Administrators and Staff
- Dr. Elizabeth Gregory, Director, email@example.com
- Dr. Dina Alsowayel, Associate Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dina Alsowayel is Associate Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Houston in Texas. She joined the University in 1998 as a post-doctoral fellow in Religious Studies. She received her M.A and PhD from Rice University in Political Science and her JD from University of Houston. Her B.A. is from Wellesley College. Alsowayel teaches a variety of courses in the History department, these include history of the Modern Middle East, State and Society in the Middle East, Women and Islam, A History of Islam, War in the Middle East and a History of the Palestine-Israeli Conflict. She also takes students to the Arab and Muslim world annually.
- Dr. Guillermo De Los Reyes, Associate Director GLBT Studies, email@example.com
- Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn, Postdoctoral Fellow, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rachel Afi Quinn received her Ph.D. from the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan in summer of 2012. Her dissertation, "Aqui Hay una Mezcla: Dominican Women's Transnational Identities in Santo Domingo" is an interdisciplinary cultural studies project that looks at the impact of neoliberalism and US popular media on Dominican women 's self-conceptions.
Her interdisciplinary work focuses on race, mixed race, gender, and identity and employs tools of transnational feminist theory, including ethnography and visual culture. Dr. Quinn is currently teaching Intro to Women's Studies and will design an Intro to Globalization course for Comparative Cultural Studies in the spring term.
Before graduate study Dr. Quinn worked with California Newsreel in distributing documentary films on African American life and African feature films. She also led several service learning trips abroad with American Jewish World service. Born and raised on Durham, North Carolina, Rachel happily embraces the warm weather of Houston. An avid traveler, she has had the opportunity to live in Bolivia, Ghana, Spain and the Dominican Republic. Her love of the arts has led her to writing about a culture of the visual in the Dominican Republic (including murals and digital images shared via Facebook) that is integral to how Dominicans think about their own transnational identities.
- Ayanna Mccloud, Program Director, Friends of Women's Studies, email@example.com
- Sandra Enriquez, Advisor, WGSS@uh.edu
- Tracy Butler, Advisor, WGSS@uh.edu
- Kim Howard, Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gayatri Joshi, Office Assistant