Graduate Minors


Stacey Amo

Department of English

B.A. English, University of Minnesota; M.A. Literature, Minnesota State University

Food studies; 20th and 21st century literature (Postcolonial and American); gender and sexuality



Emily Blosser

Department of Sociology

B.A. German, Joint MPAff and M.A. Eastern European Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Gender and racial stratification in STEM; mixed methods; sociology of gender; sociology of work and occupations



Amy Catania

Department of Comparative Literature

BA History, University of California, Berkeley; MA Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University; MLIS, San Jose State University

Psychoanalysis and Feminist Studies; Courtship Motifs; Intertextuality; Romanticisms



Amandine Faucheux

Department of English

MA Cultural Studies, University of New Mexico

Speculative & Science Fiction; Queer Studies & Theory; Post-Colonial and Ethnic Literatures



Megan Feifer

Department of English

M.A. English (Modern Studies), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Afro-Caribbean Diasporas in the U.S. and Postcolonial Literatures and Theories



Charla Allyn Hughes

Department of English

B.A. English and Italian, Vassar College

M.A. English with Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing, Florida State University

Twentieth-Century British and American Literature, Women's and Gender Studies, Postcolonial and Multicultural Literature, Cosmopolitanism, Transnationalism, the City Novel


Christine Jeansonne

Department of English

M.A. English (Rhetoric and Composition), Louisiana State University

Rhetoric, Feminist theory and rhetorics, Composition Studies, and Digital Humanities



Minjie Li

Manship School of Mass Communication

M.M.C. Mass Communication, Louisiana State University

Media Psychology; Transgender Studies; Media Diversity, Inequality and Intersectionality; Emerging Technology, Amateurism and Public Affairs; Technology and Body and Embodiment



Alecia Nance McNeill

Department of Education

B.L.S. University of Mary Washington, M.A. George Washington University, M.A. Louisiana State University, Ed.S. Louisiana State University

Caribbean Studies; Transatlantic History & Cultural Migrations; Womanist Theories; Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy; Critical Theories; Anti-Racist Pedagogy; Indigenous Knowledges in Education; Decolonizing Education; Community Schools; Diversity & Inclusiveness in K-16 Education



Fernando Rodriguez

Department of History

B.A. Loyola University, M.A. University of New Orleans

Women and gender in the Middle East and North Africa



Danielle Thomas

Department of Sociology

B.A. Sociology and Humanities with a minor in French, Milligan College

Community; race; poverty; action research; feminist methodology



Catherine L. Thurmond

Master of Arts in Liberal Arts Program

B.A. Sociology, Southeastern Louisiana University

Materialist Feminism; Queer Theory; Marxism; Monique Wittig; Memoir and Autobiography; Continental Philosophy; Second Wave Feminism



Alex Torres

Department of English

B.A. English and Spanish, Mississippi University for Women

Culture Studies; Female Leadership Development; Linguistics




Jordan L. Von Cannon

Department of English

M.A. English, University of Kansas

Nineteenth-century American Literature, U.S. Women's Writing, the American Immigrant Novel, the City Novel, Digital Humanities, Women's and Gender Studies, Feminist Narratoloy, and Theory of the Novel