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Alice Jardine

Alice Jardine

Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

On leave for Spring 2022

Alice Jardine is Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) and of Studies of Women, Gender & Sexuality (WGS) at Harvard University, where she co-founded and helped to develop and lead WGS. Her teaching in RLL focuses on 20th- and 21st-century French/Francophone literature, poststructuralist and feminist theory. In WGS, her courses... Read more about Alice Jardine

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Caroline Light

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

 

Caroline Light is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in WGS. Her research explores histories of citizenship and belonging, and the ways in which white supremacy, (hetero)sexism, and classism shape collective (mis)memory and archival silence. Light's first book, That Pride of Race and Character: the Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South (NYU Press, 2014) illuminates the experience of southern Jewish assimilation through the lens of benevolent uplift. ... Read more about Caroline Light

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Durba Mitra

Durba Mitra

Richard B. Wolf Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Acting Director of The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Durba Mitra is the Richard B. Wolf Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University.

Mitra works at the intersection of feminist and queer studies. ... Read more about Durba Mitra

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5 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Marya T. Mtshali

Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality -- Spring 2023
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School

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Marya Thembi Mtshali is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Technology and Social Change Project at the Shorenstein Center in the Harvard Kennedy School and a Lecturer in Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. Additionally, she has taught classes at Wellesley College and Clark University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College under the tutelage of Zine Magubane, Ph.D. She obtained her B.S. in Sociology, B.S. in Marketing with an emphasis in international business, and a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Arizona State University.... Read more about Marya T. Mtshali

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Afsaneh Najmabadi

Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History
Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Afsaneh Najmabadi is the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. Her book, Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), received the 2005 Joan Kelly Memorial Prize... Read more about Afsaneh Najmabadi

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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Sarah Richardson

Director of Graduate Studies
Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Professor of the History of Science

Sarah S. Richardson is Professor of the History of Science and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. She is jointly appointed in the Department of the History of Science and the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.... Read more about Sarah Richardson

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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Linda Schlossberg

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Pronouns: she/her

Linda Schlossberg received her Ph.D in English and American Literature from Harvard, where she now serves as Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies for WGS and teaches courses in literature and creative writing.... Read more about Linda Schlossberg

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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Clarisse Wells

Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality -- Fall 2022

I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Department of South Asian Studies with a Secondary Field in the Studies of Women, Gender,...

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