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: Sitterly House 105
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.
Office: Brothers College 104A
Phone: (973) 408-3139
Education: B.A. University of Oregon, 1988; M.A. Rutgers University, 1996; Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2000
Biography: Debra J. Liebowitz is a Professor of International Relations and Women’s & Gender Studies, and the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Development, in the College of Liberal Arts at Drew University (Madison, NJ). Her work focuses on gender, political organizing, global governance and the United Nations’ human rights system. Her most recent scholarship includes, “Due Diligence and Gender Violence: Parsing its Power and its Perils” in the Cornell International Law Journal 48:2 (2015) (with Julie Goldscheid); “Gender Equality Oversimplified: Using CEDAW to Counter the Measurement Obsession” in the International Studies Review, (December 2014 with Susanne Zwingel); “Comprehension Obscured: Feminist Ideas and Policy Directives,” in Politics & Gender (2013)
She has worked for the past twenty years doing gender and human rights related-training and research at the United Nations. In this capacity she has trained women’s rights activists from more than 60 countries on how to use the UN’s human rights system to advocate for political change at home. She has worked closely with IWRAW Asia Pacific, a Malaysia-based international women’s rights NGO, and is a member of their International Program Management Team. She is currently on the advisory board for Association for Women’s Rights and Development’s (AWID) Fund.
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