Associate Professor & Chair
PhD in Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
Phone: (217) 206-7937
Office: UHB 3037
Interests: feminist theories, postcolonial women’s issues, cultural studies, social change theories, labor, sex work, and India.
Michael J. Murphy
MA, PhD in Art History & Archaeology (with Certificate in Women and Gender Studies), Washington University in St. Louis
Phone: (217) 206-8510
Office: UHB 3018
Interests: feminist approaches to visual and popular culture; critical men’s and masculinity studies; LGBTQ studies/queer theory; and rape and sexual assault prevention programs.
Pamela M. Salela
MA, Philosophy of Education, UIUC, 1996 w/concentration in Women’s Studies
MS, Library & Information Science, UIUC, 1999
Interests: reproductive justice, class, public/private, information access & community engagement.
Phone: 217 206-8413
Office: UHB 3034
Interests: Mexican migration and the US-Mexico border; interactions of gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation; critical policy studies; law and society; human rights and citizenship; labor and work; Latino Studies; qualitative research methods.
PhD in American Culture, University of Michigan
Office: UHB 3033
Phone: (217) 206-8331
Interests: history of Creoles of color in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., with a special interest in gender.