Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Christina Gerken, Director

Christina Gerken, Director

Wiekamp Hall, DW2259
cgerken@iusb.edu
574-520-4308

Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University, 2007), Associate Professor of Women's Studies, contemporary immigration, immigrant communities, race and ethnicity, reproductive rights, and social movements.

April Lidinsky


Wiekamp Hall, DW2257
alidinsk@iusb.edu
574-520-4528

Ph.D. (Rutgers University, 2000), Associate Professor, transatlantic representations of race and class in 19th and 20th century women's texts (autobiography, fiction and non-fiction, theory, history, and pop-culture).

Andrea Rusnock

Andrea Rusnock

Wiekamp Hall, DW2255
krusnock@iusb.edu
574-520-4577

Ph.D. (University of Southern California, 2002), Professor of Art History.

Staff

Kathi Piekarski, Department Secretary
B.A. (Indiana University)
Wiekamp Hall 2288
kpiekars@iusb.edu
(574) 520-5509

Women's Studies Governing Board

 

DIRECTOR: Christina Gerken, Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University, 2007), Associate Professor of Women's Studies, contemporary immigration, immigrant communities, race and ethnicity, reproductive rights, and social movements.

Elizabeth Bennion, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001), Professor of Political Science, American politics, parties and interest groups, public opinion and political participation, race and gender politics.

Catherine Borshuk, Ph.D. (Carleton University, 2000), Professor of Psychology, social psychology, psychology of women.

Louise Collins, Ph.D. (McGill University, 1993), Professor of Philosophy, feminist ethics, social philosophy, and feminist philosophy.

Chu He, Ph.D. (University of Miami, 2009), Associate Professor of English.

April Lidinsky, Ph.D. (Rutgers University, 2000), Associate Professor, transatlantic representations of race and class in 19th and 20th century women's texts (autobiography, fiction and non-fiction, theory, history, and pop-culture).

Betsy Lucal, Ph.D. (Kent State University, 1996), Professor of Sociology, intersection of gender, race, class, and sexuality, teaching about inequality and theory.

Stacie Merken, Ph.D. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2015). Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Violent offenders (both female and male: serial killers, sex offenders, mass murderers, spree killers); stalking offenders and victims; victimology; criminological theory ; media, ideology, and politics of crime/myths vs. reality; criminal justice policy and laws; prison subculture/special populations and prisoner reentry; police personalities/gender/stress.

Alison Moss<mailto:armoss@iusb.edu>, Ph.D. (The University of Illinois at Chicago, 2019), Instructor of Sociology.

Andrea Rusnock, Ph.D. (University of Southern Califorinia, 2002), Professor of Art History

Monica Tetzlaff, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania, 1995), Associate Professor of History. Civil Rights, Women's History.

Lisa Zwicker, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley, 2002), Professor of History, modern German history, processes of cultural change, the impact of religious and ethnic prejudices, and the rise of nationalism in the nineteenth century.

Retired Faculty

Founding WGS professor, Dr. Patricia McNeal. 1942 - 2018

Dr. Patricial McNeal died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in Vero Beach Florida. Trained as an historian, Dr. McNeal served on the faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1986 to her retirement in 2008. She developed the Women's Studies Program, and positively influenced the livesof many students, faculty, and staff in her years of service to IU South Bend.

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