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lease contact the faculty member’s department or program at each of the colleges or UMass for up-to-date information on faculty leaves, schedules and phone numbers.  If you want to be listed on this page, send an email to with your teaching/research interests.

Amherst College

Sony Coranez Bolton

postcolonial disability, queer of color critique, and transnational feminism


Mount Holyoke College

Dorothy Mosby

Black women's writing from the spanish-speaking world

Nieves Romero-Diaz 

gender and race in Early Modern Spain

Smith College

Ibtissam Bouachrine women and gender issues in Islam

Marguerite Harrison

Brazilian women writers; The body

Michelle Joffroy 

Mexican women dramatists

Reyes Lazaro 

Women in 20th century Spanish literature

Nancy Sorporta Sternbach

Latina and Latin-American women writers


Sonia Alvarez

women's movements in transition politics; feminist studies

Daphne Patai

Utopian fiction by women; Feminist literary criticism, feminist ethnography

Jose N. Ornelas

Portuguese women writers

Margara Russotto

Feminist criticism

Barbara Zecchi

Women writers; Gender and film studies

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