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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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Elvira Sanchez-Blake

College: Arts and Letters
Department: Romance and Classical Studies
Affiliation: Core
Email: sblake(at)

Elvira Sanchez-Blake is Associate Professor of Latin American literature and culture at Michigan State University. She specializes in contemporary Colombian and Mexican narratives. Her publications include Patria se escribe con sangre (Anthropos, 2000), testimonials by women in the Colombian conflict, and Espiral de silencios (Beamount, 2009), a novel based on recent Colombian historical events. She also co-authored the anthology, Voces Hispanas Siglo XXI: Entrevistas con autores en DVD (Yale University Press, 2005), and the critical edition, El universo literario de Laura Restrepo (Taurus, 2007). She is currently working on a book about women and madness in Latin American literature, exploring gender and political intersections in postmodern literature. Professor Sanchez-Blake also has published numerous articles in professional journals and collective editions.

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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