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Women's and Gender Studies Faculty

The faculty in Saint Louis University’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies are leading scholars in their fields. Their research includes topics such as the philosophy of feminism, women’s quest for citizenship rights and the battered women’s movement in St. Louis.

Core Faculty

Secondary Faculty

Faculty with secondary appointments in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies serve three-year terms and are able to renew their appointments. Faculty are selected based on their teaching, scholarship and commitment to students and the department.

Advisory Board

The women's and gender studies advisory board is comprised of volunteered faculty and staff members from with in the WGS-affiliated community. They serve two-year terms and are able to renew their appointments.

Faculty are selected based on their teaching, scholarship and commitment to students and the department. Advisory board members help approve policy changes in the department, keep us informed about what is happening across the university, give us advice, and serve as advocates for women's and gender studies in whatever forums they find themselves.

  • Harold Braswell, Ph.D. (Center for Health Care Ethics)
  • Jill Bright, (Pius Library)
  • Anne Dewey, Ph.D. (Madrid Campus Liaison)
  • Torrie Hester, Ph.D. (Department of History)
  • Wynne Moskop, Ph.D. (Department of Political Science)
  • Elizabeth Richard, Ph.D. (Department of Communication)
  • Jennifer Semsar, (Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Angela Smart, Ph.D. (Department of Languages, Literatures, Cultures)
  • Kent Staley, Ph.D. (Department of Philosophy)
  • Sabrina Tyuse, Ph.D. (School of  Social Work)
  • Joya Uraizee, Ph.D. (Department of English)
  • Connie Wagner, J.D. (Law School)