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    Below you will find a listing of the faculty and staff for the Women's and Gender Studies Program. If you are unsure of who to contact with your questions, please call the main program office at 509.359.2847.

    Christi Wavada

    Program Coordinator
    207J Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509-3359-2847

    Lisa Logan, M.A.

    Manager, Women's Studies Center
    207F Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509-359-2898

    Sally Winkle

    Women's and Gender Studies Director
    207 Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2409
    Fax: 509.359.2409
    Curriculum Vitae

    I have been at EWU since 1983, when I came to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as an Assistant Professor in German. I have taught a wide variety of courses in German language, literature, and culture, in addition to feminist theory, and issues in women's studies. I have traveled many times to Europe and especially Germany, where I studied in Heidelberg and Erlangen in the 1970s. I taught and co-directed a summer program in Lubeck, Germany for several years, from 1997-2004.

    My dissertation research centered on the representation of women in 18th century German literature, and much of my subsequent scholarship has focused on women and gender in German literature, culture, and film. I have been active with the Women's & Gender Studies program since 1983, and I have been Director of the Program since 1998.

    Educational Background:

    B.A. Knox College  1973

    Study at Universitat Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany   1976-77

    M.A. University of Georgia  1977

    Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, German Literature  1984

    Courses taught:
    WMST 310, Issues in Women's Studies
    WMST 410, Feminist Theories
    GERM/HUMN 381, Racism and Nationalism in Central European Film
    GERM/HIST 382, 20th Century Germany: Culture, Political Conflict
    Gender, and National Identity
    GERM/HIST 383, Readings/Discussions of 20th Century Germany
    GERM 305, German Conversation
    GERM 330, Selections of German Writings
    Current Project:

    Article on Margarethe von Trotta's Rosenstrasse: Feminist Revisions of a Historical Controversy, for Blackwell Companion to German Cinema, Blackwell Press, and conference paper on Gender and Sexuality in Recent German Holocaust Film.

    Current Teaching Interests:

    Issues in Women's Studies, Feminist Theories, Post-war German Film, 20th Century Germany, German Literature of the 18th-19th centuries, German language and conversation.

    Research interests:

    Gender and sexuality in German film, Holocaust film; and German women writers of the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Mimi Marinucci

    Philosophy/Women's and Gender Studies
    266 Patterson Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6026
    Fax: 509.359.6026
    Curriculum Vitae

    Elizabeth A. Kissling, Ph.D

    Professor Women's and Gender Studies; Department of Communication Studies
    207 Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2875
    Fax: 509.359.2875
    Website: <>
    Curriculum Vitae

    Elizabeth Kissling is a professor of women's studies and communication studies at Eastern Washington University, with interests in women's health, sexuality, embodiment and feminism. She is especially interested in how these issues are represented in mass media, and the complex relationship between media representation and everyday understanding. She is the author of Capitalizing on the Curse: The Business of Menstruation, and scholarly articles about communication and menstruation; body image and dieting; sexual harassment; and folklore surrounding menstruation and menarche. In addition to blogging occasionally for Ms., she is a contributor and managing editor for re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR).


    Jessica Willis

    Women's & Gender Studies
    207E Monroe Hall
    Phone: 359-4382
    Fax: 359-4382
    Curriculum Vitae

    Educational Background

    Ph.D. Women's and Gender Studies, Clark University, Worcester MA

    MA Feminist Clinical Psychology for the New College of California.

    BA Literature and Women's Studies from UC Santa Cruz.

    Research Interests

    Political Implications of Gender, Sexuality, and Race on the Body; The Politics of Representation; and Political Theory, Race and Sexual Contract. 

    Teaching Interests

    Gender in Society

    Feminist Contributions to Political Theory

    Feminism and the Construction of Knowledge

    Women and Politics

    Sexual Citizenship

    Gender and Sexuality in Flim

    Principles of Sociology

    Body Image and Identity Formation 

    Contact Information

    Christi Wavada
    MON 207
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2847
    fax: 509.359.6902

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