Gender Studies

Mark Taper Hall of Humanities 422
(213) 740-8286
FAX: (213) 740-6168

Chair: Alice Echols, Ph.D.


Barbra Streisand Professor of Contemporary Gender Studies: Alice Echols, Ph.D. (English and History)

Professors: Lois Banner, Ph.D. (History); Joseph Boone, Ph.D. (English); Judith Halberstam, Ph.D.* (English); Sharon Hays, Ph.D. (Sociology); Michael Messner, Ph.D. (Sociology); Gloria Orenstein, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature); Sherry Marie Velasco, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese)

Associate Professors: Sheila Briggs, Ph.D. (Religion); Ange-Marie Hancock, Ph.D. (Political Science); Tara McPherson, Ph.D. (Cinematic Arts); Karen L. Tongson, Ph.D. (English)

Gender Studies Advisory Board

Professors: Elinor Accampo, Ph.D. (History); Judith Bennett, Ph.D. (History); Warren Bennis, Ph.D. (Business); Lisa Bitel, Ph.D. (History); David Cruz, Ph.D. (Law); Elizabeth Garrett, J.D. (Provost); Diane Ghirardo, Ph.D. (Architecture); Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Ph.D. (Sociology); Janet Hoskins, Ph.D. (Anthropology); Eunice Howe, Ph.D. (Art History); Peggy Kamuf, Ph.D. (French & Italian); Mark Kann, Ph.D. (Political Science); Nancy Lutkehaus, Ph.D. (Anthropology); Susan McCabe, Ph.D. (English); Beth Meyerowitz, Ph.D. (Psychology); Justin Pearlman, Ph.D. (Office of the Vice Provost); Azade-Ayse Rorlich, Ph.D. (History); Eliz Sanasarian, Ph. D. (Political Science); Hilary Schor, Ph.D. (English); Ellen Seiter, Ph.D. (Cinematic Arts); David Sloane, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development); Melora Sundt, Ph.D. (Education); Ruth Wallach, MLS (USC Libraries); Holly Willis, Ph.D. (Cinematic Arts); Diane Winston, Ph.D. (Journalism)

Associate Professors: Marjorie Becker, Ph.D. (History); Bettine Birge, Ph.D. (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Tracy Fullerton, Ph.D. (Cinematic Arts); Alice Gambrell, Ph.D. (English); Sharon Gillerman, Ph.D. (Hebrew Union College); Kara Keeling, Ph.D. (Cinematic Arts); Paul Lerner, Ph.D. (History); Lori Meeks, Ph.D. (Religion)

Assistant Professors: Michelle Gordon, Ph.D. (English); Megan Reid, Ph.D. (Religion); Diana Williams, Ph.D. (History)

Lecturers: M.G. Lord, Ph.D. (Professional Writing); Amy Parish, Ph.D. (Anthropology and Gender Studies)

Administrative Associates: Susan Harris, Ph.D. (Joint Educational Project); Todd Henneman (Center for Women and Men); Danielle Lancon (Center for Women and Men); Brie Loskota (Center for Religion and Civic Culture)

The Gender Studies Program explores, across disciplines and cultures, the changing roles, functions and images of women and men from feminist perspectives. The undergraduate major focuses on the evidence and argument about what the places of women and men are in culture and what they should be. Course offerings include interdisciplinary core courses, selected cross-listed classes in more than 20 departments and the upper-division community internship and senior seminar. Majors work with program faculty, in conjunction with USC Dornsife College Advising, to develop a four-year program designed to meet their individual needs. The program also offers a minor and a graduate certificate for students majoring in other disciplines.