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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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Cheryl Caesar
College: Arts and Letters
Department: Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Affiliation: Consulting
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Email: caesarc(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Cheryl Caesar is an Assistant Professor, teaching Preparation for College Writing. Her background is in comparative literature, and she wrote her doctoral thesis on Leo Tolstoy and Anne Tyler at the Sorbonne. She is interested in culture studies, and works with colleagues to develop new translingual and transcultural curricula for the PCW and FYW classrooms. She is the WRAC department steward for the Union of Non-Tenured Faculty.

Angela Calabrese Barton
College: Education
Department: Teacher Education
Affiliation: Core
Program: GJEC
Email: acb(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Angela Calabrese Barton is a professor in teacher education. Her research focuses on issues of equity and social justice in science education, with a particular emphasis on the urban context. Drawing from qualitative and critical/feminist methodologies, she conducts ethnographic and case study research in urban community- and school- based settings that targets the science teaching- learning experiences of three major stakeholder groups: upper elementary and middle school youth, teachers learning to teach science for social justice, and parents engaging in their childrens science education. She also engages in curriculum research and development that links nutrition and science literacies in the upper elementary and middle school classroom. She is currently co- editor for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Rebecca Campbell
College: Social Science
Department: Psychology
Affiliation: Core
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Email: rmc(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Dr. Rebecca Campbell is a Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. She holds a Ph.D. in community psychology with a concentration in statistics, also from Michigan State University. For the past 25 years, she has been conducting community-based research on violence against women and children, with an emphasis on sexual assault. Dr. Campbell’s research examines how contact with the legal and medical systems affects adult, adolescent, and pediatric victims’ psychological and physical health. Most recently, she was the lead researcher for the National Institute of Justice-funded Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project, which was a four-year multidisciplinary study of Detroit’s untested rape kits. Dr. Campbell also conducts training for law enforcement and multidisciplinary practitioners in civilian, military, and campus community settings on the neurobiology of trauma.

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.

Soma Chaudhuri
College: Social Science
Department: Sociology/Criminal Justice
Affiliation: Core
Program: GJEC GDG
Email: chaudh30(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Dr. Soma Chaudhuri's research focuses violence, social movements, gender and witch hunts. Her most recent publication is her book titled, Witches, Tea Plantations and Lives of Migrant laborers in India. Chaudhuri is currently working on a project that explores how grassroots women leaders trained through various empowerment models, strategize individually and collectively against domestic violence in their communities. The research location for the project is in the urban areas of Ahmedabad and Mehesana, and rural locations in the district of Kutchch and Patan, in Gujarat, India.

Jubin Cheruvelil
College: Lyman Briggs College
Department: Lyman Briggs
Affiliation: Consulting
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Email: cheruvel(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Cheruvelil is an anthropologist and behavioral ecologist interested in Indigenous livelihoods and decision-making. He studies resource and land use choices and the role they play in community well-being (e.g., food security and health). His recent work with contemporary Indigenous communities explores gendered questions including the creation and negotiation of informal social institutions and how these roles facilitate the buffering of resource and social risk.

Amita Chudgar
College: Education
Department: Educational Administration
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: amitac(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Amita Chudgar is an associate professor of educational administration and education policy. As an economist of education her long-term interests focus on ensuring that children and adults in resource-constrained environments have equal access to high-quality learning opportunities irrespective of their backgrounds.

Kim Chung
College: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department: Community Sustainability
Affiliation: Consulting
Program: GJEC GDG
Email: kchung(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Kimberly Chung holds graduate degrees in foods and nutrition as well as agricultural economics. Her interests lie in the area of food and nutrition security and focus on how we may improve food access and utilization among marginalized populations. As a public scholar, Chung is an advocate of collaborative and participatory approaches to inquiry. Participatory approaches transcend the boundaries among disciplines and between expert and lay ways of knowing. More importantly, they create a means for scholars to engage with, and remain relevant to, the public. Chung has lived and worked in India, Guatemala, Mexico and Michigan, and is interested in how ordinary people may have more voice in the systems that govern their own food security situation. Her current work includes a Kellogg and CONACYT-funded project that focuses on the use of school gardens as a means to integrate nutrition and agroecological knowledge into the K-12 curriculum in Chiapas, Mexico and a USAID-funded project to examine nutrition-agriculture linkages in gardening projects in Cambodia. In the US she works collaboratively with community partners in food banks, low-income farmers markets, neighborhood centers, and schools.

Darlene Clark Hine
College: Social Science
Department: History
Affiliation: Core
Program:
Email: hined(at)msu.edu

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Darlene Clark Hine, a leading historian of the African-American experience who helped found the field of black women’s history, has been appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor, the most prestigious faculty appointment at the university. The appointment is in the Department of History within the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. Hine will engage in research and other activities such as collaborating with MSU scholars and students.

Dan Clay
College: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department: Community Sustainability
Affiliation: Consulting
Program: GDG
Email: clay(at)anr.msu.edu

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Biography: Dan Clay is Professor and Director, Global Programs in Sustainable Agri-food Systems in the Department of Community Sustainability, and Senior Associate to the Dean, CANR. His work in agricultural and rural development focuses on issues of sustainable food and agricultural value chain development (high value exports), food security, food aid impacts, household livelihood strategies, relief-development linkages, conservation investments, sustainable agricultural intensification, and household survey methodologies. His current/recent research and international development activities include smallholder food security and coffee value chain development in Rwanda and Burundi; satellite-based methods for forecasting and famine early warning in Senegal; and horticulture value chains and food safety in Vietnam and Thailand (WTO sponsored) and Rwanda (EU sponsored). Dan's domestic research program focuses on sports analytics, notably the ecological and organizational determinants of performance and success in college athletics.


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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