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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Course Co-Director, University Writing Program: Readings in Gender and Sexuality, Columbia University.
  • Nicola Curtin — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2011. Assistant Professor Psychology, Clark University.
  • Christine DeLisle History and Women's Studies, 2008. Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and History, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.
  • 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. Director of Behavioral Health, Chase Brexton Health Services, Mount Vernon Center.
  • 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 College-Wide Programs, Department of Social Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
  • Erika Gasser — History and Women's Studies, 2007. Assistant Professor of History, 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 for Graduate Student Development, Center for Teaching and Learning, 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. Data Contractor, Denver Public Schools.
  • Benita Jackson — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2000. Associate Professor of Psychology, Smith College.
  • Emily Johnston English and Women's Studies, 2015. Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Minnesota State University Moorhead.
  • Shanta Kanukollu Psychology and Women's Studies, 2010. Staff Psychologist, Lake County Adult Probation & Psychological Services.
  • Emily Kazyak Sociology w/ Women's Studies Certificate, 2010. Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies, University of Nebraska.
  • 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. Postdoctoral Fellow of Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University.
  • 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.
  • Christa McDermott — Psychology and Women's Studies, 2007. Professorial Lecturer of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University.
  • 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. Higher Education Field Representative, American Federation of Teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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 Liberal Studies, Kettering University.
  • Lai Sze Tso Sociology and Women's Studies, 2013. Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Prevention Research Center, School of Medicine, Wayne State University.
  • Lynn Verduzco Baker — Sociology and Women's Studies, 2011. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Albion College.
  • Cookie Woolner — History and Women's Studies, 2014. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Kalamazoo College.
  • Jennifer Young Yim Psychology and Women's Studies, 2009. Lecturer of Psychology, Social Work, 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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