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Women's and Gender Studies Faculty and Staff

Below you will find a listing of the faculty and staff for the Women's and Gender Studies academic program. If you are unsure of who you should contact, please call Candace Martin, Program Coordinator, at (509) 359-2847.

  • Judy Rohrer, Ph.D.
    Judy Rohrer, Ph.D.
    Director and Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
    207F Monroe Hall

    Educational Background

    Ph.D., University of Hawai'i, Political Science
    M.A., University of Hawai'i, Political Science
    B.A., Bryn Mawr College, Political Science

    Research Interests

    Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies, Critical Race Theory (CRT), Critical Ethnic Studies, and Disability Studies

    Courses Taught

    WMST 498:  Intersectional Social Justice (Winter 2018)

    Judy Rohrer is author of the three books below as well as a number of journal articles, book chapters, and popular essays. See her website for details:

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  • Candace Martin
    Candace Martin
    Women's and Gender Studies Program Coordinator
    207C Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2847
    Fax: 509.359.6902

    Candace received her B.A. in English, Psychology, and Women's and Gender Studies from Case Western Reserve University in 2012. During her time at CWRU, Candace worked at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and interned at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. She also served as president of Alpha Chi Omega, a sorority with the philanthropy of domestic violence awareness and prevention. Prior to her time at EWU, Candace completed a year of AmeriCorps service on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico and planned events for non-profits. As of February 2016, she supports the Women's and Gender Studies program.

  • Lisa Logan, M.A.
    Lisa Logan, M.A.
    Women's and Gender Education Center Manager
    207D Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2898
    Fax: 509.359.6902

    Lisa received their BA in Women's and Gender Studies from Eastern Washington University in 2009. Lisa was also involved at EWU as a McNair Scholar as a non-traditional student and did research on representations of bisexuality and motherhood in film. Lisa received their MA in Gender and Women's Studies from University of Arizona in 2013 and researched technologies of childbirth. Prior to coming to EWU to lead the W.A.G.E. Center, Lisa worked in an environmental nonprofit organization and an anti-racist, anti-violence nonprofit organization in Spokane.

    Lisa is here to support students who are parenting, those who are food insecure, LGBTQ+ students, and student activists. Lisa helps lead the H.O.M.E. Program, NEW Leadership, the Activist in Residence Program. Lisa also served as the co-chair of the President's Committee on Diversity. You can also ask Lisa about the Scary Feminists and Planned Parenthood Generation Action, since they advise those clubs.

  • Elizabeth A. Kissling, Ph.D.
    Elizabeth A. Kissling, Ph.D.
    Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
    207G Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.7389

    Educational Background

    Ph.D., University of Illinois, Speech Communication
    A.M., University of Illinois, Speech Communication  

    Research Interests

    Reproductive justice, media representations of women's reproductive and sexual health, feminist media analysis, disability studies, and women's health. 

    Courses Taught

    WMST 101: Introduction to Women's Studies
    WMST 250: Gender, Representation, and Popular Culture (NEW in 2020)
    WMST 266: Gender, Health, and Marginalization (NEW in 2020)
    WMST 310: Issues in Women's Studies
    CMST 314/WMST 314: Gender & Communication
    WMST/HLED 366: Women's Health Issues
    CMST/WMST 416: Gender & Media
    CMST/WMST 419: Sex, Sexuality, and Communication
    WMST 490: Capstone in Women's and Gender Studies

    Dr. Kissling is the author of Capitalizing on the Curse: The Business of Menstruation and scholarly articles about communication and menstruation; body image and dieting; sexual harassment; and folklore surrounding menstruation and menarche. She is also Associate Editor of Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies, due in 2020 from Pagrave-Macmillan,

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  • Mimi Marinucci, Ph.D.
    Mimi Marinucci, Ph.D.
    Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy
    207 Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6026

    Educational Background

    PhD, Temple University, Philosophy
    Graduate Certificate, Temple University, Women's Studies
    BA, University of Delaware, Philosophy and Sociology

    Research Interests

    Epistemology, Feminist Theory, Gender & Sexuality, Popular Culture, and Queer Theory.

    Courses Taught

    PHIL/WMST 420: Queer Theory
    PHIL/WMST 417: Women & Ethics
    PHIL/WMST 440: Women & Philosophy
    WMST 410: Feminist Theories   
    WMST 220: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Studies
    PHIL 410: Theories of Knowledge
    PHIL 398: Philosophy & Popular Culture
    PHIL 301: Formal Logic
    PHIL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    PHIL 211: Introduction to Philosophy

    Mimi Marinucci is the author of Feminism is Queer: The Intimate Connection Between Queer and Feminist Theory which is available in a second edition and has also been translated into Korean. Marinucci is also the editor of Jane Austen and Philosophy and the author of numerous articles and book chapters that address the intersecting issues of gender, philosophy, and popular culture. Marinucci is currently doing research on gender, robotics, and artificial intelligence, particularly the phenomenon of sex robots.

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  • Jessi Willis, Ph.D.
    Jessi Willis, Ph.D.
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender Studies, Graduate Program Coordinator
    207E Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.4382
    Fax: 509.359.6902

    Educational Background

    Ph.D., Clark University, Women's Studies
    Certificate, Colleges of Worcester Consortium, College Teaching
    M.A., New College of California, Feminist Clinical Psychology
    B.A., University California Santa Cruz, Literature & Women's Studies

    Research Interests

    Feminist Pedagogy, Girlhood and Sexual Identity Development, Gender and Sexuality in Visual Culture, LGBTQ Politics, Activism and History

    Courses Taught:

    WMST 101: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
    WMST 310: Issues in Women's Studies
    WMST/PSCY 331: Psychology of Women
    WMST 410: Feminist Theory
    WMST 411: Feminist Methodologies
    WMST 413: Gender and Youth Culture
    WMST 414: Gender and Sexuality in Cinema
    WMST 498: Transgender History

    Dr. Willis is the author of The Making of Modern Girlhood.

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  • Sally Winkle, Ph.D.
    Sally Winkle, Ph.D.
    Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and German, Former Director of Women's and Gender Studies
    207 Monroe Hall

    I served as faculty at EWU from 1983 to 2018. I first came to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as an Assistant Professor in German. I have taught a wide variety of courses in German language, literature, and culture, in addition to feminist theory, and issues in women's studies. I have traveled many times to Europe and especially Germany, where I studied in Heidelberg and Erlangen in the 1970s. I taught and co-directed a summer program in Lubeck, Germany for several years, from 1997-2004.

    My dissertation research centered on the representation of women in 18th century German literature, and much of my subsequent scholarship has focused on women and gender in German literature, culture, and film. I have been active with the Women's & Gender Studies program since 1983, and I was Director of the Program from 1998 to 2018.

    Educational Background:

    B.A. Knox College  1973

    Study at Universitat Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany   1976-77

    M.A. University of Georgia  1977

    Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, German Literature  1984

    Research interests:

    Gender and sexuality in German film, Holocaust film; and German women writers of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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