Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) faculty come from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds, teaching and writing through the lens of public policy, race and identity, religion, legal theory and more. Browse individual faculty pages for more information on areas of expertise and office hours. 


Program Leadership

Kavita Daiya

Kavita Daiya

Program Director
Associate Professor of English
Director of Graduate Studies for the MA in WGSS

Kelly Pemberton

Kelly Pemberton

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of Religion and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Program Directory 

Full-time Faculty

Eiko Strader

Eiko Strader

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Sociology

Daniel Moshenberg

Daniel Moshenberg

Associate Professor of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Sara Matthiesen

Sara Matthiesen

Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and of History


Part-Time and Affiliated Faculty

Zarizana Aziz
Co-Instructor, Practicum

Catherine Hill
Part-time faculty




Attiya Ahmad
Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

Jameta Barlow
Assistant Professor of Writing

Nemata Blyden
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs

Naomi Cahn
Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, GWU Law School

Elizabeth Chacko
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Geography and of International Affairs

Erin Chapman
Associate Professor of History and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Patricia Chu
Associate Professor of English

Cayo Gamber
Associate Professor of Writing and of Women’s Studies

Cynthia Harrison
Associate Professor Emeritus of History, of Women’s Studies, and of Public Policy

Leslie Jacobson
Chair, Professor of Theater and Dance



Alexa Alice Joubin
Professor of English

Ivy Ken
Associate Professor of Sociology

Randi Kristensen

Assistant Professor of Writing

Melani McAlister
Professor of American Studies and International Affairs

Robert McRuer
Professor of English

Kimberly Morgan
Professor of Political Science

Mika Natif
Assistant Professor of Art History
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Art History

Katrin Schultheiss
Associate Professor of History

Cristin McKnight Sethi
Assistant Professor of Art History

Katherine Wasdin
Assistant Professor of Classics

Gail Weiss
Dean’s Research Chair and Professor of Philosophy