Grace Kyungwon Hong is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of Asian American Studies. She teaches courses on women of color feminism, feminist knowledge production, and neoliberalism. She is the author of Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) and The Ruptures of American Capital: Women of Color Feminism and the Cultures of Immigrant Labor (University of Minnesota Press, 2006). She is the co-editor (with Roderick Ferguson) of Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization (Duke University Press, 2011) and the Difference Incorporated book series (University of Minnesota Press).
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Tonawanda Band of Seneca, is Professor of Gender Studies and American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty in Community Engagements and Critical Race Studies in the Law School, UCLA. She is also the inaugural Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Native American and Indigenous Affairs. She was a 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Scholar with the Center for Diversity Innovation at the University of Buffalo located in her home Seneca territories. Along with several journal and book chapters, she is also the author of Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), co-editor for Keywords in Gender and Sexuality Studies (NYU Press, FALL 2021) and a Co-PI on several community based digital projects: Mapping Indigenous L.A (2015), Carrying Our Ancestors Home (2019), and California Native Hubs.
Sarah Haley, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA, has research and teaching investments in black feminism, gender history, carceral studies, labor, and black radicalism. She is the author of No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity (UNC Press, 2016), which examines the lives of imprisoned women in the US South from the 1870s to the 1930s and the role of carcerality in shaping cultural logics of race and gender under Jim Crow. She is currently working on a black feminist history of the rise of the contemporary carceral state that interrogates the role of state intrusion and violation of black domestic space. Her research has been supported by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, the Ford Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. She has also worked as a paralegal for the New York Office of the Federal Public Defender and as a labor organizer with UNITE HERE.
Rosa, as the manager and chief financial officer, is responsible for all operations of CSW. She provides key administrative recommendations to the CSW Director and faculty leadership as well as supervises all employees and researchers. She oversees financial services; personnel and human resources; employment and benefit services; staff, faculty, and student recruitment; information technology services; administration; donor relations and development; fundraising and partnerships; and awards and grants. She also manages CSW’s facilities, budgets, and events.
Katja oversees and develops CSW research and programs, including publications (blog/video posts, journals, articles, policy briefs, working papers), events (workshops, conferences, colloquia/symposia, lectures), and community outreach/engagement. She collaborates with and advises CSW faculty leadership on their research goals and missions and provides support to the Management Services Officer on awards and grants, development/donor relations, and oversight of student researchers.
LaShae is responsible for office purchasing, travel booking, and processing entertainment/travel reimbursements and speaker/other payments and invoices. She manages the Director’s calendar and provides support with main office administration and events administration. She is also the back-up for the Management Services Officer on fiscal matters, payroll/personnel, facilities requests, and emergency/safety coordination.
Arielle is responsible for outreach, marketing, digital media, and publications initiatives for CSW’s events and research projects. She provides programmatic and administrative support for research initiatives, including the 35th Anniversary Celebration. She also assists event coordination and general office administration and oversight.
Deputy Director of Policy and Community Research
Colby works with community-based organizations and leaders to develop and implement collaborative research, teaching, and policy projects with a focus on gender violence, criminalization, and pre- and post-conviction participatory defense. She acts as a liaison between the center and impacted communities, develops, applies, and disseminates feminist and anti-racist best practices for studying the effects of gendered criminalization and improving advocacy for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated communities. She also advises policymakers, legislators, attorneys, and community-based organizations working for the release of incarcerated women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people.
Undergraduate Student Worker
Aye is a third-year undergraduate student studying Business Economics.
Undergraduate Student Worker
Joycelyn is a fourth-year undergraduate student studying Cognitive Science.
CSW provides a vital environment within which scholars explore new frontiers of knowledge about women, sexuality, and gender. CSW draws on the expertise of our Executive Board and Advisory Committee, all distinguished scholars in their own fields, to develop and refine our mission.
The Executive Board meets as often as necessary, at least once a quarter, to handle quarterly governance and undertake the advisory role originally assigned to CSWAC as a whole.
CSWAC as a whole meets on a quarterly basis and will provide networking opportunities by incorporating mini-research presentations by one or more faculty. The primary goal of this larger body is to create an intellectual, research community where faculty will gather to exchange and discuss new scholarship.
CSWAC members are appointed by the Dean of Social Sciences. If you are interested in joining CSWAC, contact CSW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jasmine Nadua Trice is Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Studies in the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media. Incorporating critical perspectives grounded in dynamics culture and power, she has taught classes on histories of exhibition and moviegoing, media studies approaches to space and place, transnational media industry studies, Southeast Asian film and video cultures, and Asian urbanism on screen. Her first book, City of Screens: Imagining Audiences in Manila’s Alternative Film Culture (Duke University Press, 2021) examines the politics of cinema circulation in early-2000s Manila, Philippines, a moment of profound technological and industrial transition. Employing theories of public culture, urban studies, and Philippine cultural studies, the book traces Manila’s post-millennial cinema landscape by focusing on the primary locations of film exhibition and distribution: the pirated DVD district, mall multiplexes, art-house cinemas, the university film institute, and state-sponsored cinematheques.
Jessica Cattelino is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies and an affiliate in American Indian Studies. She is a scholar of indigenous sovereignty, the cultural politics of nature, and everyday American political processes and imaginations. She is author of High Stakes:Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty (Duke University Press, 2008), which examines the cultural, political, and economic stakes of tribal casinos for Florida Seminoles, and which won the Delmos Jones and Jagna Sharff Memorial Book Prize (for best book published in the previous two years) from the Society for the Anthropology of North America. Her current research, which tells human stories of ecological restoration, examines the cultural politics of water in the Florida Everglades. Cattelino has collaborated on a related anthropological and photographic exhibition and is part of a large NSF Long-term Ecological Research project on the Florida Everglades.
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Timu Gallien is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCLA. She is a former Chancellor’s Fellow and postdoctoral scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from University of California, Irvine. Dr. Gallien’s Coastal Flood Lab (CFL) focuses on predicting coastal flood risk from sea level rise, storm events, and urbanization.
Assistant Professor-in-Residence, General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research
Dr. Kimberly Narain completed her residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Following residency, she completed a California Endowment Minority Health Policy Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. After leaving Harvard, she completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellowship at UCLA. Upon completion of this fellowship, Dr. Narain stayed on at UCLA as a Specialty Training Advanced Research Fellow in the Department of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research and earned a PhD in Health Services from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Broadly, she has an interest in health, economic and social policies.
Dr. Eve Brown is a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and UCLA Postdoctoral Scholar. Her project is titled, “Still They Rise!: Exploring the impact of stigma, discrimination, and violence in the lives of African American transgender women”. Dr. Brown received her PhD in Psychology at UC Santa Cruz and was a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Scholar in African American Studies at UC Berkeley.