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Council Members

Council Members

The Council is a cross-disciplinary group of faculty and administrators from across the University engaged in the teaching, research, and advancement of women’s, gender and sexuality studies.

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Rachel Adams
Director, Center for the Study
of Social Difference

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Walter Bockting
Co-Director, Program for the Study of LGBT Health,
Medical Center

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Melanie Brewster
Co-Founder of the Sexuality,
Women, & Gender Project

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Tina Campt
Professor of Women’s, Gender
and Sexuality Studies and
Co-Director, Barnard Center
for Research on Women

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Laura Ciolkowski
Associate Director, Institute for
Research on Women, Gender,
and Sexuality

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Jeanine D’Armiento
​Chair, Commission on the
Status of Women, Columbia
University Senate

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Patricia Dailey
Director, Institute for Research
on Women, Gender,
and Sexuality

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Andrew Davidson
Vice Provost for Academic
Planning (Ex officio)

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Vishakha Desai
Special Advisor for Global
Affairs, Office of the President

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Anke A. Ehrhardt
Director, Program for the
Study of LGBT Health,
Medical Center

Yasmine Ergas
Director, Specialization on
Gender and Public Policy (SIPA)

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Katherine Ewing
Director, Center for Study of
Religion and Sexuality

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Katherine Franke
Co-Director, Center for Gender
and Sexuality, School of Law

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Jenna Freedman
Associate Director of Commu-
nications and Women’s Studies
Librarian, Barnard College

Kaiama L. Glover
Advisory Board, Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research
at Columbia University

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Suzanne Goldberg
Executive Vice President
for University Life and
Co-Director, Center for
Gender and Sexuality Law

Mark Hatzenbuehler
Co-Director, Gender, Sexuality,
Health and HIV Primary Research
Area, Columbia Population
Research Center

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Rebecca Heino
Executive Director of the
Communication Division, School of Professional Studies

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Jennifer Hirsch
Co-Director, Gender, Sexuali-
ty, Health and HIV Substan-
tive Research Area Group,
Population Research Center

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Jean Howard
Director, Women Creating
Change

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Merit Janow
Dean, School of International
and Public Affairs

Kathryn Kolbert
Director, Athena Center for
Leadership Studies,
Barnard College

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Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland
Associate Director of the Women, Peace, and Security Program,
AC4, Earth Institute

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Sharon Marcus
Orlando Harriman Professor of
English and Comparative Litera-
ture and A&S Dean of Humanities
(Ex officio)

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Jenny McGill
Lecturer in discipline and Assis-
tant Director of the Economic
and Political Development
Concentration, SIPA

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Jully Meriño
Program Coordinator
Women in Energy, Center on
Global Energy Policy

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Dennis Mitchell
Senior Associate Provost for
Faculty Diversity and
Inclusion (Ex officio)

Catherine Monk
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Research,
The Women’s Program, CUMC

Vani Natarajan
Research and Instruction Librarian in the
Humanities and Global Studies

Connie Nathanson
Co-Director, Population
Research Center

Alondra Nelson
Professor of Sociology and Gender
Studies and A&S Dean
of Social Science

Richard Parker
Director, Center for Gender,
Sexuality and Health,
School of Public Health

Elissa Perry
Associate Professor of
Psychology and Education,
Teacher’s College

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Katherine Phillips
Paul Calello Professor of
Leadership and Ethics and
Senior Vice Dean, Columbia
Business School

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John Santelli
Chair, Heilbrunn Department of
Population and Family Health

Josef Sorett
Director, Center on African
American Religion, Sexual
Politics & Social Justice

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Neferti Tadiar
Director, Center for the
Study of Ethnicity and Race

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Sarah Witte
Reference Librarian/Women’s
Studies Selector, Columbia
University Libraries

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Maya Tolstoy
Commission on the Status of Women and Professor
of Earth and Environmental Sciences