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Research Staff


Hu Xiaohong

Cosponsored Affiliate

Dr. HU is a professor at school of Marxism of Northeast Normal University, China. Her research focuses on women studies and gender equality education. She pays close attention to the relationship between gender and civic education. She is the author of Gender Education: the New View of Civic Education (2010) and Tendency of Freedom-Harmonious Gender Relationship (2005). Her current research focus on feminist pedagogy in civic education and explores effective methods to improve civic education courses.


Liu Li

Cosponsored Affiliate

Dr. LIU is a professor at the school of Marxism of Guangzhou University, China. Her research focuses on Marxism, feminist theory and women's political theory. She emphasizes how feminism develops the traditional Marxism and expands Marxism’s analysis dimension. She is the author of Reinterpretation of Engels' "Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State" (2003), Public Policy Decision and Consciousness of Gender (2003),  A New Interpretation of Marxist Feminism on Capitalism and Socialism (2004), Three-dimensional Space of Politics of Race, Gender and Class (2004),  The Three-dimensional Relationship of Race, Class and Gender in the age of Economic Globalization (2007) and Power Relation In Beauty Economy (2008). Her current research focuses on women’s changing situation within capitalism's global expansion.


Kathryn "Kitty" Lundquist

Research Technician Intermediate

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Ms. Lundquist has years of experience assisting in school-based adolescent research projects.  She works with the research team, school district administrations, IT personnel, and survey companies for the projects’ many operational aspects.  She also managed a pilot language study working with senior adults.

Ms. Lundquist earned her associate's degree in business administration from Butler County Community College (1986).


Ma Shu

Cosponsored Affiliate

Dr. MA is an associate professor at East China University of Law and Political Science. Her research focuses on the Law and gender in China. The book she is working on is about the Transition of Divorce Law of China and Gender Politics (from 1950 to 2001). She is also interested in the development of feminist NGOs in China and has built contacts with many NGOs.

Janie Slayden

Senior Research Area Specialist

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Ms. Slayden is a research project manager with a broad range of experience in large, complex local and national studies. Her personal research interests correspond to the projects she has managed, namely substance use/abuse, general mental health, disaster mental health, and community health and social welfare. She has managed research studies in Detroit neighborhoods, hospitals, prisons, college campuses, residential treatment centers, and, currently, West Africa. She is former research associate director of the National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research.

Ms. Slayden earned her MA in clinical and educational psychology from Wayne State University (1984).