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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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Linda Racioppi

College: James Madison College
Department: James Madison
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: racioppi(at)

Professor Racioppi's expertise is in comparative politics (ethnicity, nationalism and ethnic conflict, gender and power, politics and society in Europe and South Asia) and international relations (Russian foreign policy, international security, feminist international relations theory). In 1991, she was awarded a Lilly Teaching Fellowship; in 1994, she was named MSU Teacher-Scholar; and in 2005, she received the MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award. Professor Racioppi is the author of Soviet Policy Towards South Asia Since 1970 (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and co-author with Professor Katherine O'Sullivan See of Women's Activism in Contemporary Russia (Temple University Press, 1997). She has published articles and book chapters on Soviet arms transfers, women and Russian nationalism, women's organizing in Russia, gender and ethnic conflict in Northern Ireland, and on interdisciplinarity; and she has edited an occasional paper series on civil-military relations. Her current research focuses on gender and political transitions, on conflict resolution, and on Cold War politics and filmic representations.

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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