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Graduate Student Placement

The students in the four Women’s Studies joint PhD programs at Michigan come from all over the world: South Africa, India, China, South America, Canada, and the United States. Upon completing their PhDs, some take positions as far afield as the University of KwaZulu–Natal in South Africa, across the United States at Stanford University, and as close as our own University of Michigan.

Where are all of our PhD recipients today?

  • Megan Ahern — English and Women's Studies, 2012. Consultant for the Global Partnership for Education, World Bank.
  • Lanice Avery — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2016. Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia.
  • Tiffany Ball — English and Women's Studies 2016. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women, Gender and Sexuality, Kalamazoo College.
  • Melanie Boyd — English and Women's Studies, 2003. Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Lecturer in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University.
  • Theresa Braunschneider — English and Women's Studies, 2002. Assistant Director and Co-Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan.
  • Monica Burguera History and Women's Studies, 2007. Research Fellow in Contemporary History, Universidad de Valencia.
  • Juanita Cabello — English and Women's Studies, 2007. Interpreter, Bilingual Field Interviewer, Ethnographer, Cook Children's Hospital and Texas Health Resources.
  • Cari Carpenter — English and Women's Studies, 2002. Associate Professor of English, West Virginia University.
  • Cat Cassel — English and Women's Studies, 2016. Lecturer in English and Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan.
  • Victoria Castillo History and Women's Studies, 2009. Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, College of William & Mary.
  • You-Sun Crystal Chung History and Women's Studies, 2014.
  • Jennifer (Churchwell) MacGregor — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2005. Lecturer in the First Year Program and Gender & Sexuality Studies, St. Lawrence University.
  • Laura Citrin — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2004. Faculty of Psychology & Women's Studies, The Evergreen State College.
  • Maxe (EC) Crandall — English and Women's Studies, 2006. Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University.
  • Nicola Curtin — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2011. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Clark University.
  • Christine DeLisle History and Women's Studies, 2008. Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
  • Andrea Dottolo — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2006. Assistant Professor, Psychology of Gender, Human Sexuality, and Social Psychology, Rhode Island College.
  • Holly Dugan — English and Women's Studies, 2005. Associate Professor of English, George Washington University.
  • Julie Eastin — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2006. Assistant Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Argosy University.
  • Quyen Epstein-Ngo — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2011. Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan.
  • Breanne Fahs — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2006. Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Arizona State University.
  • Dasa Francikova — History and Women's Studies, 2011. Lecturer, Feminist Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Kara French  — History and Women's Studies, 2013. Assistant Professor of U.S. Women's History, Gender, Sexuality, Salisbury University.
  • Emma Garrett — English and Women's Studies, 2013. Lecturer in Women's Studies and College-Wide Programs, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
  • Erika Gasser — History and Women's Studies, 2007. Assistant Professor of History and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati.
  • Erin Graham Psychology and Women's Studies, 2009. Staff Research Associate, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Saida Grundy — Sociology and Women's Studies, 2014. Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Boston University.
  • Janice Habarth Psychology and Women's Studies, 2008. Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University.
  • Zaje Harrell — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2002. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University.
  • Molly Hatcher  — English and Women's Studies, 2013. Program Coordinator, Graduate Student Development, Faculty Innovation Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Trevor Hoppe — Sociology and Women's Studies, 2014. Assistant Professor of Sociology, University at Albany-SUNY.
  • LE Hunter — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2015. People Analytics, hiQ Labs, San Francisco, California.
  • Benita Jackson — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2000. Associate Professor of Psychology, Smith College.
  • Emily Johnston English and Women's Studies, 2015. Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Minnesota State University Moorhead.
  • Shanta Kanukollu Psychology and Women's Studies, 2010. Licensed Clinical Psychology, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Adjunct Lecturer, Northwestern University.
  • Emily Kazyak Sociology w/ Women's Studies Certificate, 2010. Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies, University of Nebraska.
  • Jina Kim — English and Women's Studies, 2016. Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Holyoke College.
  • Julie Konik — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2005. Assistant Professor of Psychology-Education, University of Wisconsin Sheboygan.
  • Gabrielle Lawhon — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2004. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.
  • Kirsten Leng — History and Women's Studies, 2011. Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
  • Sumiao Li English and Women's Studies, 2007. Associate Professor of English, New York Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China.
  • Michelle Lilly Psychology and Women's Studies, 2008. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Northern Illinois University.
  • Yan Long — Sociology and Women's Studies, 2013. Assistant Professor of International Studies, School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington.
  • Elma Lorenzo-Blanco — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2013. Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of South Carolina.
  • Zakiya Luna — Sociology and Women's Studies, 2011. Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Emily Lutenski English and Women's Studies, 2008. Assistant Professor of American Studies, Saint Louis University.
  • Jessica Matsick — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2016. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Penn State University.
  • Christa McDermott — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2007. Director of Community Environmental Services, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
  • Maureen McDonnell — English and Women's Studies, 2005. Director of Women's and Gender Studies and Associate Professor of English, Eastern Connecticut State University.
  • Jennifer McFarlane-Harris — English and Women's Studies, 2010. Assistant Professor of English, Xavier University.
  • Kathi Miner — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2004. Assistant Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies, Texas A&M University.
  • Navaneetha Mokkil Maruthur — English and Women's Studies, 2010. Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
  • Kristine Molina — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2011. Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Samantha Montgomery — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2014. Labour Relations Officer, Professional Employees Association, Victoria, BC.
  • Amy Moors — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2015. Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Institutional Diversity and Energy Institute, University of Michigan.
  • Sridevi (Nair) Craven English and Women's Studies, 2009. Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Portland State University.
  • Vanessa Noble — History and Women's Studies, 2005. Lecturer in History, Society and Social Change, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • Colleen O'Brien — English and Women's Studies, 2001. Associate Professor of Early American Literature,  University of South Carolina Upstate.
  • Jennifer Palmer History and Women's Studies, 2008. Assistant Professor of History, University of Georgia.
  • Carla Pfeffer Sociology w/ Women's Studies Certificate, 2009. Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, University of South Carolina.
  • Sheryl Pimlott-Kubiak — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2002. Professor of Social Work, Michigan State University.
  • Rebekah Pite — History and Women's Studies, 2007. Associate Professor of History, Lafayette College.
  • Cathleen Power Psychology and Women's Studies, 2006. Faculty of Gender Studies and Service Learning Coordinator, University of Utah.
  • Jinny Prais History and Women's Studies, 2008. Assistant Director, Institute for African Studies, Columbia University.
  • Desdamona Rios Psychology and Women's Studies, 2010. Assistant Professor of Social Psychology and Women's Studies, University of Houston-Clearlake.
  • Natalie Sabik Psychology and Women's Studies, 2012. Assistant Professor of Health Studies, University of Rhode Island.
  • Diana T. Sanchez — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2005. Associate Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University.
  • Grace L. Sanders Johnson — History and Women's Studies, 2013. Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
  • J. Lotus Seeley — Women's Studies and Sociology, 2016. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Florida Atlantic University.
  • Danielle Shapiro — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2012. Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; University of Michigan Medical School.
  • LaKisha Simmons History and Women's Studies, 2009. Assistant Professor of Global Gender Studies and American Studies, University of Buffalo, SUNY.
  • Jamie Small  — Women's Studies and Sociology, 2015. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of Dayton.
  • Jocelyn Fenton Stitt — English and Women's Studies, 2002. Program Director for Faculty Research Development, University of Michigan.
  • Pavitra Sundar — English and Women's Studies, 2007. Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, Hamilton College.
  • Lai Sze Tso Sociology and Women's Studies, 2013. Researcher, University of North Carolina-Project China.
  • Lynn Verduzco Baker — Sociology and Women's Studies, 2011. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Albion College.
  • Cookie Woolner — History and Women's Studies, 2014. Assistant Professor of History, University of Memphis.
  • Jennifer Young Yim Psychology and Women's Studies, 2009. Lecturer of Psychology and American Culture, University of Michigan.
  • Ying Zhang History and Women's Studies, 2010. Assistant Professor of History, Ohio State University.
  • Ali Ziegler — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2014. Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Alaska Southeast.

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