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Dr. Ann Nicolosi

Dr. Ann Marie Nicolosi,
Chair of WGS

Ann Marie Nicolosi, a specialist in women’s and gender history, received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. In addition to teaching gender history courses, she teaches courses on feminist theories, sexual politics, and GBLT studies. Her current research focuses on a comparative account of women using media in the first and second feminist waves.

Office: Bliss 115
Phone: X 2276
Dr. Ellen G. Friedman

Dr. Ellen G. Friedman

Professor Ellen G. Friedman received her Ph.D. from New York University with Distinction. Her dissertation was published as a book: Joyce Carol Oates. Among her other books are Morality USA (with Corinne Squire) and Breaking the Sequence: Women’s Experimental Fiction (with Miriam Fuchs).

Office: Bliss 234
Phone: X 2658
Dr. Janet Gray

Dr. Janet Gray

Janet Gray received her BA from Earlham College, her MA from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. Frequently taught courses include Feminist Theories, Global Women Writers, Global Feminisms, Politics of Sexuality, Feminism in the Workplace and Gender and Democracy.

Office: Bliss 232
Phone: X 2163
Ms. Mary Lynn Hopps

Ms. Mary Lynn Hopps

Mary Lynn W. Hopps studied at H. Newcomb College of Tulane University, earned a BA from the University of Houston in Theatre and an MA in English from The College of New Jersey.  She is the director of the Women In Learning and Leadership (W.I.L.L.) Program.

Office: Bliss 122
Phone: X 2178
Dr. Marla Jaksch

Dr. Marla Jaksch

Dr. Marla L. Jaksch is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at The College of New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in Women’s Studies and Art Education from The Pennsylvania State University and comes to TCNJ from Hamilton College. Her research interests include: transnational feminisms, gender and development, indigenous rights and grassroots organizing, art and microfinance schemes, visual culture, cultural tourism, heritage, and preservation, feminist pedagogues and methodologies, and global service-learning.

Office: Bliss 236
Phone: X 2722
Dr. John Landreau

Dr. John Landreau

John Landreau received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1994 in Latin American Literature. John joined the Modern Languages faculty at TCNJ in 1992 where he taught Spanish and Latin American Literature. He began teaching part-time in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program in about 2000 and then, happily, joined the WGS faculty full-time in 2004. His current research interest is in men and masculinities, and he is at present working on a project on masculinity and war rhetoric since September 11. Previously, John published on Latin American literature and intellectual history in a variety of journals and anthologies. He has just begun to write and publish in the field of gender studies. John lives in Philadelphia and can be seen most days commuting from the West Trenton train station on his very cool folding bike.

Office: Bliss 237
Phone: X 3361
Dr. Nelson Rodriguez

Dr. Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson M. Rodriguez received his Ph.D. in cultural studies and critical theory in education from The Pennsylvania State University. His research and teaching areas include: gender and sexuality studies; queer theory; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies; critical masculinity studies; popular culture; critical theory and philosophy of education; critical pedagogy; and qualitative research methodology.

Office: Bliss 208
Phone: X 2379

WGS Part-Time Faculty

Professor Robin Van Buren

Office: Bliss 117
Phone: X 5164

Professor Ellen Weller

Office: Bliss 117
Phone: X 2955


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