Women's, Gender &
Sexuality Studies

University of Houston
624 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: (713) 743-3214
Fax: (713) 743-0931

Living Archives

Hours for Spring 2014:

Mondays 8AM - 4PM
Tuesdays 8AM - 4PM
Wednesdays 9AM - 5PM
Thursdays 9AM-5PM
Fridays 10AM-4PM

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Administrators and Staff

  • Dr. Elizabeth Gregory, Director, egregory@uh.edu
  • Dr. Dina Alsowayel, Associate Director, dina@chasecom.net

    Dina Al-Sowayel 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, jdelosreyes@uh.edu
  • Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn, Postdoctoral Fellow, raquinn@uh.edu

    Rachel Afi QuinnRachel Afi Quinn received her Ph.D. from the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan in 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 scholarship focuses on race, mixed race identities, gender, and sexuality in the African Diaspora and employs tools of transnational feminist theory, including ethnography and visual culture. Before graduate study, Dr. Quinn worked with California Newsreel in distributing documentary films on African American life and history and African feature films. She also led service learning trips abroad in Ghana, Ukraine, and El Salvador.

  • Ayanna Mccloud, Program Director, Friends of Women's Studies, amccloud@uh.edu
  • Sandra Enriquez, Advisor, WGSS@uh.edu
  • Robyn Lyn, Advisor, WGSS@uh.edu
  • Kim Howard, Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, klhoward@central.uh.edu
  • Gayatri Joshi, Office Assistant


Summer 2013:

  • Introduction to Women's Studies
    • Luziris Turi

    For a complete listing, visit the Faculty Affiliates page.

    Graduate Certificate Holders

    For a listing of students who completed the certificate, visit the Graduate Certificate page.