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Queer Studies

Faculty & Staff

Priya Kandaswamy
Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Advisor, Queer Studies Minor
Department Head, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Spring
Vera Long 132, 510.430.3106, pkandaswamy@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Feminist and queer theory; race, gender, and US welfare politics; women of color in the US; theories of race and sexuality; sexuality and citizenship; geographies of race, gender, and sexuality

Queer Studies Advisory Board

David Donahue
Professor of Education
Education 223, 510.430.3393, ddonahue@mills.edu
Professional Interests: English and social studies education, service learning, literacy, human rights education

Rebekah Edwards
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Mills Hall 324, 510.430.2219.2, redwards@mills.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays 1:00-2:30, Thursdays 4:00-6:30, and by appointment
Professional Interests: Queer theory, disability theory, visual culture theory, lesbian literature, American literature

Ajuan Mance
Professor of English
May Treat Morrison Professorship
Mills Hall Room 311, 510.430.2217,, amance@mills.edu
Professional Interests: African American literature, 19th-century American literature, US popular culture, the oral tradition in US literature, Black feminist thought, African American art

Julia C. Oparah
Professor of Ethnic Studies
Department Head of Ethnic Studies
Mills Hall Room 343, 510.430.3163, jsudbury@mills.edu
Professional Interests: African diaspora studies, Black British studies, black feminist theory, women of color organizing, transnational prison-industrial complex, women and transgender prisoners

Ellen Spertus
Professor of Computer Science
On sabbatical Fall 2013
CPM Room 201, 510.430.2011, spertus@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Structured information retrieval, online communities, gender in computer science, social effects of computing

Staff

Lyra Frederick
Faculty Administrative Assistant
Vera Long 118, 510.430.2233, lfrederick@mills.edu

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Last Updated: 9/23/13