CGS Academic Year Lecturers

Leila Whitley

Office Location: HSS 2041
Fall Office Hours: TBD


Fall 2018
CGS 100A – Conceptualizing Gender: Theories
CGS 111 – Gender & the Body
Winter 2019
CGS 106 – Gender & the Law
CGS 123 – Gender & Reproductive Politics
Spring 2019
CGS 2B – Intro to CGS: Social Formations
CGS 122 – Advanced Topics in CGS: Feminist Border Studies

Research interests and Education

Leila Whitley’s research interests include feminist and queer theory, critical race feminisms, and the relationships between borders and bodies. She completed her PhD in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, her MA in Cultural Studies also at Goldsmiths, and her BA at McGill University. From 2016-18 she was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz, Germany, and before this was based in the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Karen Shelby


Office Location: HSS 2041
Winter Office Hours: TBD

Winter 2019
CGS 101 – Gender, Modernity, and Globalization

Research interests and Education

Karen L. Shelby received her BA in Political Science and French from the University of Louisville and her Ph.D. in Political Science and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Rutgers University. Her past research examined Simone de Beauvoir’s engagement with the Algerian War and Beauvoir’s everyday ethics of freedom. Her current intersectionally oriented research examines questions of everyday ethics and political engagement, seeking ways to meaningfully confront gendered and raced political challenges in order to build just communities.