Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Past Research Associates

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 & Gender

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