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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 18 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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Robyn Bluhm
College: Arts and Letters/Lyman Briggs
Department: Philosophy/Lyman Briggs
Affiliation: Core
Program:
Email: rbluhm(at)msu.edu

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Dr. Robyn Bluhm is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy and Lyman Briggs College. Her research examines philosophical issues in neuroscience and in medicine, with a particular focus on the relationship between ethical and epistemological questions in these areas. She has written extensively on the philosophy of evidence-based practice and on the use of functional neuroimaging in psychiatry. She is a co-editor of Neurofeminism: Issues at the Intersection of Feminist Theory and Cognitive Science.

Jennifer Carrera
College: Social Science
Department: Sociology
Affiliation: Core
Program: GJEC
Email: jcarrera(at)msu.edu

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Jennifer Carrera is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. She has a joint appointment between the Department of Sociology and the Environmental Science and Policy Program. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.S. in Biostatistics from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Boston University. In 2014-2015 she completed postdoctoral training with the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI) at Northeastern University under the direction of Phil Brown. Dr. Carrera is part of the campus-wide Global Water Initiative. Her area of research focuses on environmental justice issues of access to clean water and sanitation in low-income communities domestically and internationally. Her work examines the role of power and exclusion in the production of marginalized spaces and bodies, using water as a surrogate for mapping power.

Mary Chapman Cook
College: Arts and Letters
Department: Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Affiliation: Consulting
Program:
Email: cookmar4(at)msu.edu
Elizabeth Drexler
College: Social Science
Department: Anthropology
Affiliation: Core
Program: GJEC GDG
Email: drexler(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Dr. Drexler is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of MSUs Peace and Justice Studies Program. In 2003-2004, as a Fulbright New Century Scholar, she initiated a research project examining how institutional forms such as tribunals and truth commissions shape individual and collective narratives about past violence and how these narratives contribute to the processes by which institutions of governance become socially and politically legitimate. Her research in Aceh, Indonesia, and East Timor explores how societies address legacies of political violence, emphasizing the relationships among institutions, transnational interventions, historical narratives, and contested memories in establishing a rule of law and reconstructing social and political lifeor failing to do so.

Ramona Fernandez
College: Arts and Letters
Department: Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Affiliation: Core
Program:
Email: ramona(at)msu.edu
Emine Evered
College: Social Science
Department: History
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: evered(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Dr. Evered is Associate Professor of History and past interim Coordinator of the MSU Muslim Studies Program. As a historian of the Middle East and North Africa, she analyzes late Ottoman and early nationalist accounts of education and public health as a means to understanding themes in modernization, nation-building, and ethno-religious particularization

Lisa Cook
College: Social Science
Department: Economics
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: lisacook(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Dr. Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and in International Relations (James Madison College) at Michigan State University. Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, financial institutions and markets, innovation, and economic history. As a Senior Economist at the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers during the 2011-2012 academic year, Dr. Cook worked on the euro zone, financial instruments, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Christina DeJong
College: Social Science
Department: Criminal Justice
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: dejongc(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Dr. Christina DeJong is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, and serves as Director of the Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science. Her research focuses primarily on gender and crime, with special emphases on victimization and policing. Recently, Dr. DeJong's research has shifted to focus on mass violence and genocide, particularly as it affects women worldwide.

Joseba Gabilondo
College: Arts and Letters
Department: Romance and Classical Studies
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: joseba(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Joseba Gabilondo is an associate professor in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. He has published several articles on Basque and Spanish nationalisms, Atlantic studies, intellectual discourse, postnationalism, masculinity, feminism, queer theory, globalization, and Hispanic and Hollywood cinema. He is currently finishing two book manuscripts entitled Before Babel: A Cultural History of Basque Literatures (a cultural and postnational history of Basque literatures from the Middle Ages to the 21st century) and Atlantic Spain: Nationalism and the Postcolonial Ghost.

Andrew Dillon
College: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department: Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Affiliation: Core
Program: GJEC
Email: dillona6(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Andrew Dillon is an assistant professor in the tenure system at Michigan State University in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. His current research focuses on household labor supply and education decisions, the interrelationship of agriculture, health and nutrition, and social network effects on technology adoption. His ongoing projects are currently being implemented with government agencies, private sector firms, and NGOs in Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria.


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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