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Faculty and Staff

Below you will find a listing of the faculty and staff for the Women's and Gender Studies Program. If you are unsure of who to contact with your questions, please call the main program office at (509) 359.2847.

  • Elizabeth A. Kissling, Ph.D.
    Elizabeth A. Kissling, Ph.D.
    Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Communication Studies
    207 Monroe Hall
    Phone: (509) 359-2875

    Educational Background

    Ph.D., University of Illinois, Speech Communication

    A.M., University of Illinois, Speech Communication  

    Research Interests

    Postfeminism, feminist cultural studies, media representations of women's reproductive and sexual health, reproductive justice, women's health.  

    Courses Taught

    WMST 101: Introduction to Women's Studies
    WMST 310: Issues in Women's Studies
    WMST 490: Capstone in Women's and Gender Studies
    CMST 310: Interpersonal Communication
    CMST 312: Nonverbal Communication
    CMST 314/WMST 314: Gender & Communication
    CMST 335: Conference Management
    CMST 396: Social Media & Your Career
    CMST 400: Message Design
    CMST 404/WMST 404: Women and Men in Communication
    CMST 413: Communication in Personal Relationships
    CMST/WMST 416: Gender & Media
    CMST/WMST 419: Sex, Sexuality, and Communication
    CMST 452: Cultural Studies
    CMST 458: Images, Messages, & Meanings
    CMST 490: Senior Capstone in Communication
    CMST 540: Graduate Seminar in Communication
    CMST 550: Sex, Sexuality, and Communication
    CMST 502: Contemporary Trends in Communication Research
    CMST 522: Research Design & Analysis II
    CMST 569: Thesis Preparation Workshop
    CSBS 331: Documents-based Research Methods

    Dr. Kissling is the author of Capitalizing on the Curse: The Business of Menstruation, and scholarly articles about communication and menstruation; body image and dieting; sexual harassment; and folklore surrounding menstruation and menarche.

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  • Lisa Logan, M.A.
    Lisa Logan, M.A.
    Women's Studies Center Manager
    207F Monroe Hall
    Phone: (509) 359-2898
  • Mimi Marinucci, Ph.D.
    Mimi Marinucci, Ph.D.
    Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy
    266 Patterson Hall
    Phone: (509) 359-6026

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  • Jessica Willis, Ph.D.
    Jessica Willis, Ph.D.
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender Studies, Graduate Program Coordinator
    207E Monroe Hall
    Phone: (509) 359-4382

    Educational Background

    Ph.D. Women's and Gender Studies, Clark University, Worcester MA

    MA Feminist Clinical Psychology for the New College of California.

    BA Literature and Women's Studies from UC Santa Cruz.

    Research Interests

    Political Implications of Gender, Sexuality, and Race on the Body; The Politics of Representation; and Political Theory, Race and Sexual Contract. 

    Teaching Interests

    Gender in Society

    Feminist Contributions to Political Theory

    Feminism and the Construction of Knowledge

    Women and Politics

    Sexual Citizenship

    Gender and Sexuality in Flim

    Principles of Sociology

    Body Image and Identity Formation 

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  • Sally Winkle, Ph.D.
    Sally Winkle, Ph.D.
    Women's and Gender Studies Director, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and German
    207 Monroe Hall
    Phone: (509) 359-2409

    I have been at EWU since 1983, when I came to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as an Assistant Professor in German. I have taught a wide variety of courses in German language, literature, and culture, in addition to feminist theory, and issues in women's studies. I have traveled many times to Europe and especially Germany, where I studied in Heidelberg and Erlangen in the 1970s. I taught and co-directed a summer program in Lubeck, Germany for several years, from 1997-2004.

    My dissertation research centered on the representation of women in 18th century German literature, and much of my subsequent scholarship has focused on women and gender in German literature, culture, and film. I have been active with the Women's & Gender Studies program since 1983, and I have been Director of the Program since 1998.

    Educational Background:

    B.A. Knox College  1973

    Study at Universitat Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany   1976-77

    M.A. University of Georgia  1977

    Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, German Literature  1984

    Courses taught:

    WMST 310, Issues in Women's Studies
    WMST 410, Feminist Theories
    GERM/HUMN 381, Racism and Nationalism in Central European Film
    GERM/HIST 382, 20th Century Germany: Culture, Political Conflict
    Gender, and National Identity
    GERM/HIST 383, Readings/Discussions of 20th Century Germany
    GERM 305, German Conversation
    GERM 330, Selections of German Writings

      Current Project:

      Article on Margarethe von Trotta's Rosenstrasse: Feminist Revisions of a Historical Controversy, for Blackwell Companion to German Cinema, Blackwell Press, and conference paper on Gender and Sexuality in Recent German Holocaust Film.

      Current Teaching Interests:

      Issues in Women's Studies, Feminist Theories, Post-war German Film, 20th Century Germany, German Literature of the 18th-19th centuries, German language and conversation.

      Research interests:

      Gender and sexuality in German film, Holocaust film; and German women writers of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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