Women Studies

Bárbara O. Reyes, Director
Women Studies Program
Humanities 441
MSC03 2155
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-3854

Associate Professor
Mala Nani Htun, Ph.D., Harvard University

Assistant Professors
Amy Brandzel, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Kathryn Wichelns, Ph.D., Emory University

Adriana Ramirez de Arellano, J.D., Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Professors Emeriti
Judith Chazen-Bennahum, Theater and Dance
Vera P. John-Steiner, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies
Jane Slaughter, History

Jesse Alemán, English
Lonna Rae Atkeson, Political Science
Dorothy Baca, Theatre and Dance
Laura Crossey, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Karen Foss, Communication and Journalism
Linda Hall, History
Jacqueline Hood, Anderson School of Management
Gail Houston, English
Feroza Jussawalla, English
Natasha Kolchevska, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Laurel Lampela, Art Education
Jane B. Lancaster, Anthropology
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Law
Diane Marshall, Biology
Deborah McFarlane, Political Science
Virginia Scharff, History
Susan Tiano, Sociology
Justina Trott, Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine
Sharon Oard Warner, English
Anita Obermeier, English
Julie Shigekuni, English
Diane Thiel, English
Joni Young, Anderson School of Management

Associate Professors
Melissa Axelrod, Linguistics
Susanne Baackman, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Glenda R. Balas, Communication and Journalism
Melissa Binder, Economics
Kirsten Buick, Art and Art History
Cathleen Cahill, History
Lisa Chavez, English
Pamela Cheek, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Patricia Covarrubias, Communication and Journalism
Monica S. Cyrino, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Jennifer Denetdale, American Studies
Susan Dever, Media Arts
Leslie A. Donovan, University Honors Program
Eliza E. Ferguson, History
Kimberly Gauderman, History
Elizabeth Hutchison, History
Michelle Kells, English
Celia Lopez-Chavez, University Honors Program
Kimberle Lopez, Spanish and Portuguese
Nancy Lopez, Sociology
Alex Lubin, American Studies
Daniel Mueller, English
Carmen Nocentelli, English
Elizabeth Noll, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies
Patricia Repar, Music and Arts-in-Medicine
Bárbara O. Reyes, History
Ilia Rodriguez Nazario, Communication and Journalism
Ruth Galvan Trinidad, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies
Carolyn Woodward, English

Assistant Professors
Amy Brandzel, American Studies
Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik, Communication and Journalism

Marisa Clark, English, Lecturer III
Christine Rack, Lecturer II


Women Studies is an interdisciplinary program that is committed to educating students about the relationships among identity, power and knowledge toward the ends of social justice and empowerment. The program focuses on how gender intersects with race, sexuality, class, and nation. The program supports the development and application of new theories of feminist studies throughout the University and the application of feminist methods in order to evaluate critically scholarship and research in the disciplines. In addition, the program seeks to educate students in ways that enable them to respond to issues that affect the lives of women locally, regionally, and globally.

Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program


WMST 109. Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies. (3)

WMST 200. Introduction to Women Studies. (3)

WMST 231. Psychology of Human Sexuality. (3)

WMST 250. Black Women. (3)

WMST 255. Black Women and the Diaspora. (3)

WMST 279. Interdisciplinary Topics. (1-3, may be repeated 3 times Δ)

WMST 304. Feminist Theories: Identity, Knowledge, and Power. (3)

WMST 313. Women and the Law. (3)

WMST 314. Women's Contemporary Legal Issues. (3)

WMST 324. Contemporary Feminist Theory. (3)

WMST 325. Race, Class and Feminism. (3)

WMST 326. Gender and Communication. (3)

WMST 331. Transnational Feminisms. (3)

WMST 332. Introduction to Chicana Studies. (3)

WMST 334 / 534. Language and Gender. (3)

WMST 335. Lesbian Culture and Politics. (3)

WMST 336. Queer Theories. (3)

WMST 339. Women and Cultural Violence. (3)

WMST 353. Women and Creativity. (3)

WMST 355. Black Womanist and Feminist Theories. (3)

WMST 375. Psychology of Women. (3)

WMST 377. Population Policy and Politics. (3)

WMST 379. Interdisciplinary Topics. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)

WMST 415. The History of Reproduction. (3)

WMST 416. Women and Health in American History. (3)

WMST 469. Multiculturalism, Gender and Media. (3)

WMST 472. Women in Modern Latin America. (3)

WMST 492. Senior Seminar. (3)

WMST 498. Feminism in Action. (3)

WMST 499. Independent Study. (1-3, may be repeated 3 times Δ)

WMST 510. Feminist Theories. (3)

WMST 512. Introduction to Feminist Research Methodology. (3)

WMST 534 / 334. Language and Gender. (3)

WMST 579. Interdisciplinary Topics. (1-3, may be repeated 3 times Δ)

WMST 597. Independent Study. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)

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