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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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Allison (Lissy) Goralnik
College: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department: Community Sustainability
Affiliation:
Program: GJEC
Email: goralnik(at)msu.edu

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Lissy Goralnik is an assistant professor of environmental studies and community engagement in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on how human/nature relationships in conservation and sustainability contexts shift due to experiential interventions; how learners develop responsibility for place, community, and/or complex socio-ecological systems; and how arts, humanities, and environmental science collaborations might help us better understand appropriate relationships with the natural world. With current interests in science identity, affective learning, empathy, engagement, resilience, and all kinds of environmental education, her research uses the tools of qualitative social science to explore questions about values and ethics related to natural resources, sustainable food system, and education problem-solving. She has a PhD in Fisheries and Wildlife and an MFA in creative writing.

Meredith Gore
College: Agriculture and Natural Resources/Social Science
Department: Fisheries and Wildlife/Criminal Justice
Affiliation: Core
Program: GJEC
Email: gorem(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Dr. Meredith Gore is an assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She holds a PhD in Natural Resource Policy and Management from Cornell University, a MA in Environment and Resource Policy from The George Washington University, and a BA in Anthropology from Brandeis University. She is a social scientist working not only to improve the effectiveness of environmental governance but also reduce risk to people and the environment. Her work is motived by: 1) improving conservation social science methods, 2) generating knowledge for conservation problems, and 3) enhancing concepts of risk and their application to conservation. Currently, Dr. Gore teaches classes on Global Risks, Conservation and Criminology; Communication for Fisheries and Widllife Professionals; Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management; and Study Abroad in Madagascar.

Sue Grady
College: Social Science
Department: Geography
Affiliation: Consulting
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Email: gradys(at)msu.edu

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I received my Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the City University of New York. My Ph.D. training was in health and medical geography at Hunter College where I conducted my dissertation research and I worked on various health-related projects. My research in health and medical geography focuses on women's health, specifically maternal and infant health. I am interested in understanding how local environments in which women live impact their health (i.e., increase the opportunity for infectious disease transmission and/or contribute to chronic diseases), which in turn, impair their pregnancies, leading to adverse maternal and infant outcomes. Most of my current research focuses on reducing maternal and infant mortality. I am studying perinatal regionalization in Michigan to improve our understanding of inpatient hospital referral patterns of high-risk African American mothers and infants.

Erin Graham
College: Social Science
Department: History
Affiliation: Core
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Email: egraham(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Dr. Graham's work in is the field of labor and working class migration, as well as women and gender, focusing on Latin American and Caribbean regions.

Julia Grant
College: James Madison College
Department: James Madison
Affiliation: Core
Program:
Email: grant(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Julia Grant has taught at James Madison College for over twenty years, after receiving her Ph.D. from Boston University, where she directed the Women's Studies Program, and worked in a non-profit agency providing social services in a community setting. She has taught in the Humanities, Culture, and Writing Program and in Social Relations and Policy in courses ranging from the Politics of Disability to Education Policy, and Sexual Politics. She has been the recipient of a Spencer Fellowship, a Lily Teaching Fellowship, and the Teacher-Scholar Award. Her published work includes Raising Baby by the Book: The Education of American Mothers (Yale, 1998), When Science Encounters the Child: Perspectives on Education, Child Welfare, and Parenting [Teachers College, 2001), and a forthcoming book from Johns Hopkins entitled The Boy Problem in Urban America. She has also published articles on the history of childhood and gender, masculinity, and sexuality. An active member of the Center for Gender in Global Context, she has been acting director of the Center, and created a joint study abroad program between James Madison and Women and Gender Studies, exploring sexual and gender politics in the Netherlands. Her greatest joy has been guiding and advising students as they move through James Madison College to rewarding jobs and personal lives. She looks forward to the opportunity to continue to reshape the vision of James Madison College to meet the challenges of the 21st century, to broaden opportunities for students and faculty, and to be a spokesperson for James Madison as an exemplar of high quality undergraduate education in a large land grant university.

Carin Graves
College: MSU Libraries
Department: MSU Libraries
Affiliation: Consulting
Program:
Email: gravesc(at)msu.edu

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Carin Graves joined GenCen's affiliated faculty in Fall 2016.

Christopher Grobbel
College: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department: Community Sustainability
Affiliation:
Program: GJEC
Email: grobbelc(at)msu.edu
Juliet Guzzetta
College: Arts and Letters
Department: English
Affiliation: Core
Program:
Email: guzzetta(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Juliet Guzzetta specializes in contemporary drama and performance studies, with a particular interest in Italian theater. Additional research areas include twentieth and twenty-first century literary cultures, performance studies and theory, feminist theory, and workerism. Her research has been supported by numerous grants including a year-long Fulbright grant to Italy and a fellowship at Harvards Mellon School for Theater and Performance Research. In 2013 she received her doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures (Italian) from the University of Michigan where she was also a resident at the Center for World Performance Studies, and earned a graduate certificate in Screen Arts and Cultures.

Angela Hall
College: Social Science
Department: Human Resources and Labor Relations
Affiliation: Consulting
Program:
Email: athall(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Angela T. Hall, JD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. She received her JD from Florida State University, College of Law and her PhD from Florida State University, College of Business. She has previously been on the faculties of Florida State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Angela practiced law full-time. Her research interests include employee accountability and employee legal claiming. She has taught a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctorate levels including business law, organizational behavior, human resources, leadership, and employee training and development. Angela has also authored learning modules and cases for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Ron E. Hall
College: Social Science
Department: Social Work
Affiliation: Core
Program:
Email: hallr(at)msu.edu

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Ron Hall is a professor in the School of Social Work. His interests include mental health (individual/group psychotherapy), cutaneo-chroma, intraracial racism, bleaching syndrome, black/white conflict, organizational issues, and race relations/diversity. Ron is also an expert witness for the Federal courts on the issue of skin color and an international lecturer on skin color.


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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