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Barbara BankBarbara Bank
Professor Emerita
Sociology and Women Studies
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Research interests include sociology of gender, sociology of youth and education, social psychology, and personal relationships. All these interests are evident in her book Contradictions in Women's Education: Traditionalism, Careerism, and Community at a Single-Sex College (TC Press, 2003). Since retiring, she has organized, edited, and written essays for Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia (Praeger, 2007), and authored "Sex Segregation and Tokenism among Teachers" for The International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching (Springer, 2009). Her most recent publication is an edited text-reader titled Gender and Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, in press).

Magdalena García-PintoMagdalena García-Pinto
Associate Professor Emerita
Spanish and Women's and Gender Studies
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Dr. García-Pinto's research and publications focus on Latin American literary and cultural studies (specialization in 19th and early 20th century poetry) and contemporary Latin American Women's literature. She is the author of Women Writers of Latin America: Intimate Histories, and editor of The Complete Poetry of Delmira Agustini (Editorial Catedra). She is contributor to several encyclopedias and to the Handbook of Latin American Studies (1982-present, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.) She served as President of the National Women's Studies Association in 2001-2002 and in 2002-2003 she was the NWSA National Conference Chair.

Bob Bender
Professor Emeritus
English and Women's and Gender Studies

Teaching focuses on feminist revision of the traditional canon - generally modern drama, Shakespeare and English survey. Present research is centered on the pedagogical use of new technologies (such as the Internet system) and related questions of gender.

Catherine ParkeCatherine Parke
Professor Emerita
English and Women's and Gender Studies
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Research and teaching interests center on British and American writers from the 18th century to present - Zoe Atkins, Jane Austen, Samuel Johnson, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein and Carolyn Keene among them - and on biography and autobiography. She is also a published poet.

Her new project, OurArt, focuses on collaborative painting and nurturing all the arts in our community's daily life. More information available by contacting

Patricia CrownPatricia Crown
Professor Emerita
Art History and Archaeology and Women's and Gender Studies

Research focuses on visual culture 1700-1860, primarily in England but including France and Germany. Work is concentrated on writing about women artists and women's images: women designers, popular and comic art, erotica, and aspects of gendered styles such as Rococo and Neoclassic.

Winner of the 2003 Maxine Christopher Shutz Award and Lecture for Distinguished Teaching.

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