Sanjam Ahluwalia, Ph.D., Professor, History & Women’s and Gender Studies
- Awarded the President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow for 2017-2020.
- Appointed Book Editor for the Journal of Asian Studies, the premier journal in the field.
- Received 2015 Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Global Learning.
- Received NAU grant for course redesign for World History with colleague Ana Varela-Lago.
- Published “Rearranging Sex, Pleasure, and Intimacy: Sexology and the Global Governance of Sexuality from 20th Century Bombay, 1930s-1950s” in NAU Global_ Spring 2015.
- Sabbatical Presentation: “Tyranny of Orgasm.” Women’s and Gender Studies and Department of History; Northern Arizona University, April, 2015.
Ari Burford, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies
- Winner of the “Faculty Diversity Award” from the LGBTQIA Commission.
- Presenting chapter two of manuscript from their memoir at “Writing by Writers” Workshop in Tomales Bay, CA and working directly with Dorothy Allison. October 21-25, 2015.
- Attendee at “Black Life Matters” Conference in Tucson, AZ. January 17-19th, 2015.
- Presented a paper titled “Epistemologies of Love and Genealogies of Violence in Queer Crip Time” at the National Women’s Studies Association conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 13-16 2014.
- Attending the “Writing the Body II” workshop with Lidia Yuknavitch September 4th-7th, 2015.
Meredith Heller, Ph.D., Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies
- Winner of the University Award for Liberal Studies Excellence (2019)
- Winner of the Early Career Teaching Award in Social and Behavioral Sciences (2019)
- Book: Queering Drag: Redefining the Discourse of Gender-Bending published by Indiana University Press in 2020. Named as one of NBC News’ “10 LGBTQ books to watch out for in 2020”
- Published the article: “RuPaul Realness: the Neoliberal Resignification of Ballroom Discourse.” Social Semiotics (2018): 1-15.
- Presented a paper titled “Camp OUTdoors: Utopian Space Creation and Revolutionary Vision of LGBTQ Youth Summer Camps” at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, November 8-11, 2018.
- Guest Commentator, “Drag Queen Asks: Is Drag Degrading to Women?” AirTalk, National Public Radio Affiliate KPCC, Los Angeles, CA, February 18, 2015.
Frances Riemer, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Foundations and Women’s and Gender Studies Associate Faculty
- Published the article “Wrapped in the Flag: Liberal Discourse, Mexican American Studies, and Guns on Campus,” Critical Education, 5(8). July 2014.