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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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Sandra Logan

College: Arts and Letters
Department: English
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: logans(at)

Sandra Logan is faculty adviser for the "Early Modern at MSU" graduate student group, and serves on the Steering Committee for the Global Literary and Cultural Studies Research Cluster from 2004-2009, and served as Acting Director of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities in 2008. She was nominated by the department of English for the 2009 MSU Teacher-Scholar award. Her research includes the history and theory of drama (including Shakespeare), poetry and poetics, historiography, and women writers, and focuses especially on questions of gender, class, nation, and social formations. Her first book, Text /Events in Early Modern England: Poetics of History (Ashgate Publishing, 2007) explores early modern strategies of authority, authorship, and social formation by examining the uses of hypotyposis and other rhetorical strategies in multiple accounts of Elizabethan and pre-Tudor events. She has two new book-length projects underway: States of Exception: Systemic Violence and Subjective Liminality in Early Modern England,which considers the implications of the early modern states explicit and implicit exercise of violence in subject/state relations; and Poetics of Silence: Shakespeare, Mummery, and Early Cinema, which situates the mediating representational strategies of silent Shakespeare films in relation to broader questions of interpretation, adaptation, and circulation. In addition, she has published articles and essays on early modern class and systemic violence, the literary and historical elision of womens rule, Shakespeares audiences and staged mediation, and virtual travel in early modern texts. She has received research awards including the Intramural Research Grant from MSU (2004-5 and 2009-10), a Fellowship from the Folger Shakespeare Library (2007), and Newberry Library Early Modern Studies Consortium funding, which have supported research residencies at the Newberry Library, the Folger Library, the British Library, and the British Film Institute. In both her teaching and research, she endeavors to use theoretical and literary texts of the past to reflect on critical, social, and political questions of the present.

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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