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 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 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 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 Studies (online)