Jeane W. Anastas, Silver School of Social Work
Dr. Anastas teaches courses in the MSW and PhD programs on social welfare policy, teaching and learning in social work, philosophy of knowledge, and research methods. She has served on numerous national committees and boards in social work and social work education, including on the Advisory Committee to NASW’s Center for Workforce Studies. She is currently Chair of the ANSWER Coalition working on the Dorothy A. Height/Whitney M. Young Jr Social Work Reinvestment Act and other legislation to advance social work education and research.
In 2007, Dr. Anastas received the Council on Social Work Education’s award for the Greatest Recent Contribution to Social Work Education, and her latest book, Teaching in Social Work: Theory and Practice for Educators, published by Columbia University Press, is due out this April.
Dr. Anastas is also President-Elect of NASW (National Association of Social Workers).
Erica G. Foldy, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Professor Foldy is an Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. She is affiliated faculty with the Research Center for Leadership in Action, based at Wagner, and with the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management in Boston.
Professor Foldy’s research addresses the question: What enables and inhibits working and learning together across potential divisions like race and gender? She is interested in how cognitive processes, like framing and sensemaking, affect our ability to connect with others, and how leaders act as “sensegivers” to affect their constituents’ capacity for joint work.
Professor Foldy has published articles in a variety of journals and edited volumes, including Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. She also co-edited, with Robin Ely and Maureen Scully, the Reader in Gender, Work and Organization.
Prior to her PhD program, Professor Foldy worked for 15 years with nonprofit organizations addressing foreign policy, women’s rights, and occupational health and safety. She has consulted on strategic planning and organization development to a wide range of nonprofit groups. She holds a BA from Harvard College and a PhD from Boston College. She was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School in 2002-03. During the 2007-08 academic year, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.
Carol Gilligan, School of Law
Carol Gilligan received an A.B.with highest honors in English literature from Swarthmore College, a masters degree in clinical psychology from Radcliffe College and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. Her landmark book In A Different Voice (1982) is described by Harvard University Press as “the little book that started a revolution.”
Following her research on women and girls’ development, she studied young boys and their parents and explored impasses in man-woman relationships. The Strengthening Healthy Resistance and Courage in Girls programs, the Women Teaching Girls/Girls Teaching Women retreats, and the In Our Own Voices workshops she developed with her colleagues have become model intervention and prevention projects. Her 2002 book, The Birth of Pleasure, was described by The Times Literary Supplement as “a thrilling new paradigm.” She was a member of the Harvard faculty for over 30 years and in 1997 became Harvard’s first professor of Gender Studies, occupying the Patricia Albjerg Graham chair. In 1992, she was Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at the University of Cambridge.
In 2002, she became University Professor at New York University, with affiliations in the School of Law, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is currently teaching a seminar at the Law School on Resisting Injustice and an advanced research seminar on The Listening Guide Method of Psychological Inquiry. She is a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge affiliated with the Centre for Gender Studies and with Jesus College. Her play, “The Scarlet Letter,” coauthored with her son, Jonathan Gilligan, was presented as part of the 2007 WomenCenterStage festival in New York City; her monologue, “My House is Wallpapered with Lies,” was performed as part of the June 2006 V-Day festival, “Until the Violence Stops: NYC”. Her first novel, Kyra, was published by Random House in January, 2008, and her book, The Deepening Darkness: Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy’s Future, co-authored with David A. J. Richards, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.
Gayatri Gopinath, Arts and Science
Dr. Gopinath is the current director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis here at NYU. She is the author Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (Duke University Press, 2005); “Local Sites, Global Contexts: The Transnational Trajectories of Deepa Mehta’s Fire,” in Queer Globalizations: Citizenship, Sexualities and the Afterlife of Colonialism, edited by Arnaldo Cruz Malave and Martin Manalansan (NYU Press, 2002); and “Homo-Economics: Queer Sexualities in a Transnational Frame” in Burning Down the House: Recycling Domesticity, edited by Rosemary M. George (Westview Press, 1998).
Radha Hegde, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
“Media and new technologies shape the social and political experience of migration” according to Radha S. Hegde. As an Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, Hegde notes that the media scripting of migration and globalization provides an important vantage point to understand the formation of diasporic communities. In a book that she is currently writing, titled Mediating Migration (Polity Press), Hegde offers a narration of the migrant experience as it unfolds in the context of neoliberal globalization and emerging media technologies.
Her course Media and Migration examines how cultural production and consumption assume new meaning in the migrant context. As migrants follow the trail of capital to better their lives or in the case of refugees to leave politically dangerous situations, they are also framed by media trails that watch, document, archive and entertain. In the graduate course Transnational Communities and Media Cultures, Hegde focuses on the intersection of mediated practices and the lived experience of migrant groups.
While most mainstream accounts of globalization emphasize the inevitability and speed of transformations, far less emphasis is paid to the gendered contradictions that are inherent in these processes. Hegde’s scholarship and teaching pays particular attention to the inequalities that are embedded in the global scene. Her recent work has engaged with how new forms of racial and gendered tensions are framed as spectacles in the context of neoliberal globalization. Hegde is also currently working on an edited volume which tracks the ways gendered subjects are defined in transnationally networked environments.
Hegde spent her sabbatical in India (2008-09) where she studied how a new labor force is being shaped in India and made communication-ready for the electronic environments of the global workplace. “An industry devoted to communication training is booming in India right now,” says Hegde and is not only transforming notions of work and identity but entangling the categories of the national and global.
Radha Hegde’s interest in media and communication goes back to her time as a journalist in India, where she was born. She pursued a PhD in communication from the Ohio State University. Her continuing research interest on the subject of gender and sexuality is closely related to her activist work – she is a co-founder of Manavi, the first South Asian women’s group in the US to address issues of domestic violence. Some of her earlier published work has been on the representation of violence, reproductive politics and everyday life for women in south India.
Radha Hegde previously served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Media, Culture and Communication. A recipient of the Steinhardt Teaching Excellence award, Hegde has taught courses on globalization and migration in Beijing, Hong Kong and London. “In my courses and research, I try to untangle the multi-layered processes that constitute globalization.”
Karen Hornick, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Clinical Associate Professor
B.A. 1979, Chicago; M.A. 1981, M.Phil. 1984, Ph.D. 2000, Columbia
Professor Hornick teaches courses that integrate the study of literature, media, philosophy, cultural history, and writing. At Gallatin, she has taught writing seminars and interdisciplinary seminars on gender and feminist theory, modern cultural history, and popular culture theory. Her dissertation analyzed the role of writers in the creation of England’s national schooling system during the Victorian period. She is currently working on problems regarding serial narrativity and popular aesthetics, particularly in relation to the poetics of television. Professor Hornick has served as a faculty adviser to The Gallatin Review, and she is the Chair of the Gallatin M.A. program. In 2009, she received the Gallatin Excellence in Teaching Award.
Sylvia A. Law, School of Law
For three decades, Sylvia A. Law has been one of the nation’s leading scholars in the fields of health law, women’s rights, poverty, and constitutional law. She has played a major role in dozens of civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and in lower state and federal courts, and has testified before Congress and state legislatures on a range of issues. In 1984, Law became the first lawyer in the United States selected as a MacArthur Prize Fellow. She is the co-director, with Norman Dorsen, of the Arthur Garfield Hays Program at New York University School of Law. She has been active in the Society of American Law Teachers, served as president of the organization from 1988-1990 and was honored by the organization as Law Teacher of the Year in 2001. In 2004, Prof. Law was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jennifer L. Morgan, Arts and Science
Dr. Morgan is a Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. She received her PhD in History in 1995 from Duke University. Her main areas of research and interest include early African American history, comparative slavery, and histories of racial ideology.
She is the author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in New World Slavery (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), and “Sex, Race, and the Colonial Project,” with Kirsten Fischer, in The William and Mary Quarterly, 60 (January 2003): 197-99.
Tavia Nyong’o, Tisch School of the Arts
The research interests of Tavia Nyong’o include the intersections of race and sexuality, visual art and performance, and cultural history. He teaches courses on black performance, the history of the body, and subcultural performance. His book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (University of Minnesota Press, 2009), investigates musical, aesthetic, and political practices that conjoined blackness and whiteness in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the web editor of Social Text.
Catharine R. Stimpson, Arts and Science
Professor Stimpson is University Professor, Professor of English, and former Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Science. She received her PhD in 1967 from Columbia University.
Her main areas of research and interest include modern literature, women in culture and society, and education. She is the author of Where the Meanings Are (1988); and Class Notes (1979-80).
Jane Tylus, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Arts and Science
A specialist in Renaissance literature, Jane Tylus is a Professor in the Department of Italian Studies. She received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University’s Humanities Center (1985) and her B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Prior to coming to NYU, she was Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and for four years she was the Associate Dean for the Humanities.
Her publications include Writing and Vulnerability in the Late Renaissance (Stanford, 1993) and Epic Traditions in the Contemporary World (California, 1999), which she co-edited. Dr. Tylus is editor of the early modern volume for the new Longman Anthology of World Literature and is a recent recipient of the award for best translation from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for her Sacred Narratives of Lucrezia Tornabuoni de’ Medici (University of Chicago Press, 2001). She has also contributed articles to edited volumes and numerous scholarly journals, including Renaissance Quarterly, Italian Culture and Renaissance Drama. Her current work focuses on late medieval female spirituality and its connection to the emergence of humanism, and she is also working on a translation of the complete poems of the Italian Renaissance poet Gaspara Stampa.
e. Frances White, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
E. Frances White received her PhD in 1978 from Boston University. She served as Dean of the Gallatin School from 1998 to 2005. Dr. White has been awarded fellowships from the Danforth Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others. She has also been a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Sierra Leone and the Gambia. Before coming to NYU, she taught at Fourah Bay College of the University of Sierra Leone and at Hampshire College.
Her awards include the Catherine T. and John D. MacArthur Chair in History (1985-1988) and the Letitia Brown Memorial Publication Prize for the best book on black women (1987). Her teaching and research interests include the history of Africa and its diaspora, history of gender and sexuality, and critical race theory. Her books include Sierra Leone’s Settler Women Traders, Women in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Dark Continent of Our Bodies. Concerned about the impact of civil unrest in Sierra Leone, she is working on a follow-up to her dissertation research project.