Below is a list of Graduate Students I advise.  List is currently under construction.

I serve as PhD chair for the following students:


Monica began the Ph.D. program in Feminist Studies in 2010. Her interests involve the development of feminist thought through radio and digital media. She locates her analysis in radio production and is a member of Soul Rebel Radio, a community radio collective based in Los Angeles. Monica earned a Master’s Degree in Chicana/o Studies from California State University, Northridge; her thesis is titled “Emerging Feminisms: El Teatro de las Chicanas and Chicana Feminist Identity Development.” Currently she helps facilitate the Women Who Rock Digital Oral History Archive Project and the Women Who Rock Collective. She produces radio documentaries for the Women Who Rock Project and co-produced a film documenting the UW Women of Color Collective.

MARTHA GONZALEZ, Assistant Professor,  Chican@ Studies, Scripps College

Martha began the Feminist Studies PhD program in 2008. She came to the program with over twelve year as cultural producer, singer, song-writer and percussionist for the band Quetzal. Her academic scholarship focuses on the transnational music movement Fandangos Sin Fronteras.She has recently presented her scholarly work in Paris and Germany. She co-organizes the Seattle Fandango Project ( and as well as the series “Alma en la Tarima/Soul Dancing” : Featuring Rubi Oseguera Rueda (Son De Madera), Carolina Sarmiento (Son Del Centro, Santa Ana CA).  She has recently released the CD, Imaginaries on the Smithsonian Institution Folkways Label.

Her article, “Zapateado Afro-Chiana Fandango Style: A Self-Reflective Moment,” was recently published in Dancing Across Borders: Danzas Y Bailes Mexicanos, eds. Olga Najera-Ramirez, Norma E. Cantu, Brenda M. Romero. University of Illinois Press.


Angelica Macklin begins the PhD program in 2012. Her research and practices focuses on feminist media production and the politics of representation within the U.S., South Africa, and Brazil. She curates the Women Who Rock:  Making Scenes, Building Communities Film Festival.  Click her Vimeo site to view her films.


Nicole began the Feminist Studies PhD program in 2009. She came to the department with several years experience in the museum world and with an M.A. in Museology from UW. Her current research focuses on the politics of representation in the museum setting. She’s presented her research in Turkey. She is co-organizer of Queering the (Art) Museum in conjuction with the Hide/Seek: Different and Desire in American Portraiture.

PhD Committee Member

SARA DIAZ, Assistant Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies, Gonzaga University, Starting Fall 2012.

Sara is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at Her research uses U.S. third world feminisms as a method to “read” the history and historical representation of women scientists of color. Her other scholarly interests include twentieth-century U.S. history, feminist research ethics, and the social studies of science with respect to race, gender, and sexuality. She co-founded the Women of Color Collective at UW.  She recently presented her work in Paris.

Kim Carter Munoz.  Ethnomusicology.

MANOUCHEKA CELESTE, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Manoucheka earned her PhD in Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies. Currently an Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she was Postdoctoral Fellow at University of South Florida as part of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Initiative in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Global Change in a Dynamic World. Her research examines transnational media representations of race, class, gender, and citizenship with special focus on the Caribbean including Haiti, Latin America and the U.S. with a particular focus on the gendered representation of Beyonce and Wyclef Jean. She is co-founder of the Women of Color Collective at UW.  


Rebecca completed her PhD in Communication. She studies media representations of race, class, gender, whiteness as well as hegemonic discursive practices in academia/higher education. 

Melanie Hernandez, Department of English


Noralis’s research focuses on feminist struggles around violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Her current project examines feminist performance in Puerto Rico. She co-found the UW Women of Color Collective and co-produced a film documenting the UW Women of Color Collective.


Jaye’s scholarship examines transgender politics, Indigenous Feminisms, and issues of sovereignty. She is currently developing an exhibit featuring the cultural politics of the Chamorro People.


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