Faculty Research Clusters

As part of its mission to support research related to gender and sexuality, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies is interested in supporting groups of scholars who are investigating a particular question from a number of different disciplines. For the past two years, we have worked with two groups: the first, led by Dr.  Elaine Day (Biology), investigated whether the study of gender differences in brain science affects attitudes toward LGBTQ populations; the second, led by Dr. Mary Thurlkill (Religion), explored historical and theological investigations of gender and sexuality variance in Christian denominations. Both have been assisted by Dr. Kate Kellum (Psychology), who, with Ph.D. student Yash Bhambhani, have helped them design evaluation tools.

The Center is interested in facilitating and supporting cross-disciplinary groups of scholars who want to collaborate on truly interdisciplinary projects and utilize interdicpinarly methods.  If you have an idea for a research cluster involving gender and/or sexuality, please contact the Center and let us know how we can help.

 Dr. Mary Thurlkill, Professor of Religion

Dr. Mary Thurlkill, Professor of Religion