Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Field Description

The minor in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on feminist scholarship in the humanities and the social sciences. The program not only explores the histories and situations of women in different cultural and social contexts but also examines how the institutionalization and representation of sexual difference structures social relations, cultural values, and educational parameters. Students interested in pursuing feminist scholarship in conjunction with their discipline-based research choose a faculty member in the Field of Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies to serve on their Special Committee and to participate in designing an appropriate interdisciplinary program of study.

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

Contact Information

Website: https://as.cornell.edu/feminist-gender-sexuality-studies-major-minor
Email: fgss@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-6480

391 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

  • feminist, gender, and sexuality studies (minor)

Faculty

Leslie Allen Adelson

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: postwar German literature; migrant and minority discourses; Jewish studies; feminist theory; cultural history

Anindita Banerjee

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Rosemary Batt

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: labor markets; changing nature of work and technology; service sector employment and productivity; work-family relations

Judith Eleanor Bernstock

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: modern art, nineteenth- and twentieth- centuries

Francine D Blau

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: labor market outcomes of men and women (including wages, occupations, etc.); labor force participation decisions; labor economics; demographic outcomes

Carole Boyce Davies

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Judith A. Byfield

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Debra Ann Castillo

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: Hispanic women writers

Derek S Chang

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: Asian-American history; African-American history; ethnicity and race (United States and comparative); American social and cultural history; U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction; comparative slavery and emancipation; American religious history; immigration history

Julia Haeyoon Chang

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: Spanish literature and culture, gender, sexuality and feminist studies, medicine and literature, late Spanish imperialism

Elisha Cohn

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Barbara Correll

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: gender and sexuality in Renaissance literature and cultural history; early modern women's writing

Ileen A Devault

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: U.S. working-class history; women's labor history; gender and class

Brooke Erin Duffy

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: digital and social media, gender and feminism, creative labor and cultural production, online self-presentation, consumer culture, impact of new technologies on work and labor

Matthew Anthony Evangelista

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: international relations; gender and war; international humanitarian law

Maria Fernandez

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: history and theory of digital art; cybernetics and art in the late 1950s and 1960s; artificial life art; the integration of media theory with post-colonial and feminist theory

Cheryl Finley

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Arnika Fuhrmann

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

J. Ellen Gainor

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: feminist theatre criticism and theory; women playwrights

Durba Ghosh

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: modern south Asia; gender; colonialism

Sandra Elaine Greene

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: gender and ethnicity in precolonial West Africa

Sabine Haenni

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: American cinema and cultural studies, intersections of gender and ethnicity in U.S. popular and mass culture

Kimberly Joy Haines-Eitzen

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: early Christianity; women's studies; biblical studies; early Judaism

Ellis Hanson

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: queer theory; Victorian studies; film

Saida Hodzic

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: medical anthropology, feminism, violence; Ghana, Africa

Cary S. Howie

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: French and Italian middle Ages in relation to literacy theory, theology and queer studies

Robert Morris Hutchens

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: impact of welfare programs on female-headed families

Karen Jaime

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Jane A. Juffer

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: feminist theory; Latino/a culture; cultural studies; ethnography

Mary Fainsod Katzenstein

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: women and politics; population policy; South Asia

Oneka LaBennett

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Stacey A. Langwick

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Claudia Lazzaro

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: medieval and Renaissance art history

Kathleen Perry Long

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: French Renaissance literatures and cultures, history of science, gender and sexuality studies (hermaphrodites, early modern transexuality and religious violence)

Tamara L Loos

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: Southeast Asia; Thailand; gender; legal studies; sexuality; Internet; travel; identity

Kate Manne

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: moral philosophy, meta-ethics, moral psychology, practical reason, social philosophy, social epistemology, analytic ideology critique, feminist philosophy, misogyny

Vida Maralani

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: stratification, demography, education, gender, health

Kate McCullough

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: gay and lesbian studies; women and literature; feminist theory

Laura Lee Meixner

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: women art patrons (nineteenth century); representations of women in the nineteenth century

Marilyn Migiel

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Mary Beth Norton

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: American women; women in America before 1860

Judith Ann Peraino

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: medieval music; popular music; gender and sexuality in music

Lucinda Ramberg

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: sexuality, gender, religion, power; South India, United States

Masha Raskolnikov

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: Middle English literature; allegory theory; medieval philosophy and rhetoric; contemporary critical theory; feminist and queer studies

Riche D. Richardson

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Annelise Riles

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Noliwe Rooks

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Margaret Walsh Rossiter

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: women and gender in the history of science

Nerissa Russell

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: European and Near Eastern pre-history; Neolithic studies; zooarchaeology and bone tools; inequality; human-animal relationships; social and symbolic roles of animals and meat

Naoki Sakai

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: nationalism; colonialism; racism; the study of visuality, aural-orality and body; translation and writing systems; 17th- to 20th-Century Japanese thought; Japanese literacy criticism; subjectivity and comparative philosophy

Nicholas G. Salvato

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: 20th century aesthetics and culture, modern drama, theatre and performance, queer theory, popular representations of gender and sexuality; histories and theories of melodrama

Shirley R Samuels

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: American women; women's fiction

Paul Steven Sangren

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: Chinese studies; demography; economic anthropology; comparative religion; ideology and social production

Vilma Santiago-Irizarry

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: ethnoracial identity; law; medicine; language; institutional culture; ethnographic methods; dance; the United States; Spanish-speaking Caribbean

Katherine Sender

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: gender, sexuality and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer media, research areas span television, audiences, cultural production, consumer culture and globalization

Suman Seth

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: history of physical sciences in the 19th and 20th Centuries; gender and science; science, colonialism, and nationalism

Samantha Noelle Sheppard

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Pamela S. Tolbert

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: organizations, gender stratification

Marie-Claire Vallois

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: French women writers; French feminism; women in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France

Amy Villarejo

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: feminist and queer film/video; "Third Cinema"; postcolonial film/video; Marxism/cultural studies

Sofia A. Villenas

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Mildred Elaine Warner

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: privatization; devolution; social policy; economic development; social capital

Sara L. Warner

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: dramatic literature; performance studies; theories of gender and sexuality; queer performance and culture; second wave feminism

Kim A Weeden

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Rachel Judith Weil

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: gender; political culture in early modern England and Europe

Lindy Brooks Williams

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: family sociology and household decision making

Dagmawi Woubshet

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Research Interests: AIDS narratives; African-American literature and culture; queer studies; Ethiopian poetics