Five College Consortium

Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Past Research Associates

Research Associates 2016-2017

Spring Associates

Diana Sierra Becerra
PhD Candidate, Department of History and Women's Studies, University of Michigan
Insurgent Butterflies: Gender Struggles and Revolution in El Salvador, 1965-2015
Academic Year  

Ashley Brown
PhD Candidate, Department of American Studies, George Washington University
The Match of Her Life: Althea Gibson, Icon and Instrument of Integration
Academic Year 

Rachel Brown                                                                                                                  PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, City University of New York
The Emotional Politics of Migration: Migrant Domestic Work in Israel/Palestine
Academic Year 

Juana Camacho
Researcher, Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History
Peasant Embodiments: Food, Environment, and Politics in the Colombian Andes

Julie de Chantal
Lecturer, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Let's Take the Damn Kids to Their School": Boston's Black Mothers and the Desegregation Movement, 1920-1975
Academic Year

Ruby Grant
PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of Tasmania
The Queer Sexual Citizen: Exploring Same Gender Attracted Young Women's Sexual Health in Tasmania

Rita Henley Jensen
Founder, Jane Crow Project, Founder and Editor in Chief Emerita, Women's eNews
Jane Crow/Jane Doe: How Racist Perceptions of Single Mothers Are Leverage to Reduce Support for All Single Mothers

Nancy Kates
Independent Film Producer/Director, Question Why Films
Female Pioneers of 20th Century Anthropology

Victoria Rizo Lenshyn
PhD Candidate, Department of German and Scandinavian Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
An Ambivalent Belonging: Germans Documenting the Namibian Children from the GDR
Academic Year

Janet Marquardt
Professor Emerita, Eastern Illinois University 
The Proto-Humanitarianism of Nineteenth-Century Missionary Women in the Near East
Academic Year   

Gina Ocasion
Faculty, Bard Microcollege Holyoke
Minor Subjects in America: Everyday Childhoods of the Long Nineteenth Century
Academic Year                                                                                                     

Alix Olson
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Resilient Conscripts: Resistance Under Neoliberalism

Ninette Rothmüller                                                                                                           PhD Candidate/Artist Researcher, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Osnabruck, Germany 
Dis-placing Access: Feminist Participatory Art as a Tool for Embodied Knowledge
Academic Year

Gabriele Sobiech
Professor, Department of Sociology, Freiburg University of Education
Fitness and Health in Times of Demographic Change: Intersectional Analysis of the "Self-Techniques" of Older Women 

Helena Tolvhed
Associate Professor, Department of History, Stockholm University
From People's Health to "Healthism"? New Femininities and Masculinities in Health and Fitness from 1970

Verónica Zebadúa Yáñez                                                                                                 PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, New School for Social Research
The Project of Freedom: Thinking with Hannah Arendt and Simone de Beauvoir
Academic Year

Research Associates 2015-2016

FCWSRC Fall 2015 Associates
FCWSRC Spring Associates

Sonja Dolinsek
PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Erfurt, Germany
Traffic in Women, Slavery, Sex Work: The Transnational Politics of Sexual Labor in the Second Half of the 20th Century  

Kara Fagan
PhD Candidate, Department of American Studies, University of Iowa 
Framing Sport as Art: The Spectacle of Female Athleticism in Classic Hollywood, 1935-1955
Academic Year 

Kia Hall                                                                                                                            Independent Researcher
Launching a Transnational Black Feminist Research Agenda
Academic Year 

Victoria Rizo Lenshyn
PhD Candidate, Department of German and Scandinavian Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Bridging Contradictions: Socialist Actresses and Star Culture in the GDR
Academic Year

Janet Marquardt
Professor Emerita, Eastern Illinois University 
Letters, Photographs, and Artifacts from Uncommon Women in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Academic Year   

Sasha Mullally
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of New Brunswick 
Homespun Medicine: The Life and Practice of Mary Phylinda Dole, 1896-1941

Johanna Ortner
PhD Candidate, Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
"Whatever Concerns Them, as a Race, Concerns Me": The Life and Activism of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Academic Year

Loretta Ross
Independent Researcher
Black Abortion: Research Serving Activism 
Academic Year

Ninette RothmüllerPhD Candidate/Artist Researcher, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Osnabruck, Germany 
Art and Science: Embodied Processes and Theoretical Considerations on a Relationship in Tension 
Academic Year

Jeanine Ruhsam 
PhD Candidate, Department of American Studies, Pennsylvania State Univeristy, Harrisburg
The Great Maine Bathroom Case: Gender Identity and the Policing of Sex-Segregated Spaces 
Academic Year

Kaiqiong Wei
Director, Professor, Department of Women's Studies, China Women's University 
The Rise of Precarity: Neo-Liberalism's Impact on Post-Socialism Chinese Women's Lives 

Research Associates 2014-2015

Fall Associates

Lara Matta
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
A Touch of Stone: Reading Surfaces in Bassam Hajjar's Poetry and Other Explorations
Academic Year 

Sujata Moorti
Department of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Middlebury College                 iFeminism: Social Media and Activist Re-Imaginings                                                           Fall      

Stephanie Rosen                                                                                                                  Department of English, University of Texas, Austin                                                         Animating Poetic Capacity: Victorian Verse in New Media                                       Academic Year 

Loretta Ross                                           
Independent Researcher 
Black Abortion: Research Serving Activism                                                                     Academic Year                                                                                                                             
Kerry Spitzer                                            
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
The Role of Housing and Gender in the Transition from the Military to a Community in Western Massachusetts                                                                                                   Academic Year 
Marilen Danguilan                                           
Independent Researcher and Development Specialist   
From Population Control to Rights: The 40-Year Struggle of the Reproductive Health Law   Spring    

2013-2014 Research Associates

spring 2014 research associates

Spring 2014 Research Associates

Fall 2013 Research Associates

Fall 2013 Research Associates and FCWSRC Staff

Clara Bradbury-Rance
Department of English and American Studies, University of Manchester, United Kingdom 
The Queer Lesbian Spaces of Postfeminist Cinema 

Valentina Cardo
Department of Film, Television and Media Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Gendering Political Communication? The 2012 US Presidential Election

Lara Matta
Department of Comparative LiteratureUMass Amherst
How Literal Is This Reading? Contemporary Women Book Artists on the Reading Experience 
Academic Year

Noa Milman
Department of Sociology, Mount Holyoke College
Globalization and Local Resistance in the Media: Welfare Rights Discourses in Israel and Massachusetts
Academic Year 

Meredith Nash
Department of Sociology, University of Tasmania, Australia 
Remembering Mothers: Family Photography and Cultural Memory 

Eva Paris-Huesca
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, UMass Amherst  
Noir Genre and Detective Fiction by Contemporary Spanish Female Authors: From 1990 to the Present 
Academic Year

Annina Rüst
Department of Transmedia, Syracuse University
Feminist Technology

Nermeen Sayed Kassem
Department of Communication Studies, University of York, United Kingdom
Bridging Social Capital in a Hostile Environment: Social Media Potential for Empowering Egyptian Women

Katherine Sender
Department of Film, Television and Media Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Lust in Translation: Sex Museums and Transnational Flows of Erotic Discourse

2012-2013 Research Associates

Fall 2012 Research Associates and Center staff

Suzon Fuks
Founder & Artistic Director, Waterwheel & Igneous, Inc., Brisbane, Australia
Waterwheel & GenderFall

Salome M. Kahiu
Independent Communications Consultant, Nairobi, Kenya
Perfectly Transparent: Will the Promise of a “Perfect” World Render Us the Definitive Vessels for Surveillance?

Fungai Machirori
Founder and Editor, Her Zimbabwe
Her Zimbabwe: Exploring the Heterogeneity of the Female Zimbabwean Experience Through a Women's New Media Platform

Disha Mullick
Project Coordinator, Nirantar – A Centre for Gender and Education, New Delhi, India
Feminist Explorations into New Media in Rural India

Dr. Eve C. Ng
University of Massachusetts Amherst (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies)
The Transnational Contexts of LGBT Digital Media Production and Consumption

Ninette Rothmueller
Alumna Associate
The Heartbeat of a Machine and I

Dr. Julie Russo
Brown University (Modern Culture and Media)
Indiscrete Media: Queer Economics of Convergence

Dr. Maria San Filippo
Harvard University (Women, Gender, & Sexuality), Wellesley College (Cinema and Media Studies), and MIT (Foreign Languages & Literatures)
New Media and Women’s Film Communities

Sophie Toupin
Independent Researcher and Community Media Activist
F(e)m-Resistance: Reshaping Identities, Narratives and Collective Actions in a Time of New Media

2011-2012 Research Associates

Fall 2011 Research Associates and Center staff

Anwar H. Alkhalldy
Free University Berlin, Germany (Political Science)
Shi’i Islamism and Gender in Iraq

Jennifer A. Cayer
Amherst College (Copeland Fellow)
Embodied Ethnographies: Feminist Theatre Encounters Anthropology

Abigail A. Dallman
University of Massachusetts Amherst (Legal Studies)
Courting Property: Women, Marriage and the Meaning of Possession

Onni L. Gust
University of East London, United Kingdom (History)
Between Home and Empire: The Performance and Production of Early Nineteenth-Century Concepts of Civilization

Sumiao Li
New York Institute of Technology, China (English)
Behind Black Gates: Memoirs of Ya Ya

Gretchen E. Lopez
Syracuse University (Education)
Dialogue Matters: Listening to and Learning from College and High School Students

Hye Gyong Park
Korean Women’s Institute, South Korea (Women’s Studies)
Commercialization of Intimacy and Feminist Questions of Care

Elizabeth M. Sharpe
Independent Scholar
Conversations Across Time: Women Reflect on Aging, Obligation and Care-giving, 1800-2010

Kim E. Toffoletti
Deakin University, Australia (Sociology and Gender Studies)
Imagining the Female Sports Fan in a Post-feminist Visual Economy

Stefanie E. Van de Peer
University of Stirling, United Kingdom (Languages, Cultures and Religions)
Transnational Feminisms in Lebanese and Syrian Women’s Documentaries