College of Arts and Sciences

Janet Badia, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Professor & Director of Women's Studies

Janet Badia, Ph.D.

  • Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 35E
  • Phone: 260-481-6895
  • E-mail: badiaj@ipfw.edu

Research Interests: The history of women's reading; feminist theory; girl culture; women and popular culture; women and higher education; and American women writers, most notably Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton.

Courses:
WOST W210: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 
WOST W302: Girl Culture in the U.S. 
WOST W302: Women's Self-Portraits in Literature & Art
WOST W302: Sylvia Plath
WOST W302: Women Novelists in the U. S. 
WOST W304: Feminist Theories
WOST W400: Disciplining Women's Studies

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Monica Young, Secretary
  • Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 35F
  • Phone: 260-481-6711
  • E-mail: younma03@ipfw.edu
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Post-Doctorate Teaching Fellow: 

Katherine Fobear, Ph.D., Sociology and Anthropology, University of British Columbia

Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 33
Phone: 260-481-0283
E-mail: fobeark@ipfw.edu
Research Interests: forced migration, critical race, and queer communities 
Courses:
WOST W225: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture 
WOST W301: Speaking Across Borders: Perspectives Around Global Women's Rights between Feminists in The Global North and South

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Limited Term Lecturers (LTL): 

Lisa Beringer, Ph.D., American Studies, Purdue University

Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 35F
Phone: 260-481-6711
E-mail: beringel@ipfw.edu
Research Interests: American literature, history, and culture with an emphasis on African-American literature and history. 
Courses:
WOST W225: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture (online)
WOST W240: Women, Race and Identity (online)

Elizabeth Mannir, M. A. Arabic Studies and Literature
(ABD), State University of New York, Stony Brook

Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 35D
Phone: 260-481-6711
E-mail: mannire@ipfw.edu
Research Interests: post-colonial theory; psychoanalysis; trauma studies; national reconciliation projects; travel writing; migrations between Europe and North Africa; North African literature and cinema; the 'sheik' romance genre and the romance industry; feminist and queer political theory and philosophy; political theology
Courses:
WOST W210: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
WOST W240: Feminism and Food
WOST W301: Beyond the Harem: Women in North Africa and the Middle East
WOST W302: Sexuality and Literature

Katherine Pruitt, M.A., English, Indiana University-Purdue University
Fort Wayne

Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 35D
Phone: 260-481-6711
E-mail: pruittk@ipfw.edu
Courses:
WOST W210: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
WOST W225: Gender, Sexuality and Popular

Theresa Rojas, M.L.S.
ABD, McNair Scholar, Ohio State University
Comparative Media Studies, MIT
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Fellow

Office: Women's Studies, Liberal Arts, Room 35 F
Phone: 260-481-6711
E-mail: rojast@ipfw.edu
Research Interestsmulti-ethnic literature; latino literature; feminist studies; internationally collected artist in acrylics, polymer and gel mediums
Courses:
WOST W210: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (online)