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Katherine Johnson Associate Professor Department of Sociology Tulane University

Katherine Johnson

Director of Gender & Sexuality Studies
220E Newcomb Hall

A message from the GESS Director:

Like many of you, I am outraged by the June 24th US Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. This decision undid nearly fifty years of protecting the right to an abortion in all fifty states, established Roe v. Wade (1973). There has been an erosion of reproductive rights over the years and decades since Roe. However, the Dobbs decision has been the most significant action to undermine abortion rights and access across the country in one fell swoop.

Given the Dobbs decision, various state-level trigger laws and bans are now in effect across the country. These threaten the basic right to bodily autonomy of all people who can get pregnant. They will also do the most harm to marginalized people who already had reduced access to sexual and reproductive healthcare. These laws and decisions are dangerous to life and health, and they represent a serious injustice. We cannot and will not stand for this.

In solidarity,
KMJ

Core Faculty

Rebecca Atencio Associate Professor Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane Univeristy
Associate Professor of Portuguese
Kate Baldwin, Professor of English and Communication, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts
Professor of English and Communication Studies
Krystal Cleary
Senior Professor of Practice of Communication
Kelsey Cummings Department of Communication at Tulane University
Visiting Assistant Professor
Katherine Johnson Associate Professor Department of Sociology Tulane University
Professor of Sociology
Mimi Schippers Professor Tulane University Department of Sociology
Professor of Sociology
Mariam Taqaddusi, Tulane University
Visiting Lecturer
Lisa Wade, Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology

Affiliated Faculty

Michele Adams, Associate Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor of Sociology
Thomas Albrecht Associate Professor Department of English
Professor of English
Melissa Bailes, Environmental Studies at Tulane University
Professor of English
Constance J. Balides, Film Studies
Associate Professor of Communication
Elio Brancaforte Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies Tulane University
Associate Professor of German
Frederick P. Buttell Tulane University
Professor of Social Work
Kai-man Chain, Professor of Communication, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts
Adjunct Professor of Communication
Brian DeMare, Tulane University
Professor of History
Gary P. Dohanich, Tulane University
Professor of Science & Engineering
Christopher Dunn, Africana Studies at Tulane University School of Liberal Arts
Professor of Portuguese
M. Kathryn Edwards Department of History Tulane University
Associate Professor of History
Karissa Haugeberg Assistant Professor Department of History Tulane University
Associate Professor of History
Myriam Huet Program for Gender & Sexuality Studies at Tulane University
Adjunct Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies
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Assistant Professor of English
Dennis P. Kehoe Professor Department of Classical Studies Tulane University
Professor of Classical Studies
Michelle Kohler Associate Professor Department of English Tulane University
Associate Professor of English
Kris E. Lane Professor Tulane University Department of History
Professor of History
J. Celeste Lay Associate Professor Department of Political Science Tulane University
Professor of Political Science
Nghana Lewis, Tulane University
Associate Professor of English
Adeline Masquelier, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts
Professor of Anthropology
Saru Matambanadzo Professor of Law at Tulane University
Associate Professor of Law
Nancy Maveety Professor Tulane University Department of Political Science
Professor of Political Science
Judith Maxwell, Linguistics at Tulane University
Professor of Anthropology
 Vicki Mayer Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives and Curriculum
Professor of Communication
Felicia McCarren Professor Department of French & Italian Tulane University
Professor of French
Elisabeth McMahon Associate Professor Department of History Tulane University
Professor of History
Nancy Beth Mock Tulane University
Associate Professor of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Scott Oldenburg Department of English at Tulane University
Professor of English
Tatjana Pavlovic Professor Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Professor of Spanish
Michael Plante Associate Professor Newcomb Art Department Tulane University
Associate Professor of Art History
Linda Pollock Professor Tulane University Department of History
Professor of History
Christopher B. Rodning Professor Tulane University Department of Anthropology
Professor of Anthropology
Dale Shuger Associate Professor Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Professor of Spanish
Allison J. Truitt Associate Professor Department of Anthropology Tulane University
Professor of Anthropology
Michele White Professor Department of Communication Tulane University
Professor of Communication
Ferruh Yilmaz Associate Professor Department of Communication Tulane University
Associate Professor of Communication
Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé Department of English at Tulane University
Associate Professor of English