Graduate Minors

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



 Amandine Faucheux

Department of English

MA Cultural Studies, University of New Mexico

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

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


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 Christopher Vincent

 Department of Communication Studies

 B.A. English, M.A. Communication Studies University of Louisville

 Rhetoric and Culture; Gender and Sexuality



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