case western reserve university

Women's & Gender Studies


Thinking critically and creatively by employing gender as a primary category of analysis

Shannon Lundeen

Director of the Flora Stone Mather for Women

The Center for Women is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and Dr. Lundeen is working on strengthening the Center's existing partnerships and building new ones both here on campus and in the surrounding community. Over the course of this academic year, Dr. Lundeen and the staff at the Center for Women will continue to provide superior services, resources, and programming while building a vision for the next ten years of the Center that will position it as a champion for gender equity throughout CWRU's campus.

Dr. Lundeen received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stony Brook University where she also earned an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies. Before joining Case Western Reserve University in July of 2013, Dr. Lundeen spent eight years as the Associate Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program (GSWS) and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women (APC) at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Core Faculty member of the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, Dr. Lundeen taught courses on gender and sexuality ranging from introductory lectures to graduate level seminars, organized and led a series of pedagogy workshops for graduate students, and taught secondary students in Penn's Social Justice Summer Research Institute. In the spring of 2013, she was awarded the highly selective Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lundeen will be working with the WGST program to make its course offerings and its faculty more visible and accessible to a broader constituency at CWRU. By spring of 2014, the Center for Women will host works-in-progress seminars where CWRU faculty members can share their current research on women, gender, and/or sexuality and get feedback from other faculty members and graduate students.

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