Director, Women’s and Gender Studies
Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies and History
Katherine Crawford is Director of the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies and Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. Her books include Perilous Performances: Gender and Regency in Early Modern France (Harvard University Press, 2004), European Sexualities, 1400-1800 (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 2010). She is interested in the ways that gender informs sexual practice, ideology, and identity, both in normative and non-normative formations. She teaches a wide variety of classes in History and WGS on gender and sexuality.
Lecturer, American Studies, Political Science, and Women’s and Gender Studies
Megan Gallagher is a Lecturer in American Studies, Political Science, and Women’s & Gender Studies. She received her PhD in Political Science from UCLA and has previously taught at Brown University and Whitman College. Her research and teaching interests include contemporary feminist theory, the history of political thought, and politics and literature. She is currently completing a book manuscript tentatively titled “The Lost Passions of Republican Thought: Politics and Emotions of the French Enlightenment” and is beginning to research a new project on feminist theories of freedom and refusal.