Congratulations to the following WGSS affiliated faculty, who were granted tenure and received promotions in the past year.
Executive Committee member Elizabeth Bucar, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Professor Bucar works within the Islamic and Christian traditions on issues of gender, politics, and emergent technologies, including new media and medical advances. Her most recent books include Creative Conformity: The Feminist Politics of U.S. Catholic and Iranian Shi’I Women (Georgetown University Press, 2011), and The Islamic Veil: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld Publications, 2012). Professor Bucar’s current projects are tentatively titled “The Good of Ambiguous Bodies: The Comparative Ethics of Transsexuality” and “Pious Fashion: The Virtues of Hijabi Fashionistas.”
Executive Committee member Serena Parekh, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Professor Parekh’s primary research interests are in social and political philosophy, feminist theory, continental philosophy, and the philosophy of human rights. Her publications include Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity (Routledge, 2008), “Hannah Arendt and Global Justice” in Philosophy Compass, “Between Community and Humanity: Arendt, Judgment and Responsibility to the Global Poor” in Philosophical Topics, and “Getting to the Root of Gender Inequality: Structural Injustice and Political Responsibility” in Hypatia.
Affiliated Faculty Nicole Aljoe, Associate Professor of English
Professor Aljoe specializes in eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Black Atlantic literature, the slave narrative, postcolonial studies, and eighteenth-century British novels. She is the author of Creole Testimonies: Slave Narratives from the British West Indies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). She is the project manager for the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Network’s Early Caribbean Digital Archive, a Digital Humanities project for the collaborative research and study of pre-20th century Caribbean literature.
Affiliated Faculty Amy Farrell, Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Professor Farrell, whose research seeks to understand arrest, adjudication and criminal case disposition practices, is the co-author with Daniel Givelber, professor of law, of Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent? published by New York University Press in 2012. She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on police identification of human trafficking, and she has examined disparities in criminal justice processing and the prosecution of human trafficking in numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. Professor Farrell is also the associate director of the Institute on Race and Justice.