Vandana Shiva Associate Professor
Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies
I am the Vandana Shiva Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies at Connecticut College. I previously served as the College's interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion. I currently am the Vice President of the National Women's Studies Association.
I am an interdisciplinary scholar committed to bridging theoretical and practical engagements of identity and social justice issues. My 2020 book, Pushing Back: Women of Color–Led Grassroots Activism in New York City, explores women of color's grassroots leadership in addressing injustices tied to domestic work, housing, and environmental policies and practices. My research has been published in Women’s History Review, Fat Studies, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and AAPI Nexus as well as edited collections.
At Connecticut College, I have received the Helen Mulvey Faculty Award for Fostering Student Achievement, the Faculty Mentor Award from the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Service Award.