Women's and Gender Studies & Anthropology
Jennifer Alvey, Ph.D
Research interests include feminist political-economy of development and social change, with regional specialization in Latina American, especially Nicaragua, and topical specialization in agrarian relations and change; my new research builds on this focus, but is looking closer at food systems and food justice/sovereignty actors and movements.
Courses taught in WGS:
WGS 100 Introduction to Women’s Studies
WGS 320 Special Topics (I have used this special topics to teach Body Traffick, a course that explores feminist perspectives on issues and debates related to contemporary human trafficking, international adoption, and the “organ-trade” )
Soc/Ant/WGS/Int 376-576 Sex, Work, and International Capital
Ant/WGS 378-578 Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
SSC 503 Gender, Race and Inequalities
Communications & Visual Arts
Sarah Lippert, Ph.D
Dr. Lippert is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan-Flint. Since July 2014 Dr. Lippert has been serving as the Director of the Visual Arts Program, overseeing the BFA, BA, and BS programs in art education, visual arts, and art history. She also leads the art history major and minor, and is a program faculty member for the Masters in Arts Administration, as well as the Women's and Gender Studies program. As a teacher, Dr. Lippert offers courses in entry-level surveys of art history, as well as courses in Renaissance to Contemporary art of the western tradition. She serves as an undergraduate and graduate advisor for the art, art history, and arts administration programs.
In scholarship, Dr. Lippert is a Modernist scholar of late eighteenth through late nineteenth French and British art. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from The Pennsylvania State University, and has been the recipient of a Samuel H. Kress Travel Fellowship in the History of Art, as well as a fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Highlights of recent publications include the article 'Salomé to Medusa by Way of Narcissus,' in the art-history journal Artibus et Historiae, while 'Jean-Léon Gérôme and Polychrome Sculpture' appeared in the inter-disciplinary journal Dix-Neuf in 2014. Dr. Lippert is the Director of the Society for Paragone Studies, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the new journal Paragone: Past and Present, and as Senior Editor for the graduate journal Paragone: Emerging Scholars.
Courses taught in WGS:
ARH/WGS 410 - Feminism and the Visual Arts
Adam Lutzker, Ph.D
Women's and Gender Studies & Criminal Justice
Shelley Spivack, J.D.
Shelley R. Spivack is an Attorney/Referee with the Genesee County Family Court and a Lecturer in the Criminal Justice and Women and Gender Programs at UM- Flint. She received her B.A. from Rutgers University, J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and M.A.from UM-Flint. She is the Director of the Buckham/GVRC Share Art Project and the immediate past President of the Referees Association of Michigan. She is a WGS core faculty member and also serves on the UM-Flint Women's Commission and the WEC Advisory Board. She is the co-author of Implementing a Gender-Based Arts Program for Juvenile Offenders, Anderson Press (2014) and is a frequent contributor to State and Local Bar Journals. She also serves as a member of the editorial board of the Michigan Family Law Journal, the Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal and the Referees Quarterly.
Courses Taught in WGS: CRJ/WGS 300/500- Gender, Crime, and Justice; WGS 385/585 Women, Gender, and the Law
Charles Thomas, Ph.D
Professor Emerita, Anthropology
Judy Rosenthal, Ph.D
Amelia M. Biehl, Ph.D
Theatre & Dance
Lisa Borton, M.F.A.
Erica Britt, Ph.D
Communications and Visual Arts
Amy R. Gresock, Ph.D
Theatre & Dance
Janet Haley, M.F.A.
Communication and Visual Arts
Jjenna Hupp Andrews
Peggy Kahn, Ph.D
Courses taught in WGS: Women, gender and work POL 331/SOC 362/ POL 541; (POL 342/542 Welfare States in Comparative Perspective includes material on feminist perspectives and family policy)
Peggy Kahn has engaged in research, writing and advocacy regarding low-income and low-wage mothers for a couple of decades, after also writing about issues of pay equity and comparable worth in the U.S. and U.K. Her main interests are in work-family dilemmas for low-wage parents, their work and its wages and conditions, and their access to public benefits and services and post-secondary education. Her most recent pieces of writing are "Beyond FMLA: The pluralization of leave rights from below" and "Worker centers as an inflection point? An introduction and interview with Kimi Lee," in Jacobs and Kahn, Eds., The Disunited States: Employment Relations Systems in Conflict (Cornell University Press, 2014). She works with the Women's Educational Center at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, has worked with the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) project on student-parents, is on the program advisory committee on economic well-being for Re: Gender (formerly the National Council for Research on Women) and is on the committee of the American Sociological Association that awards the Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology. She has a B.A. in history and politics from Oberlin College and a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also co-chair of the UM-Flint Common Read.