. She received Masters in Social Work for the University of Michigan and her PhD from the University of Washington. Dr. Moylan's research interests include Gender-Based Violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, Community and organizational strategies for preventing and responding to gender-based violence, and Campus sexual assault. Carrie Moylan is also an affiliated for the Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence at Michigan State.

Jane Payumo
College: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department: Entomology
Affiliation: Core
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Email: payumoja(at)msu.edu

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The major emphasis of Jane Payumo's research has been the analysis of the impact of worldwide strengthening of IPR to the access, generation and commercialization of modern innovations in agriculture, the backbone of majority of emerging countries and trade partners of U.S. Impact analysis involves the use of quantitative and qualitative data in designing econometric models. Payumo has a joint faculty appointment in the Crop and Soil Sciences and International Programs of Washington State University.

Aaron Ponce
College: Social Science
Department: Sociology
Affiliation: Core
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Email: ponceaar(at)msu.edu

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Aaron Ponce is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. His work addresses core questions at the intersection of political sociology and global social change, focusing on international migration and immigrant reception. Most recently, his work has examined migration to the Nordic universalist welfare states and the influence of changing demographics on social cohesion across Europe. More broadly, Dr. Ponce seeks to uncover the causes and consequences of historic and contemporary social change linked to globalization with an emphasis on the construction and contestation of socio-cultural diversity (ethnic, religious, sexual, linguistic). Dr. Ponce earned his PhD in Sociology at Indiana University. He also holds a JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a MA in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BA in International Studies from the University of Miami.


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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