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. Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Lecturer in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University.
  • Theresa Braunschneider — English, 2002. Instructional 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. Interpreter, Bilingual Field Interviewer, Ethnographer, Cook Children's Hospital and Texas Health Resources.
  • Cari Carpenter — English, 2002. Associate Professor of English, West Virginia University.
  • Victoria Castillo History, 2009. Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, College of William & Mary.
  • You-Sun Crystal Chung History, 2014.
  • Jennifer (Churchwell) MacGregor — Psychology, 2005. Lecturer in the First Year Program and Gender & Sexuality Studies, St. Lawrence University.
  • Laura Citrin — Psychology, 2004. Faculty of Psychology & Women's Studies, The Evergreen State College.
  • EC Crandall — English, 2006. Course Co-Director, University Writing Program: Readings in Gender and Sexuality, Columbia University.
  • Nicola Curtin — Psychology, 2011. Assistant Professor Psychology, Clark University.
  • Christine DeLisle History, 2008. Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and History, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.
  • Andrea Dottolo — Psychology, 2006. Scholar at Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University.
  • Holly Dugan — English, 2005. Associate Professor of English, George Washington University.
  • Julie Eastin — Psychology, 2006. Assistant Director of Behavioral Health, Chase Brexton Health Services.
  • Quyen Epstein-Ngo — Psychology, 2011. Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan.
  • Breanne Fahs — Psychology, 2006. Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Arizona State University West.
  • Dasa Francikova — History, 2011. Lecturer, Feminist Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Kara French  — History, 2013. Assistant Professor of History, Salisbury University.
  • Emma Garrett — English, 2013. Lecturer in College-Wide Programs, Department of Social Sciences, Women's Studies, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
  • Erika Gasser — History, 2007. Assistant Professor of History, University of Cincinnati.
  • Erin Graham Psychology, 2009. Staff Research Associate, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Saida Grundy — Sociology, 2014.
  • 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, GSI Program, University of Texas, Austin.
  • Trevor Hoppe — Sociology, 2014. Postdoctoral Fellow of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California-Irvine.
  • 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 Lawhon — Psychology, 2004. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.
  • Kirsten Leng — History, 2011. ACLS New Faculty Fellow, History and Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Columbia University.
  • Sumiao Li English, 2007. Associate Professor of English, New York Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China.
  • Michelle Lilly Psychology, 2008. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Northern Illinois University.
  • Yan Long — Sociology, 2013. Postdoctoral Fellow of Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University.
  • Elma Lorenzo-Blanco — Psychology, 2013. Assistant Professor of Psychology, 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. Behavioral Change Consultant, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • 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, Xavier University.
  • Kathi Miner — Psychology, 2004. Assistant Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender 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.
  • Samantha Montgomery — Psychology, 2014. Higher Education Field Representative, United Professions AFT Vermont.
  • 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, Society and Social Change, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • 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. 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. Assistant Director, Institute for African Studies, Columbia University.
  • Desdamona Rios Psychology, 2010. Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, University of Houston-Clearlake.
  • Natalie Sabik Psychology, 2012. Assistant Professor, Health Studies, University of Rhode Island.
  • Diana T. Sanchez — Psychology, 2005. Associate Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University.
  • Grace L. Sanders Johnson — History, 2013. Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Danielle Shapiro — Psychology, 2012. Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; University of Michigan Medical School.
  • LaKisha Simmons History, 2009. Assistant Professor of Global Gender Studies and American Studies, University of Buffalo, SUNY.
  • Jocelyn Fenton Stitt — English, 2002. Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Minnesota State University-Mankato.
  • Pavitra Sundar — English, 2007. Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Kettering University.
  • Lai Sze Tso Sociology, 2013. Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Prevention Research Center, School of Medicine, Wayne State University.
  • Lynn Verduzco Baker — Sociology, 2011. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Albion College.
  • Cookie Woolner — History, 2014. Postdoctoral Fellow in African-American Studies, Case Western Reserve University.
  • 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.
  • Ali Ziegler — Psychology, 2014. Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Alaska, Southeast Ketchikan.