Meet the Faculty.
Office: Sitterly House 106
Education: A.B., Bryn Mawr College, 1972; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1992
Biography: Wendy Kolmar is Professor of English and of Women’s and Gender Studies. She teaches courses on feminist theory and the history of feminist thought, Victorian literature, women and literature, gothic and supernatural literature, film and literary criticism. She serves regularly as a consultant and reviewer for women’s and gender studies programs around the country and also served for many years on various governing bodies of the National Women’s Studies Association. Her publications include Haunting the House of Fiction: Feminist Perspectives on Ghost Stories by American Women (with Lynette Carpenter ‑‑ 1991); Creating an Inclusive College Curriculum: A Teaching Source Book from the New Jersey Project (edited with Ellen G. Friedman, Charley B. Flint, and Paula Rothenberg — 1996); A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Ghost Stories by British and American Women Writers (with Lynette Carpenter –1998); Feminist Theory: A Reader ( with Fran Batkowski, now in its fourth edition.) and a special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly, entitled Looking Across the Lens: Women’s Studies and Film.
Office: Faulkner House, 7
Education: B.A. National University of Colombia, 2004; M.A. Syracuse University 2011; Ph.D. Syracuse University, 2018
Biography: Carolina is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Drew University and she teaches in Women’s and Gender Studies and Anthropology. She is interested in transnational, women of color, and global south feminisms, particularly in Latin America. She has conducted ethnographic research with organizations of the Colombian Women’s Movement and with rural communities impacted by the armed conflict. Carolina aims to better understand the processes of collaboration between feminist NGOs and grassroots organizations, including the feminist discourse that activists use to transform the lives of working class and rural women victims of political violence. Building on methods and theories of political and feminist anthropology, she examines these processes against the larger histories of colonialism, the ideologies of race, class, and gender, and the legacy of various Latin American social movements on contemporary feminist activism. Drawing on postcolonial and decolonial approaches, she explores hidden forms of political agency and resistance.
In connection to grassroots women’s organizing, she is interested in a number of related themes including justice, peace, and reparation, trauma and memory, rural development, ecofeminism, and the politics of gossip. Overall, through her teaching and research she seeks to highlight the possibilities of popular feminisms and other bottom-up approaches to social justice in the Global South.
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|Summer Harrison||English/Environmental Studies||x3217
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|Jinee Lokaneeta||Political Science||x3430
|Rosemary McLaughlin||Theatre Arts||x3249
|Karen Pechilis||Religious Studies||x3124
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