Graduate Student Placement

The students in the four Women’s Studies joint PhD programs at Michigan come from around the world: South Africa, India, China, South America, Canada, and the United States. When they leave here, some return home to take up positions in universities as far away from Ann Arbor as the University of KwaZulu–Natal in South Africa and as close as Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan itself.

  • Megan Ahern — English, 2012. Postdoctoral Scholar, Disciplines and Technologies Project, Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago.
  • Melanie Boyd — English, 2003. Lecturer & Special Advisor to the Dean on Gender Issues, Yale University.
  • Theresa Braunschneider — English, 2002. Associate Professor of English, Washington and Lee University, and Visiting Consultant at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan.
  • Monica Burguera History, 2007. Research Fellow in Contemporary History, Universidad de Valencia.
  • Juanita Cabello — English, 2007.
  • Cari Carpenter — English, 2002. Associate Professor of English, West Virginia University.
  • Victoria Castillo History, 2009. Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's Studies, College of William & Mary.
  • Jennifer (Churchwell) MacGregor — Psychology, 2005. Independent Scholar, Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley.
  • Laura Citrin — Psychology, 2004. Adjunct Professor of Psychology & Women's Studies, Evergreen State College.
  • EC Crandall — English, 2006. Lecturer, University Writing Program, Columbia University.
  • Nicola Curtin — Psychology, 2011. Assistant Professor Psychology, Clark University.
  • Christine DeLisle History, 2008. Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.
  • Andrea Dottolo — Psychology, 2006. Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Worcester State University.
  • Holly Dugan — English, 2005. Assistant Professor of English, George Washington University.
  • Julie Eastin — Psychology, 2006. Assistant Director of Mental Health, Chase Brexton Health Services.
  • Quyen Epstein-Ngo — Psychology, 2011. Postdoctoral Fellow, Addiction Studies Research Center, University of Michigan.
  • Breanne Fahs — Psychology, 2006. Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Arizona State University West.
  • Dasa Francikova — History, 2011. Visiting Lecturer, Feminist Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Kara French  — History, 2013. Assistant Professor of History, Salisbury University.
  • Erika Gasser — History, 2007. Assistant Professor of History, University of Cincinnati.
  • Erin Graham Psychology, 2009. Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
  • Janice Habarth Psychology, 2008. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Palo Alto University.
  • Zaje Harrell — Psychology, 2002. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University.
  • Molly Hatcher  — English, 2013. Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin.
  • Benita Jackson — Psychology, 2000. Associate Professor of Psychology, Smith College.
  • Shanta Kanukollu Psychology, 2010. Staff Psychologist, Lake County Adult Probation & Psychological Services.
  • Emily Kazyak Sociology w/ WS Certificate, 2010. Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies, University of Nebraska.
  • Julie Konik — Psychology, 2005. Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Lawrence University.
  • Gabrielle Dawn Lawhon — Psychology, 2004. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.
  • Kirsten Leng — History, 2011. New Faculty Fellow, History and Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Columbia University.
  • Sumiao Li English, 2007. Assistant Professor of English, New York Institute of Technology.
  • Michelle Lilly Psychology, 2008. Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois University.
  • Yan Long — Sociology, 2013. Postdoctoral Fellow of Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University.
  • Elma Lorenzo-Blanco — Psychology, 2013. Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina.
  • Zakiya Luna — Sociology, 2011. President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
  • Emily Lutenski English, 2008. Assistant Professor of American Studies, Saint Louis University.
  • Christa McDermott — Psychology, 2007. Environmental Psychologist.
  • Maureen McDonnell — English, 2005. Director of Women's and Gender Studies and Associate Professor of English, Eastern Connecticut State University.
  • Jennifer McFarlane-Harris — English, 2010. Assistant Professor of English, Messiah College.
  • Kathi Miner — Psychology, 2004. Assistant Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, Texas A&M University.
  • Navaneetha Mokkil-Maruthur — English, 2010. Assistant Professor at the School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies, Central University of Gujarat.
  • Kristine Molina — Psychology, 2011. Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Sridevi Nair English, 2009. Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and English, Portland State University.
  • Vanessa Noble — History, 2005. Lecturer in History, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Colleen O'Brien — English, 2001. Assistant Professor of Early American Literature,  University of South Carolina Upstate.
  • Jennifer Palmer History, 2008. Assistant Professor of History, University of Georgia.
  • Carla Pfeffer Sociology w/ WS Certificate, 2009. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Purdue University North Central.
  • Sheryl Pimlott-Kubiak — Psychology, 2002. Associate Professor of Social Work, Michigan State University.
  • Rebekah Pite — History, 2007. Assistant Professor of History, Lafayette College.
  • Cathleen Power Psychology, 2006. Associate Professor of Psychology, Westminster College.
  • Jinny Prais History, 2008. Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Committee on Global Thought, Institute for African Studies, Columbia University.
  • Desdamona Rios Psychology, 2010. Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, University of Houston-Clearlake.
  • Natalie Sabik Psychology, 2012. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology, Brandeis University.
  • Diana T. Sanchez — Psychology, 2005. Associate Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University.
  • Grace Sanders — History, 2013. Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Danielle Shapiro — Psychology, 2012. Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology; University of Michigan Medical School.
  • LaKisha Simmons History, 2009. Assistant Professor of American Studies, State University of New York, Buffalo.
  • Jocelyn Fenton Stitt — English, 2002. Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Minnesota State University.
  • Pavitra Sundar — English, 2007. Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Kettering University.
  • Lynn Verduzco Baker — Sociology, 2011. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Albion College.
  • Jennifer Young Yim Psychology, 2009. Director of the Global Scholars Program, University of Michigan.
  • Ying Zhang History, 2010. Assistant Professor of History, Ohio State University.