Faculty and Staff: Core Faculty

Hinda SeifAssistant Professor Hinda Seif (SOA/WMS)
Associate Professor & Chair
PhD in Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Davis
MA in Women’s Studies, University of Arizona

Email: hseif2@uis.edu
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.


Heather DellHeather Dell
Associate Professor
PhD in Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

Email: hdell1@uis.edu
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
Associate Professor
MA, PhD in Art History & Archaeology (with Certificate in Women and Gender Studies), Washington University in St. Louis

Email: mmurp4@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-8510
Office: UHB 3038

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. SalelaPamela Salela
Associate Professor

MA, Philosophy of Education, UIUC, 1996 w/concentration in Women’s Studies

MS, Library & Information Science, UIUC, 1999

Coordinator, Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center
Brookens Library 234

Interests: reproductive justice, class, public/private, information access & community engagement.