Administrative Team

Administrative Team

The WGS program has several “in-house” staff and employees, including two tenure-track professors, a senior lecturer, a program administrator and a full-time director, usually “borrowed” from another department for a period of 3-5 years. Along with the graduate director and undergraduate director (when the people in these positions are not already “in-house”), these WGS people make up the administrative team, and meet once or twice a month to deal with administrative decisions.

lisa levenstein headshot croppedLisa Levenstein

Ph.D University of Wisconson - Madison

Lisa Levenstein is Associate Professor of History. She is the author of the award-winning A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia (UNC Press, 2009). Levenstein has published numerous scholarly articles and opinion pieces on feminist politics and women’s history. Her research has been supported by long-term fellowships from the American Association of University Women, the Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy, the National Humanities Center, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Her current book project, They Didn’t See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the ‘90s, will be published by Basic Books in 2020.

Bouchard-Danielle Bouchard

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor

Women's and Gender Studies
Ph.D University of Minnesota

Danielle Bouchard earned her Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2006. Her research is located at the intersections of feminist theory, postcolonial philosophy, critical university studies, histories of US militarism and empire, and film studies and visual culture. Her first book, A Community of Disagreement: Feminism in the University, uses the philosophical concept of disagreement to question the common ways in which feminist scholars have narrated the history and place of feminism in the US university, particularly as that narration has often supported a suspicion toward and management of racial difference. She has also published in journals such as Genders, Culture, Theory and Critique, and Feminist Formations. Her current in-development monograph project tracks the afterlife of western colonial forms of visual knowledge, following the concept of ruination through its capricious and various manifestations—as radical obliteration, as absenting/disappearance, and as the spectacle of torture and killing—in order to critique the imagistic archive of destruction that is central to many humanitarian projects and discourses.

cervenakSarah Jane Cervenak

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor

Women's and Gender Studies/African American Studies
Ph.D New York University

Sarah Jane Cervenak is an assistant professor, jointly appointed in the Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies programs at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her areas of research and teaching are critical race theory, feminist theory, Black studies, performance studies and philosophy. Her current work queries the Black radical, feminist potential of gathering in the art of Leonardo Drew, Gayl Jones and Wangechi Mutu. She is the author of Wandering: Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom (Duke University Press, September 2014). She has also published in the academic journals Discourse, Palimpsest: Women, Gender and the Black International, and Spectator as well as in anthologies on feminism and the African American novel respectively.

yakariSheila Washington

Program Administrator
Sheila C. Washington joined the Women's and Gender Studies family as the Program Administrator in August 2018. Prior to coming to UNC-Greensboro, Sheila had been working as the lead admin for the NC A&T State University Band Department, home of the Blue and Gold Marching Machine, for the last decade. She previously served as an Office Supervisor for many years in the Northern Adoption Resource Center of the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services. Sheila recently completed a BA in Liberal Studies at NC A&T SU, with a concentration in Women's Studies. She intends to apply for her MA degree in the Spring 2019 semester. Sheila enjoys singing, and is often found performing in various public and corporate venues around the City of Greensboro and beyond. She is very happy to have been selected as the new admin for WGS!
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