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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 Larabee

College: Arts and Letters
Department: Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Affiliation: Core
Email: larabee(at)

Ann Larabee received her PhD from the Binghamton University, and has taught at Michigan State University since 1988. Her dissertation was on women's theater and drama in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and she is known for her pioneering work on the drama of Djuna Barnes and Susan Glaspell. In more recent years, she has been interested in the relationships among technology, culture, and media. In 2000, she published Decade of Disaster, which examines cultural responses to technological disasters, from the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster to the Bhopal chemical leak. Professor Larabee remains interested in the cultural impact and representation of disasters. She is currently at work on a historical study of bomb-making among radical groups, exploring issues of technology transfer, constitutional restraints on speech, and the institutional boundaries placed around dangerous knowledge and instruction. With Professor Arthur Versluis, Professor Larabee is co-editor of the Journal for the Study of Radicalism, featuring interdisciplinary scholarly work on global radical movements. Professor Larabee is considered an expert on the history of terrorism and has contributed to the formation of the historiography of this emerging field. In 2008, as an offshoot of her larger study of radicalism and technology, she published The Dynamite Fiend, a biography of a Confederate agent who attempted to use a time bomb to blow up transatlantic passenger ships. Professor Larabee also publishes in the field of media studies, and is especially interested in the global mediascape. Professor Larabee has overseen dissertations in women and technological invention, cultural studies and radicalism, media and violence, and global media forms. She teaches modern and contemporary literature, drama, literary survey and introductory humanities.

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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