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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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Ann Mongoven

College: Arts and Letters
Department: Religious Studies
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: mongove2(at)

I am fascinated by the nexus of religion, culture, and science in health care. I am also committed to enabling a diverse public to engage robustly in related policy-making. My research interests are shaped by experiences in institutional, state, and national policy forums as well as by scholarly influences: serving on a hospital ethics committee and a state review board for research on human subjects; working on the staff of a congressional commission addressing Medicare reform; and serving on a panel conducting national hearings on the allocation of scarce transplant organs. Currently I am the MSU director of a joint UM-MSU grant from the National Institutes of Health that develops community engagements to inform ethical policy-making for biobanking. (Biobanks are research repositories of human biological tissue samples.)

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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