People

The GSWS Program and Alice Paul Center have over 100 Core and Affiliated Faculty from more than 20 departments and schools who are national and international leaders in the field of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.  

Our faculty have won many awards and fellowships including Guggenheim, American Council of Learned Societies, Fulbright, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institutes for Health, Social Science Research Council, National Science Foundation, and many others.  

Our faculty offer over fifty courses reflecting the most recent cutting edge research and topics each year, and taken by 1300 to 1500 students annually. 

Kathleen Brown

Director, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program at Penn
Director, Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women
David Boies Professor of History

kabrown@sas.upenn.edu

345 Fisher Bennett Hall
Suite 302

Gwendolyn Beetham

Associate Director, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Program

gbeetham@sas.upenn.edu

345 Fisher Bennett Hall
Suite 304
Phone: 215-898-8623 

Maria Murphy

Interim Associate Director, The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality & Women

mariamur@sas.upenn.edu

345 Fisher Bennett Hall
Suite 342
Phone: 215-898-0795

Shana Bahemat

Program Coordinator, Alice Paul Center and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program

sbahemat@sas.upenn.edu

345 Fisher Bennett Hall
Suite 343
Phone: 215-573-5562

Alicia Meyer

Graduate Associate, Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies Program

aliciame@sas.upenn.edu