1136 Lane Hall
204 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Toni C. Antonucci (ex officio)
Associate Vice President-Social Sciences and Humanities, Office of the Vice President for Research
Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology
Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Faculty Associate, Institute of Gerontology
Institute for Social Research
426 Thompson St. 5100 ISR
Professor Antonucci’s research focuses on social relations and health across the life span, including multigenerational studies of the family and comparative studies of social relations in the United States, Europe, and Japan. She is currently collecting a second wave of data on the Social Relations and Health across the Life Span study.
Professor Antonucci earned her PhD from Wayne State University.
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Director of Women and Gender Studies; Arts, Sciences, & Letters, UM-Dearborn
Professor of Social Sciences; Arts, Sciences, & Letters, UM-Dearborn
Dept. of Social Sciences
Dearborn, MI 48128
Professor Bergeron's research is in the field of gender and international political economy.
Professor Bergeron earned her PhD from the University of Notre Dame.
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Elizabeth Cole (ex officio)
Department Chair, Women’s Studies
Professor of Women’s Studies and Psychology
2136 Lane Hall
Professor Cole’s scholarship examines the social construction of categories such as gender, race, and social class through a combination of theoretical and empirical work employing both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her empirical work aims to develop historically specific and culturally grounded conceptualizations of race and gender to understand group differences and similarities, with special attention to the ways these social categories depend on one another for meaning and are jointly associated with outcomes.
Professor Cole holds a PhD in psychology (personality) from the University of Michigan.
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Sandra (Sandy) Danziger
Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work
Research Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
Ford School of Public Policy
5100 Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109=3091
Sandra Danziger is director of the Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy at the Ford School. Her primary research interests are the effects of public programs and policies on the well-being of disadvantaged families, poverty policy and social service programs, demographic trends in child and family well-being, gender issues across the life course, program evaluation, and qualitative research methods. Her current research examines the role of welfare policy and programs in addressing barriers to work among single mothers. She is evaluating a family support program provided by Starfish Family Services, and she conducted an implementation study of Michigan's Jobs, Education, and Training pilot projects. She was a principal investigator on the Women's Employment Study. Professor Danziger previously researched how Michigan's General Assistance welfare recipients fared after Governor Engler terminated this income support program.
Professor Danziger earned her PhD in sociology from Boston University.
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Sarah Fenstermaker (Chair)
Professor of Women's Studies, LSA
Professor of Sociology, LSA
1136 Lane Hall
204 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1210
Professor Fenstermaker's research on women and work, domestic labor, family violence, and the workings of gender, race, and class has resulted in a long list of publications, most notably The Gender Factory: The Apportionment of Work in American Households (Plenum Press, 1985). Her publications also include an edited volume (with A. Goetting), Individual Voices, Collective Visions: Fifty Years of Women in Sociology (Temple University Press, 1995), and Doing Gender, Doing Difference: Inequality, Power, and Institutional Change (with C. West), (Routledge, 2002). Her most recent publication is Sociologists Backstage: Answers to 10 Questions about What They Do (with N. Jones) (Routledge, 2011). Professor Fenstermaker joined the university from UC Santa Barbara, where she was the first woman tenured in the Department of Sociology, and served as the founding chair of the UCSB Women's Studies program (now Feminist Studies). She served as the director of UCSB's Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research. She also served as the associate dean of the UCSB Graduate Division and as divisional vice chair of the UCSB Academic Senate. She graduated from Goucher College and received her doctorate from Northwestern University.
Professor Fenstermaker earned her PhD from Northwestern University.
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2229 Lane Hall
204 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Professor Hubbs is a musicologist and scholar of gender and sexuality. Her work examines gender and the queer in modern musical cultures, and her latest work further incorporates a focus on class. Her first book, The Queer Composition of America’s Sound (University of California Press, 2004) is an award-winning cultural history of the Thomson-Copland circle of mid-20th-century gay composers. She has received support from the CLAGS Martin Duberman Fellowship for her current book project, Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music. It combines LGBTQ and popular music studies with empirical scholarship on class.
Professor Hubbs earned her PhD in music (theory) from the University of Michigan (1990).
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Professor of Art, School of Art and Design
Professor of Women's Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
University of Michigan
School of Art & Design
1038 Art & Architecture
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069
Carol Jacobsen is an award-winning social documentary artist whose works in video and photography address issues of women's criminalization and censorship. Her art has been exhibited and screened at venues worldwide, including New York's Lincoln Center, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Centre de Cultural Contemporanea in Barcelona, the Kunstforum in Bonn, the Brussels International Film Festival, Rome's Temple Gallery, the Photography Biennial of Wanganui, New Zealand, Human Rights Watch of Beijing, and by many grass roots organizations.
Professor Jacobsen earned her MFA from Eastern Michigan University in 1980.
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Deborah Keller-Cohen (ex officio)
Senior Associate Director, IRWG
Professor of Linguistics, Women’s Studies, Education
1136 Lane Hall
Professor Keller-Cohen’s scholarly interests are in language and aging, narrative, discourse analysis, and literacy in modern and colonial America. She has conducted research in a wide range of areas using ethnographic, experimental, archival, and textual methodologies. Her work on literacy has examined both contemporary and historical American contexts with a focus on everyday understandings of reading, writing, and speaking. She has examined literate practices in a credit union, how people understand and use the phone bill, and how colonial Americans conceived of literacy.
As a discourse analyst, her work has explored how people tell their life stories with particular emphasis on individual and gender-related differences. Her newest line of work concerns language and aging with a focus on the oldest old, those over 85. In particular, she is examining the relationship between the maintenance of language skills and the nature of one's social environment and how gender, education, and cognition affect that relationship.
Professor Keller-Cohen earned her PhD in linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1974).
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Deborah Dash Moore
Frederick G L Huetwell Professor of History, LSA
Professor of Judaic Studies, LSA
Director, Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
2111 Thayer Building
202 South Thayer, #2127
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1608
Deborah Dash Moore's research focuses on American Jews from the last quarter of the 20th century to the present. She is the author of To the Golden Cities: Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L. A. (1994); a coauthor of Cityscapes: A History of New York in Images (2001); and a coeditor of the award-winning Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997). Her most recent books include GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation (2004) and the edited works American Jewish Identity Politics (2008) and Gender and Jewish History (2010).
Professor Dash Moore earned her PhD from Columbia University (1975).
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Interim Associate Director, Assistant Research Scientist, IRWG
Director, IRWG Program Area in Gender, Race, and History
G251 Lane Hall
Dr. Rosen is a historian whose research and teaching have focused on the social and cultural history of the 19th-century United States, and particularly on the intersection of race and gender in histories of slavery, emancipation, and postemancipation society. She is the author of Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South (University of North Carolina Press, 2009, recipient of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize, the Avery O. Craven Award from the Organization of American Historians, and the Willie Lee Rose Prize from the Southern Association of Women’s Historians).
Her current research treats African American experiences surrounding death and mourning during and after the Civil War and the increasing segregation of southern cemeteries in the postemancipation period. In this project, she also explores historical memory and commemoration through black women’s efforts to reclaim and restore African American burial sites.
Dr. Rosen earned her PhD in history from the University of Chicago (1999).
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Carolyn M. Sampselle
Carolyne K. Davis Collegiate Professor
Professor of Nursing
Professor of Women’s Studies
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Grants and Research Office
400 North Ingalls Building Room 4236
Professor Sampselle’s primary research focus is self-management in the context of the prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence in women. She also performs community-based research with an emphasis on establishing productive partnerships with members of the community.
Professor Sampselle earned her PhD from the University of Michigan (1985).
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Rachel Campbell Snow
Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health
Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research
Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center
3814 SPH I
1415 Washington Heights
Professor Snow conducts clinical, epidemiologic, and social research on the implementation of health technologies and services in resource-poor countries. In particular, she has examined the factors that affect the use of reproductive technologies and HIV care, and has helped design and evaluate reproductive health and HIV/AIDS programs across Africa and Asia, with sustained work in Burkina Faso, Nigeria, South Africa, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and China.
Professor Snow earned her SD in population sciences from Harvard University (1988).
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