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The Center for Gender in Global Context currently has nearly 375 Affiliated Faculty/Staff (AFS) members from throughout MSU's campus, across 17 colleges and more than 65 departments and offices.

AFS can be Core, Consulting, GJEC, or GDG (some members may be both GJEC/GDG and Core or Consulting). Jump to a short description of our AFS categories.

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Christy Zhou Koval

College: Business
Department: Management
Affiliation: Core
Email: zhouchi(at)
Link to Bio
Geographical Area of Research: United States, Global
Research Focus: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Stereotypes, Intergroup relations

What do our AFS Categories Mean?

Core AFS 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 AFS 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 AFS, 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) AFS will also be either Core or Consulting AFS and have specific expertise and interest in gender and international development.

GJEC (Gender, Justice and Environmental Change) AFS may also be either Core or Consulting AFS, though that is not a requirement. GJEC AFS 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.

If you are interested in becoming a GenCen affiliate, please contact ISP.GenCen.Reserch(at) Please note that you must be a MSU faculty or staff to apply for an affiliation.ISP.GenCen.Research(at)

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