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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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Sharon Ladenson

College: MSU Libraries
Department: MSU Libraries
Affiliation: Core
Program: GDG
Email: ladenson(at)

Sharon Ladenson is MSU's Gender Studies and Communications Librarian. As a bibliographer, she is responsible for selecting materials in communication, telecommunication, and gender studies. She also provides specialized reference assistance and instruction in those areas. As a reference librarian, she provides general reference assistance to MSU faculty, students and staff. She also selects travel guides for the Main Library Reference collection. Please contact her to: Schedule an individual research consultation or demonstration of electronic resources, arrange a customized research instruction session and develop a course guide for your class, suggest additions to the MSU library's Women's and Gender Studies, LBGTQ, Communications and/or Telecommunications collections. Her research guides are available at here

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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